So, you've signed up for ShipStation and want to start printing labels. You just have a few things you have to do first:
- Connect your stores
- Add your carrier accounts
- Set up your Ship From Locations
- Configure your printer and label format.
Connect Your Stores
ShipStation acts as a hub for all your different stores' orders. If you're new to ShipStation, head to the Welcome tab and click Connect a channel.
The available stores to connect with will appear. Choose the one(s) that you need to connect and follow the steps in the connection pop-up.
Similarly, you can follow the steps outlined in this article to add a selling channel.
Fill in the required information for each store's setup process and your orders will begin importing once a store refresh is completed!
Add Your Carrier Accounts
Creating labels is at the center of ShipStation's functionality. To do this, you'll need to have your carrier accounts connected. Here's how to connect a carrier or fulfillment provider.
1. Click Set up a carrier on the Welcome tab.
2. Select the carrier accounts you need to connect and enter in the required information for each on the page that appears.
Set up your Ship From Locations
A Ship From Location is required for your carrier to return a shipping rate. This Ship From Location's address will also display as the Return To address on a label. So, this will come into play even if you are bringing your packages to a carrier drop-off point.
See What features should I set up next? for more information on what to do after you set up your shipping.
Configure Your Printer and Label Format
You can also determine if you want the label's corresponding packing slip to always accompany the label when printing.
This short video runs through the initial setup process.