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ID503 - ShipStation Parcel & Freight Shipments Overview & Sample

Use ShipStation for shipment address corrections and we can push those corrections into eAuto for you.

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Overview

Overview

ID530 is our UPS integration with eAutomate and ID531 is Fedex. We have been searching for a solution for address correction where we see clients paying hundreds of dollars in address correction fees each month (https://hub.ceojuice.com/blog/shipping-incorrect-address-charges). This is an integration with ShipStation (shipstation.com).

ShipStation has address correction built-in and we can write the corrected address back to eAuto along with tracking, etc. We will report what ShipStation is saving you each month on their lower rates plus show avoided address correct charges. 

Note that we also have an integration with OnShip ID34. OnShip allows you to ship via SpeeDee and ShipStation does not, however ShipStation has advanced label options. Both integration are designed to allow you to easily switch back to UPS WorldShip (or Fedex).

ShipStation allows customized color labels (if using color printer) and custom configuration (label only, remarks , actual item descriptions , barcodes , your logo, etc) to print the shipping label as well as the packing slip on 1 label (top part is shipping label…bottom is packing slip ) reducing the print pages and helping assure accuracy . it has a tracking portal that can be branded as well for each client so when their customer click in the tracking link, they go to a branded portal that displays progress of shipments.

As with all of our integrations, this is included in your monthly fee. 

 

Run Schedule: Throughout the day

Output Type: Email

 

 

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Sample

Sample

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Shipping Labels:

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Variables

Variables

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Variable 1: Orders in this status will be uploaded to ShipStation. Use a dedicated ShipStation status.

Variable 2: eAuto Sales Order status to designate as ShipStation order

Variable 3: Use this location if the ShipStation ship-from location is not found for the ShipStation subscription user account and if the warehouse-specific ShipStation location is not set by the eAuto warehouse custom property ZCJ_ShipStation_Location

 

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API Creds

API Creds

We need your API Details entered by you on our website as shown below. The user entering on our website will need 'Customer Admin' security role - ask us at help@ceojuice.com if you need to know who has.

Please enter credentials on our website (https://www.ceojuice.com/CustomerAdmin/Integrations) via Profile / Integrations:

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Select ShipStation at bottom:

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The API credentials will need to be set up by the admin user by clicking the little gear icon at the top right corner. Then on the left pane, click on Account / API Settings and then at the bottom click the “Generate API Keys” button and you see the new API credentials.

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Alert Functionality

Alert Functionality

Process Flow:

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--alert process can coexist with ID34/OnShip and with our UPS ID530 and FedEx ID531 integrations.

-we will create these eViews:

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CEOJuice Shipping Service shipment item dimensions

ShipStation has the ability to record item weight and dimensions (width, length, height) information (in addition to the overall package weight and dimensions). When this information is recorded in ShipStation this e-view will show the updated weight and dimensions on the items that are loaded into the ShipStation items list. It essentially shows a growing list of all unique e-automate item numbers that have been submitted to ShipStation over time. It will be a growing list of new unique item as they are submitted to ShipStation. This item weight and dimension information can potentially be used by other shipping services in future and reduce the need to weigh these items again on the next shipment.

CEOJuice Shipping Service shipment items

This shows the items that have been submitted on the sales order shipment to ShipStation. This is only relevant to ShipStation because OnShip does not consider item-level information. It includes basic information like Sales Order and Shipment Number, item description, unit of measure and conversion factor, and cost and quantity information. This also shows item weight information if available.

CEOJuice Shipping Service shipment methods

Shows a list of ship methods mapped from e-automate ship methods to online shipping service shipping options. This makes it easier to see which e-automate ship methods have been mapped and set as eligible ship methods for use with the online shipping service.

CEOJuice Shipping Service integrated shipments

This e-view serves as a log to show which e-automate Sales Order Shipments have been submitted to which online Shipping Service and current status of the shipment. Data points of interest includes ship address submitted, address validation status, address validation error information, shipping method, online shipping service order number, tracking number if shipment is completed, and standardized shipment address used by online shipping service.

 

 

 

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Best Practices & Tips

Best Practices & Tips

OnShip vs. ShipStation Comparison:

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Custom Property Set Up

Custom Property Set Up

Via Tools / Lists & Codes / Attributes / New

Attribute Name: ZCJ_ShipStation_Location

Description: Warehouse ShipStation Location Name - leave blank for default

Data Type: Text Box

 

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Then go to Tools / Lists & Codes / Configurations (Custom properties), add to Warehouse Config:

 

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Related Alerts

Related Alerts

ID34 - OnShip Parcel & Freight Shipments

ID530/531 - UPS/FedEx Integration

 

 

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