ShipStation

Who Uses ShipStation?

ShipStation is a web-based shipping software that was designed for the multi-channel merchant. Anyone who sells on multiple platforms (eBay, Amazon, etc.) & ships physical goods can save time & money.

What Is ShipStation?

Import, manage & ship your orders with ShipStation, the #1 choice of online sellers. We integrate with over 150 of the most popular marketplaces, shopping carts, & carriers plus, you can have as many selling channels & carriers as you need. With ShipStation you get: up to 40% off USPS rates & 29% off FedEx rates; the Branded Tracking Page & Returns Portal; customizable automation rules to prevent errors & cut your shipping time in half; an easy-to-use interface; a totally free 30 day trial!

ShipStation Details

ShipStation

http://www.shipstation.com/

Founded 2011

ShipStation Pricing Overview

ShipStation does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. ShipStation paid version starts at US$9,00/month.

Starting Price

US$9,00/month

Pricing Details

All prices in USD. Plans subject to applicable taxes, if any.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

ShipStation Features

  • Barcode Support
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Compensation Management
  • Customer Database
  • Dispatch Management
  • Job Assignment Management
  • Label Printing
  • Order Entry
  • Routing
  • Scheduling

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  • Barcoding / RFID
  • Import / Export Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Purchasing
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Shipping Management
  • Warehouse Management

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  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Kitting
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Product Identification
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Warehouse Management

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  • 3PL Management
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • CRM
  • Cross Docking
  • Fleet Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Transportation Management

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  • Backorder Management
  • Catalog Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Tracking
  • Recurring Orders
  • Returns Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Special Order Management

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  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Delivery Estimate
  • For Freight
  • For eCommerce
  • Status Tracking
  • Website Integration

View full list of Shipment Tracking Software

  • Air Shipping
  • Bills of Lading
  • Container Shipping
  • Freight Shipping
  • Ground Shipping
  • Import / Export
  • Ocean Shipping
  • Parcel Shipping
  • Shipment Price Calculation
  • Shipment Tracking
  • Shipping Services Integration
  • Warehouse Management

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ShipStation Alternatives

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ShipStation Reviews

Showing 5 of 695 reviews

Overall
4,7/5
Ease of Use
4,6/5
Customer Service
4,6/5
Features
4,6/5
Value for Money
4,6/5
David k A.
Founder & Partner
13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/03/15

"Test your shipping software - they're not all made the same"

Comments: I moved from Stamps.com and cut my shipping and customer service time by 80%. I adopted this software at ~15 packages per day because it was more expensive than Stamps.com. Bad move!!! Pay extra for ShipStation from the start.

Pros: I've used ShipStation, ShippingEasy, ShipWorks, Stamps.com, Ordoro, and SolidCommerce with a few clients. My two favorite are ShipStation and ShippingEasy. They both have different strengths - sweat the small stuff because it really makes a difference if you're shipping 200+ packages a day. It's worth using two or more systems and then picking the best. The time spent is worth the effort. I use ShipStation for managing the shipping and customer service from my website, Amazon, Walmart, Jet, Ebay, and Etsy. The application is rock solid. Creating manual orders is simple, as is importing orders and combining shipments. I like that I can place orders on hold and setup future shipments. Other vendors like ShippingEasy cannot do this (yet). We get a fair number or orders that have a bad address and we're able to put orders on hold until we hear back from the customer. This shipping rules and kitting options are fairly robust. It is easy to identify return customers (this is something not done well by other platforms). The UI is very buttoned-up. ShipStation also has a superior "Search Customers" function that will search on 3 and 4 part names, city, state... Some of the other vendors fail here. Having good search reduces customer service time.

Cons: There are some things that ShippingEasy does better - e.g. they're a single page application and that means that the interface is super fast. ShipStation is slower as you mover around in the interface. I wish that ShipStation could manage my inventory across marketplaces and I'm in love with how some of the other vendors solicit reviews using marketing/email automation. I hope someday that vendors like ShipStation will also connect to Auth.net or Stripe.com so that we can Auth and Settle New Manual Orders. It takes a bit longer to learn ShipStation but if you're running a larger/complicated business you'll come to appreciate the power that comes with the complexity.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/03/15
Ronald C.
Manager
Arts & Crafts, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/12/23

"Shipstation Changed My Life"

Comments: We started with shipstation when our small online shop was shipping well under 100 items a month. I'd tried a few other softwares, and none of them compared. Now, our business has grown many, many times over, and shipstation has scaled with us without a hitch. It's incredibly easy to use, integrates wonderfully with our online storefront, ebay, etc... I've recommended it to many, many people over the years, and I really can't imagine running my business without it!

