ShipStation supports almost 100 direct store integrations. "Direct" integrations were built and are maintained by ShipStation. These are the stores you can add through the Store Setup window with just a few clicks and by entering some basic information.
However, you may use a selling channel that does not have a direct integration with ShipStation. If that is the case, you still have a few options:
- CSV Order Import - Import your orders into ShipStation from a comma-separated value (CSV) spreadsheet - this may work well for lower-volume stores, but can become time-consuming as volume increases.
- XML Custom Store - Build a custom store connection based on our Custom Store Development Guide
- API Connection - Use ShipStation's open API to bring orders into a manual store in ShipStation.
Building a custom store or API connection is a big undertaking. So, if you're looking for a quicker, "right out of the box" solution to import orders from an Order Management System, EDI-required (electronic data interchange) selling channel, or Enterprise Resource Plans (ERPs), we can connect you with one of our certified partners for assistance.
ShipStations Integration Request
Our certified solution providers are ShipStation API/XML experts who have completed hundreds of successful integrations for companies like Wayfair, Overstock, Bed Bath & Beyond and many more!
If you are selling through, or want to sell through, any of these Selling Channels or ERPs and use ShipStation to print your labels, fill out our ShipStation Integration Request form. One of our partners will then contact you to discuss how they can facilitate a connection with ShipStation.
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What Happens Next?
Many selling channels require a special type of connection called EDI, or Electronic Data Interchange. EDI is a way for businesses to digitally share information across a standardized format.
Walmart, Kohl's, and many of our other large retail partners require EDI to send invoices, sales, and purchase order information back and forth between systems. However, EDI is an older standard that ShipStation cannot use.
Fortunately, our solutions providers can use our Custom Store or open API to transmit information to ShipStation from an EDI format.
To manage orders from these selling channels with ShipStation, partner with one of our EDI solution providers. They will ensure your selling channel data correctly imports into ShipStation.
To start this process, simply fill out our ShipStation Integration Request form. Next, you'll be contacted by the appropriate partner who will provide you with details about how the partnership works, what the associated costs will be, and what your next steps are.
If you are a custom store developer who needs to access ShipStation's up-to-date logos and other brand assets, please visit our ShipStation Brand page.