Asendia USA

Details about ShipStation's integration with Asendia. Includes requirements, connection process, features, notes, and troubleshooting tips.

Asendia USA (an alliance between La Poste and Swiss Post) is the largest international mail consolidation service for USPS. Asendia offers major discounts on USPS international services, supports labels with special characters, and automatically closes End of Day forms. ShipStation's integration with Asendia USA allows you to create international shipping labels destined for anywhere in their extensive delivery network.

Available on Platinum Plan or Higher

To connect this provider, you must be on a Platinum or higher subscription plan. If you would like to add this provider but do not see the connection tile, you will need to upgrade your subscription to the Platinum plan.

Asendia USA Requirements

Connection Requirements:

  • An active account with Asendia

  • Username and Password

  • API Key

  • Account Number

  • Sub Account Number (if needed)

  • Processing Location

Connect an Asendia account to ShipStation

To connect your Asendia account to ShipStation, follow the steps below:

  1. Your Carriers Add-On

    Certain plans will require enabling the Your Carriers add-on before you can connect your carrier accounts. If you have not yet enabled it, you'll be prompted to do so before you can connect your accounts.

  2. Select the Asendia tile and click Connect.

    Asendia logo. Button that reads, Connect
  3. Enter your Asendia Username and Password, API Key , Asendia Account Number and Sub Account Number (if needed), and select the Processing Location in ShipStation.

  4. Click Connect.

Available Features for Asendia USA Integration

ShipStation's integration with Asendia supports the following standard features:

The carrier can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipStation will submit international customs declarations electronically to the carrier.

The carrier can be used to create domestic return labels.

ShipStation will display estimated shipping rates for the carrier based on the connected account information and shipment details.

Shipment insurance, provided by the shipment's selected carrier, can be added to the shipment in ShipStation. This insurance would be in addition to any default coverage already provided by that carrier.

Shipping labels created for this carrier will include a tracking number that can be used to view the shipment status on the carrier's tracking website. Tracking may not be available for all shipping services.

Automatic Tracking

ShipStation can close the day's shipments for the carrier and submit the manifest electronically. The End of Day process may be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. A printable file may or may not be available when submitted electronically - see End of Day (PDF).

ShipStation can close the day's shipments for the carrier and create a printable PDF of the manifest to provide to the carrier. The End of Day process may be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. The file may or may not be submitted electronically - see End of Day (Electronic).

ShipStation can print the store's logo on shipping labels created for this carrier. Label branding may not be available for all services supported by this carrier.

ShipStation can print information on the label as a label message (configure in Label Document Options). The carrier may or may not support all 3 label message fields and label messages may not be available for all services supported by this carrier.

This carrier can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple labels are created for a single shipment and the individual packages are linked together in a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

You can connect this carrier to ShipStation multiple times using different accounts and choose which account will be used to create each shipment.

Asendia USA Troubleshooting Tips

Here are some common issues, potential causes, and troubleshooting tips.

Issue

How to Troubleshoot or Resolve

Error: Length exceeds maximum allowed; Name XLI_ItemCode; Length Allowed: 25

What it means: This error message occurs if the SKU for any product in the order is greater than 25 characters. For manual orders, you can edit the product in the order so that the SKU is less than 25 characters. If this is a marketplace order, you will need to either:

What to do:

  • Create a manual order and ship the manual order using Asendia, then use the Mark as Shipped action to update the marketplace order with the tracking information.

  • Use the Rate Calculator to create an Asendia shipping label, then use the Mark as Shipped action to update the marketplace order with the tracking information.

Whichever option you choose, we also recommend you update your product SKU number to be less than 25 characters and prevent the error from occurring on future shipments.

The carrier can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipStation will submit international customs declarations electronically to the carrier.

The carrier can be used to create domestic return labels.

ShipStation will display estimated shipping rates for the carrier based on the connected account information and shipment details.

Shipment insurance, provided by the shipment's selected carrier, can be added to the shipment in ShipStation. This insurance would be in addition to any default coverage already provided by that carrier.

Shipping labels created for this carrier will include a tracking number that can be used to view the shipment status on the carrier's tracking website. Tracking may not be available for all shipping services.

Automatic Tracking

ShipStation can close the day's shipments for the carrier and submit the manifest electronically. The End of Day process may be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. A printable file may or may not be available when submitted electronically - see End of Day (PDF).

ShipStation can close the day's shipments for the carrier and create a printable PDF of the manifest to provide to the carrier. The End of Day process may be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. The file may or may not be submitted electronically - see End of Day (Electronic).

ShipStation can print the store's logo on shipping labels created for this carrier. Label branding may not be available for all services supported by this carrier.

ShipStation can print information on the label as a label message (configure in Label Document Options). The carrier may or may not support all 3 label message fields and label messages may not be available for all services supported by this carrier.

This carrier can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple labels are created for a single shipment and the individual packages are linked together in a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

You can connect this carrier to ShipStation multiple times using different accounts and choose which account will be used to create each shipment.