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

Feature

Definition

Domestic Shipping

The carrier integration can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

International Shipping

The carrier integration can be used to create international shipping labels.

Electronic Customs Submission*

ShipStation will submit international customs information electronically to the carrier.

Return Labels

The carrier integration 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

Additional carrier insurance can be purchased through ShipStation.

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 perform an End of Day process for the carrier and submits the shipment information electronically. The End of Day process can be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. A printable file may or may not be available, see the End of Day (PDF).

End of Day (PDF)

ShipStation can perform an End of Day process for the carrier and creates an End of Day PDF file that can be printed and provided to the carrier. The End of Day process can 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 shipping services.

Label Messages

ShipStation can include information that will be displayed on the label as a label message. Label messages may not be available for all shipping services.

Multi-package Shipping

The carrier integration can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple individual packages are linked together into a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

Multiple Accounts

You can connect this carrier integration to ShipStation multiple times using different account information, 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 with them.

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 with them.

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 that are available to the carrier integration in ShipStation.

The carrier integration can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier integration can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipStation will submit international customs information electronically to the carrier.

The carrier integration 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.

Additional carrier insurance can be purchased through ShipStation.

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 perform an End of Day process for the carrier and creates an End of Day PDF file that can be printed and provided to the carrier. The End of Day process can 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 shipping services.

ShipStation can include information that will be displayed on the label as a label message. Label messages may not be available for all shipping services.

The carrier integration can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple individual packages are linked together into a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

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