Shipwire

Details about ShipStation's integration with Shipwire. Includes requirements, connection process, features, notes, and troubleshooting tips.

Shipwire is a worldwide fulfillment solution that will store your products and ship them to your customers. ShipStation's integration with them allows you to submit requests to Shipwire so they know what to ship and where to ship it.

If you do not yet have an account, go to the Shipwire sign-up page to sign up for an account!

Shipwire Integration Requirements

Connection Requirements:

  • An active account with Shipwire.

  • Your Shipwire account email address

  • Your Shipwire account password

Connect a Shipwire account to ShipStation

To connect your Shipwire account to ShipStation:

  1. Select the Shipwire tile and click Connect.

    Shipwire logo
  2. Enter your Shipwire email address and password.

  3. Click Connect.

Warning

ShipStation does not validate the Shipwire email address and password during the connection process. Thus, it's possible to enable the Shipwire integration using an invalid email address or password without seeing any errors until ShipStation tries to get rates or submit a fulfillment request. If an invalid email address or password are entered, you'll need to remove Shipwire and re-add it using a valid email address and password.

Available Features or Shipwire

ShipStation's integration with Shipwire supports the following standard features:

Support-enabled Features for Shipwire

The following additional options can be enabled by ShipStation Support:

Feature

Description

Request fulfillment for insufficient inventory

By default, ShipStation will not submit fulfillment requests to Shipwire if the product has insufficient stock in Shipwire.

If this setting is enabled, ShipStation will submit fulfillment requests to Shipwire regardless of the current stock levels. These fulfillment requests will be set to Backordered/OnHold status in Shipwire.

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.

Additional Details about the Shipwire Integration

  • ShipStation cannot control the specific shipping carrier, service, or package type that Shipwire will use to deliver your products to customers. Shipwire will choose the optimal shipping carrier, service, and package based on the products that are being shipped, the destination, and your Shipwire account settings.

  • ShipStation can only receive and store a single tracking number for a Shipwire fulfillment. If Shipwire used a carrier who supports multi-package shipping, ShipStation will receive a master tracking number that can be used for all packages in the shipment. If Shipwire used a carrier who does not support multi-package shipping, ShipStation will only store and use the first tracking number.

  • Rates for UPS are not yet available in the Rate Calculator.

Shipwire Troubleshooting Tips

Here are some common issues, potential causes, and troubleshooting tips.

Issue

How to troubleshoot or resolve

Why am I getting an "Unrecognized SKU" error message when trying to get rates or submit a fulfillment request with Shipwire?

This error message means that Shipwire was unable to identify the SKU that ShipStation is sending in the fulfillment request. Usually, this occurs because the SKU on the selling channel does not match the SKU used within Shipwire.

To resolve this issue, edit the product defaults for the product and set the Fulfillment SKU to match the product's SKU in Shipwire. Be sure to Apply changes to open orders!

Standalone product details window from order items link with a red box highlighting the Fulfillment SKU field.

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.