If you ship your orders through a fulfillment service, you can still use ShipStation to manage your shipping needs.
For fulfillment providers or drop shippers ShipStation doesn't integrate with, go to our Dropshipping with ShipStation article.
Review the sections below for details on using FBA and Shipwire fulfillment services with ShipStation..
Before sending orders to fulfillment, you must first add Shipwire or FBA as a Fulfillment Provider, and ensure the SKUs associated with your products match the SKUs listed in your fulfillment provider account.
Before you can send orders to FBA or Shipwire for fulfillment, you must connect your FBA or Shipwire account to ShipStation. Follow the instructions in one of the following articles to get your account connected:
At this time, you can only add one FBA account per country to a single ShipStation account. For example, you can add one FBA (US), FBA UK, and FBA CA account to a single ShipStation account, but you cannot add two separate FBA (US) accounts.
Once connected, the account will be available as a Ship From Location for your orders. You can then send orders manually to the fulfillment provider or create an automation rule that will send them automatically when they import.
Currently, you can only send individual orders to fulfillment with ShipStation V3. We are working on the ability to send in bulk. Check back soon!
To send an order to either FBA or Shipwire from ShipStation, either select the order in the Orders grid or open the Order Details screen. Then do the following:
Click the Ship From drop-down in the Configure Shipment Widget.
If you are in the Orders grid and do not see the Configure Shipment Widget, click the Show Sidebar checkbox.
Choose FBA or Shipwire from the list.
Select the service you wish to use from the Select Service drop-down menu.
The available services should reflect the options configured directly in your fulfillment provider account. ShipStation will automatically get and display the rate for the shipment.
Click Send Request.
ShipStation then sends the order to the fulfillment provider and creates a shipment record in the In Progress: Fulfillment Requested status.
Avoid the manual process by setting up Automation Rules to automatically set the service when the order imports.
To automatically send orders to either FBA or Shipwire as soon as they import from your stores, you'll need to create an automation rule. An automation rule will apply to orders based on the criteria you set in the rule, so before taking this step make sure you've determined what criteria the rule should be based on.
To learn more about how Automation Rules work, review our Automation Rules article.
To create a Send to Fulfillment automation rule, do the following:
This will open the new automation rule pop-up where you determine the rule's criteria and actions.
Set the criteria for your rule.
This is how ShipStation determines which orders to send to fulfillment. If all your orders will be sent to fulfillment, select the option to Apply these actions to EVERY order that is imported.
Common criteria include orders that have products with specific tags, orders that import from specific stores, and orders that ship to specific states.
Click Add an Action and choose Set Fulfillment Provider...
Set the Ship From drop-down to either FBA or Shipwire and choose the appropriate Service.
Check the box to Automatically send fulfillment request to the fulfillment provider.
Click Save Rule.
Going forward, orders that match the criteria set in the rule will automatically be sent to the fulfillment provider with the selected service. Repeat the above steps to create additional automation rules for different fulfillment scenarios.
To apply this new rule to orders that have already imported and are Awaiting Shipment, click the Reprocess Automation Rules button under the list of automation rules.
The above rule will apply to the entire order, sending all items in the order to fulfillment. If some items in an order go to fulfillment, but others do not, or the items need to be fulfilled by separate fulfillment centers, do not use automation rules as the creation of multiple shipments for an order cannot yet be automated.
Instead, create multiple shipments in the order and use the manual send to fulfillment option.
Whether you send orders manually or via an automation rule, ShipStation will then create a shipment record in the Shipped section of the Shipments tab and move the order to the Pending Fulfillment status.
The status will be Pending until FBA or Shipwire update ShipStation that the order has been shipped.
Once ShipStation receives this update, the status of both the shipment and the order will be updated to Shipped. You'll be able to view these fulfillment records in the Recent section, as well as any other applicable statuses like In Transit or Delivered.
The SKU ShipStation sends to your fulfillment provider must match the SKU the provider has listed for that product. If the SKU that imports from your store matches the FBA or Shipwire SKU for that item, you have no further steps to take!
If the FBA or Shipwire SKU is different than the SKU from your store, however, you must enter a Fulfillment SKU in ShipStation before you can successfully send orders for fulfillment.
To enter a Fulfillment SKU for a product in ShipStation:
Click the SKU of the product to open the Product Details.
Click the Shipping tab.
Enter the fulfillment SKU into the Fulfillment SKU field.
This field can currently contain only one SKU.
For FBA products, Amazon typically requires the MSKU value as the fulfillment SKU.
Click Save Changes.
To ensure this change applies to orders that have already imported, be sure to check the option Apply changes to open orders before clicking Save Changes.
For products with a Fulfillment SKU, ShipStation will send this SKU to the fulfillment provider instead of the SKU imported on the order.
Update Fulfillment SKU for Multiple Products
To update the Fulfillment SKU for multiple products at once, use the Product CSV import process. Enter the Fulfillment SKU into the FillSku field in your CSV.