There are a few ways that you can specify which of carrier accounts should be charged for a shipping label.
Before you can choose which specific carrier account will be used for a shipment, you will need to set the shipping service for the order. This can be done manually or through a variety of automated methods like product defaults, service mappings, or an automation rule.
To adjust this for a single order, your best bet is to view the Order Detail screen and specify a "Shipping Account" in the dropdown in the Other Shipping Options section.
Once you've found the "Shipping Account" drop-down menu, select the account that you want to charge the shipping fees to.
If you need to switch carrier accounts on multiple orders at once, a bulk action is a very convenient way to apply the account to a group of orders, assuming they already have their shipping service assigned.
1. First, select the orders you want to update.
2. Once selected, click Other Actions above your orders grid, and then select Apply Bulk Action from the drop-down menu.
3. From the pop-up, click Charge Shipping to My Account... and select the account that will be charged.
4. Click Confirm and the orders will update!
Additionally, this bulk action is available via Automation Rules so that you can adjust certain orders as they import into ShipStation.
1. Head to your Account Settings (the wrench icon in the upper right).
2. Select Automation and then Automation Rules from the sidebar on the left.
3. If applicable, add criteria or filters that would trigger this automation rule. Then from the actions drop-down, select Charge Shipping to My Account... and choose the account that will be charged.
4. Click Save Rule, and ShipStation will adjust applicable new orders as they import!
Note: Automation rules apply starting with the rule at the top of the list and then work down the list from there. Automation rules which apply the shipping service should run before automation which would set a specific carrier account.