Available Carrier Features

Lists each carrier feature and what that feature means. Each carrier integration article includes a list of which of these features that integration supports.

Each carrier or postage provider integration page includes a list of integration features and whether that feature is supported in ShipStation for that integration.

The tables below contain definitions for the features to help you understand the options and the functionality available for a carrier integration you already have or are thinking about adding.

Common ShipStation Features

Carrier Feature

Definition

Domestic Shipping

The carrier can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

International Shipping

The carrier can be used to create international shipping labels.

Electronic Customs Submission

ShipStation will submit international customs declarations electronically to the carrier.

Return Labels

The carrier can be used to create domestic return labels.

Estimated Rates

ShipStation will display estimated shipping rates for the carrier based on the connected account information and shipment details.

Carrier Insurance

Shipment insurance, provided by the shipment's selected carrier, can be added to the shipment in ShipStation. This insurance would be in addition to any default coverage already provided by that carrier.

Tracking

Shipping labels created for this carrier will include a tracking number that can be used to view the shipment status on the carrier's tracking website. Tracking may not be available for all shipping services.

Automatic Tracking

When tracking is available, ShipStation will automatically track the shipment status and update the tracking status on the Shipments tab. This feature allows for other advanced ShipStation features like delayed notifications and the Branded Tracking Page.

End of Day (Electronic)

ShipStation can close the day's shipments for the carrier and submit the manifest electronically. The End of Day process may be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. A printable file may or may not be available when submitted electronically - see End of Day (PDF).

End of Day (PDF)

ShipStation can close the day's shipments for the carrier and create a printable PDF of the manifest to provide to the carrier. The End of Day process may be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. The file may or may not be submitted electronically - see End of Day (Electronic).

Label Branding

ShipStation can print the store's logo on shipping labels created for this carrier. Label branding may not be available for all services supported by this carrier.

Label Messages

ShipStation can print information on the label as a label message (configure in Label Document Options). The carrier may or may not support all 3 label message fields and label messages may not be available for all services supported by this carrier.

Multi-package Shipping

This carrier can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple labels are created for a single shipment and the individual packages are linked together in a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

Multiple Accounts

You can connect this carrier to ShipStation multiple times using different accounts and choose which account will be used to create each shipment.

Domestic Services

List of domestic shipping services available for this provider in ShipStation. The shipping carrier may restrict which shipping services can be used based on your account.

International Services

List of international shipping services available for this provider in ShipStation. The shipping carrier may restrict which shipping services can be used based on your account.

Package Options

List of package options available for the shipment in ShipStation. The shipping carrier may restrict the package type based on the shipping service or other shipment details.

Confirmation Options

List of confirmation options available for the service you selected in ShipStation. The shipping carrier may restrict the confirmation type based on shipping service, additional carrier insurance, or other shipment details.

Additional Features

This section will describe any additional features available to the carrier integration in ShipStation.

The carrier can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipStation will submit international customs declarations electronically to the carrier.

The carrier can be used to create domestic return labels.

ShipStation will display estimated shipping rates for the carrier based on the connected account information and shipment details.

Shipment insurance, provided by the shipment's selected carrier, can be added to the shipment in ShipStation. This insurance would be in addition to any default coverage already provided by that carrier.

Shipping labels created for this carrier will include a tracking number that can be used to view the shipment status on the carrier's tracking website. Tracking may not be available for all shipping services.

When tracking is available, ShipStation will automatically track the shipment status and update the tracking status on the Shipments tab. This feature allows for other advanced ShipStation features like delayed notifications and the Branded Tracking Page.

ShipStation can close the day's shipments for the carrier and submit the manifest electronically. The End of Day process may be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. A printable file may or may not be available when submitted electronically - see End of Day (PDF).

ShipStation can close the day's shipments for the carrier and create a printable PDF of the manifest to provide to the carrier. The End of Day process may be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. The file may or may not be submitted electronically - see End of Day (Electronic).

ShipStation can print the store's logo on shipping labels created for this carrier. Label branding may not be available for all services supported by this carrier.

ShipStation can print information on the label as a label message (configure in Label Document Options). The carrier may or may not support all 3 label message fields and label messages may not be available for all services supported by this carrier.

This carrier can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple labels are created for a single shipment and the individual packages are linked together in a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

You can connect this carrier to ShipStation multiple times using different accounts and choose which account will be used to create each shipment.