ShipStation ODBC: Overview

The ShipStation ODBC client software is an advanced tool that connects ShipStation to an existing data source using Open Database Connectivity (ODBC). The steps to properly connect merchant databases to ShipStation, fully test the results, and ensure a successful integration involve:

ShipStation ODBC Requirements

There are a few essential steps you need to do before you are ready to begin configuring your ODBC store. Please review and complete the following requirements:

  • The ODBC integration is available for Enterprise accounts and above. If you need to upgrade your account, you can do so on the Subscriptions page within your ShipStation account. Learn more about upgrading your account.

  • You must complete the ShipStation ODBC Form before your can sign up for the ODBC service package. This form will help determine if your account can utilize the ShipStation ODBC integration package. Please allow 24-48 hours for a support specialist to review the form and approve your ODBC request. After the approval, you will receive an email with further information.

  • As with any other major configuration, we highly advise backing up all necessary data before proceeding with the connections of your ODBC database to ShipStation.

Additional Considerations

  • The ShipStation ODBC Client software must be installed and configured on a Windows PC.

  • You will need your ShipStation login username and password.

  • You will need the details of the data source to which you will connect ShipStation. This includes the data source name and the data source username and password.

Once the above requirements are met, you are ready to begin configuring your ODBC store in ShipStation. The first step is to download and install the ShipStation ODBC client software.