What's New in ShipStation?

We want to keep you up to date as we release new features and update ShipStation's functionality. This release information focuses on what's new and what's changed in ShipStation's new layout. To review a summary of how the new layout differs from ShipStation Legacy, please review the Moving from ShipStation Legacy to the New Layout help article.

New Features

We are excited to show you the new features ShipStation has to offer! If you'd like to take advantage of these new features but are still using the ShipStation Legacy interface, please contact us to let us know that you'd like to migrate to the new ShipStation experience.

Label Cost Review

You can now preview an itemized list of carrier charges before creating a label in the Order Details screen. Click the Cost Review link to open the Cost Review window.

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Display Options: Choose Your Login Page

In your ShipStation account settings, you can now choose which page you want to display when you log in to the app. This feature was previously only available in the Legacy Layout.

To choose the page your account opens with:

  1. Go to the General Preferences tab.

  2. Select the page from the Log in directly to drop-down menu.

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  3. Click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page.

Hotkeys & Barcode Scan Actions Reports

The following Hotkeys & Barcode Scan Actions reports are now available in the new layout of ShipStation:

  • Hotkey Reference Sheet

  • Barcode Scan Action Report

  • Barcode Scan Action Quick Reference Sheet

These reports detail available keyboard commands (“hotkeys”) and scannable barcodes that can help you perform certain actions in ShipStation faster including importing your orders, printing documents, and creating labels.

To generate these sheets, go to Insights > Reports and select one of the above from the Hotkey & Barcode Scan Actions section.

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Updated Functionality

We've enhanced several features you may already be using in ShipStation. These enhancements range from simple interface design (as with the Rate Calculator) to new processes to accomplish old tasks (as with splitting and combining orders).

Read through the updates to get an idea of what this updated functionality includes. Each section will include a link to the full documentation about that feature, in case you want to learn all the details.

Create Labels for On Hold Orders

In the new ShipStation layout, you no longer have to manually remove an order from the On Hold status to ship it. Click the Create + Print Label button to create a label for the On Hold order and move it to the Shipped status.

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You can now also move an On Hold order back to Awaiting Shipment by selecting the order and clicking the new Remove Hold button.

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Scan to View Barcode in Order Summary

In the new ShipStation layout, you can now add a Scan to View barcode to your Order Summaries in your Document Options settings.

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Sorting in the Shipments Grid

You can now sort the Shipments grid by the following columns in the new ShipStation layout:

  • Batch (Batch #)

  • Carrier

  • City

  • Confirmation (Shipment confirmation type)

  • Package

  • Recipient

  • Service

  • Ship From

  • State

  • Tax Paid

  • Tracking #

Automatically Split Batches by Ship From Location

When you create labels for multiple selected orders without creating a batch, ShipStation will now automatically split the orders into multiple batches by Ship From Location.

If all of the orders share the same Ship From Location, they will all be in a single batch.

Additionally, the Label Batch Status screen now displays multiple batches at once when a batch is automatically split by Ship From Location.

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