Provides information on the BackerKit integration to ShipStation and links for relevant resources.

BackerKit is management software to connect crowdfunding backers and project creators who have run successful crowdfunding campaigns on sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

The BackerKit integration pushes your orders into ShipStation so you can create labels and ship them.

Connect BackerKit and ShipStation

To use BackerKit with ShipStation, you'll need to generate a set of API keys and enter them in your BackerKit account.

To get your ShipStation API key and secret:

  1. Click Generate New API Keys if no key and secret are listed yet.

    Account settings: API Keys: Reads, "You haven't generated any API keys". Generate New API Keys button.


    If you've already generated your API keys, the existing API keys will be displayed here and the button will say Regenerate API Keys.

    If you already have API keys, do NOT generate new ones. Instead, copy your existing key and secret.

  2. Copy your key and secret.

    You can then provide them to the account you wish to access ShipStation's API.

Use BackerKit with ShipStation

You must have a manual store set up in your ShipStation account where BackerKit is to send orders. ShipStation includes a manual store in your ShipStation account by default. If you have deactivated it or would like to create a new one, follow the instructions on adding a manual store in our Connect a Store article.

If you need to enter a GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) for your store into your BackerKit account, locate this in ShipStation by clicking the Edit option next to the manual store in Settings > Selling Channels > Store Setup.

The GUID is the set of numbers at the end of the URL that appears in your browser's URL field.

ShipStation store URL with red arrow pointing to storeID.

For details on how to configure your BackerKit account, review their article How do I integrate with ShipStation.

Globally Unique Identifier
Globally Unique Identifier