Pros: Ease of use and feature richness. We had tried a couple of other shipping systems for our online shop, and none were as intuitive and user friendly as Shipstation. We were able to get up and running very quickly when we first started, and now, many years later, I've learned much of the the deep functionality that lays beneath the simple surface.

Cons: I had to think a while, but I do with the dashboard reporting was a bit clearer and easier to read. There are a couple of widgets on there that I have still to figure out quite how to read.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/12/23
Bryan C.
Operation Coodinater
Logistics & Supply Chain, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/03/08

"Shipstation is great software for the price, but it has its limitations"

Comments: Shipstation is great, but as you scale out your business you will most likely need to move to a more robust WMS. For many start up companies that do not have a lot of inventory or a high volume of SKU's, Shipstation will provide a powerful tool that can help speed up fulfillment and release many of the frustration of shipping product while not costing you huge amounts of money.

Pros: Shipstation is great for companies that are looking for a label printing solution for there shopping carts. Shipstation is able to handle high volumes of orders and allows for labels to be pre-printed, which can greatly increase the fulfillment time. There are pretty good filtering options that can lead to more efficiencies when printing that can save time with your fulfillment team. Shipstation integrates with many different platforms fairly seamlessly, which allows for more diversity in the ever growing number of platforms that are out there. They are also constantly adding new platforms that can integrated with. I think the fact that this software is user friendly and efficient in its design makes this software a worthwhile investment for those that need a better shipping solution.

Cons: The issues that we have run into with this software as we have scaled to processing over 3000 shipments a day are too many holes which can cause many opportunities for errors, processing speeds, and lack of flexibility. When you are processing up to 3000 orders a day problems flesh themselves out quickly. One issue that has arisen is the inability to hold people accountable when errors occur. For example, since the labels are pre-printed there is not a simple to way to know who misshiped an order when it is sent incorrectly to a customer. On top of that, since the labels are pre-print there is no way to verify through software on the outbound that a shipment is correct. You have to trust that your team is packing order correctly, which is guaranteed to cause problems regardless. There is also the possibility that labels can be double printed or not printed at all since labels are processed and then a PDF is created to print orders. This has been costly for us an multiple occasions, which is hardly preventable no matter who you have printing. Due to the fact that Shipstation is cloud based this can cause issues with processing speeds. We have seen hang ups (especially on Mondays) that cause the whole team to be slowed down due. The other issue with cloud based system is the lack of flexibility for Shipstation to be customized to how you would like it. If changes are made they have to be made globally, which can take a while or just simply cannot happen altogether.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/03/08
Mal S.
Director
Consumer Goods, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/06/08

"Buyer beware"

Comments: Again. ShipStation is fine but takes a a great deal of time to get used to snd frustrating to programmers with background in other more flexible platforms. Do NOT expect your cost to Ship cut in 1/2 despite their recent advertising!!

Pros: We have used ShipStation for more then 5 years. Our history with the organization goes way back to when they were an independent start-up when they were adding features regularly and very responsive to their customer base. They are now own by Stamps Inc For those using USPS this is extremely relevant.

Cons: If you use USPS, pricing is controlled by Stamps Inc. Do not look to Stamps Inc. For any significant savings on your postage. While consolidators are available for mid- sized e-commerce, Stamps inc provide commercial+ (5%) off consumer pricing snd horrible, I repeat, horrible, sales support. Zero notice on price increases and heartache galore.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/06/08
Brett C.
President
Tobacco, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/06/27

"Shipping software that speeds things up"

Comments: ShipStation has been crucial to our workflow and we'd have wasted hours a week if we were still having to manually enter data. The staff at ShipStation is helpful when you need them but they COULD do a better job implementing features that customers request.

Pros: We like that you can use ShipStation to import and update orders on your shopping cart software with very little effort.

Cons: The cost may be prohibitive for users only using minimal feature set, but still a good value compared to manually hand-jamming data.

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  • Reviewed on 2019/06/27