A major advantage of ShipStation Connect is that you are able to print from any computer you are logged into to your printer workstation* no matter where you are located, as long as Connect is registered on the printer workstation with your ShipStation admin credentials (username and password).
*Your printer workstation is the computer your printer is connected to via USB
So, let's say you are at your office computer and you need to print to your company's Warehouse Workstation...
First, login to ShipStation using the same username and password used for Connect on the Warehouse Workstation.
*Note: the usernames in the screenshots below are example usernames - you'll be using your ShipStation admin username and password to configure this setup.
ShipStation Connect Login on Warehouse Workstation:
ShipStation App login:
Next, go to Settings > Printing > ShipStation Connect and click the Shared button for each printer that the Office computer will use. In this example, we're printing to the Zebra ZP 500 so that is the one to share. (If you don't plan to use the other printers, you can click the Disabled checkbox for those printers).
*If you do not see your list of devices here, make sure you are logged into the ShipStation app with the same username and password used on the Warehouse Workstation.
Once the Warehouse Workstation's printer is set to be shared, you can login to any user on your ShipStation account, on any computer (or the ShipStation Mobile app), and send print jobs to the Warehouse Workstation printer.
So, in this example we'll return to the Office computer and login to the ShipStation web app.
When you generate the labels from this Office computer, you'll now see the shared Zebra as an available printer. Select this printer to send the print job to it!
The label will now print out from the Warehouse Workstation! Repeat these steps on any workstation that has a printer connected to it and Connect will take care of the rest!