ShipStation provides a method for you to close and print your end of day forms for your shipments.
(This article uses USPS SCAN forms as an example, but these steps will work for most carriers that require a physical shipping manifest be scanned.)
|If you using ShipStation V3, check out our article Close Shipments and Print End of Day Forms, which goes over how to perform this action in V3.|
From the ShipStation Web App
Go to the Shipments tab.
Next, click the End of Day section in the sidebar.
The Open section will show by default, and it will display an Open Shipments count for the selected day.
Click on the Close Shipments link corresponding to the USPS carrier when you are ready to close the shipments for the day.
A new window will appear where you can select (or deselect) the shipments for your SCAN form.
Furthermore, if you only want to close shipments for one of your Ship From Locations, click the all Ship From Locations drop-down at the top. From there, you'll be able to close a particular Ship From Location's shipments.
Click Close Selected when you're ready.
Once the forms are closed, click either Print Form or Print All (if you have closed multiple forms).
If there are no open shipments for the selected date, you can click the calendar icon to select a different date to view and close those shipments.
For USPS shipments, please note that USPS guidelines prevent you from creating SCAN forms for shipments with a Ship Date in the past. You can close only the present day's or future days' shipments.
Reprint Closed SCAN Forms
If you want to print (or reprint) SCAN forms that you previously closed, click on the Closed section (under End of Day).
Change the Ship Date filter (or the Closed Date filter) as needed.
Check the boxes corresponding to any SCAN forms you want to print.
Click the green Print Selected button to the top right of the End of Day list.
From ShipStation Mobile
Using the ShipStation Mobile app, you'll be able to generate the barcode and have it scanned right from your phone screen. No need for toner, paper, a printer, or even a computer. You can even produce it in line at the post office!
If you've downloaded the ShipStation Mobile app, you can close the shipments in just a few clicks!
Click on End of Day from the sidebar.
Select the carrier whose shipments you want to close out.
Select the Ship From Location you want to pull up.
The barcode that appears can be scanned by the carrier to pull up the shipments!