OnTrac

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

OnTrac is a regional shipping carrier that offers delivery options to the western US, every ZIP Code in California, and the metro areas of AZ, NV, OR, WA, UT, CO, and ID. ShipStation's integration with OnTrac lets you create domestic shipping labels to any destination in OnTrac's service area.

OnTrac Requirements

Connection Requirements:

  • An active account with OnTrac.

    Visit OnTrac here to open a free account!

  • Your OnTrac Account Number.

  • Your OnTrac Password (contact OnTrac to request this password).

  • A nickname to identify your OnTrac account in ShipStation.

Connect an OnTrac account to ShipStation

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

  1. Contact OnTrac to request a password for use with ShipStation.

  2. Select the OnTrac tile and click Connect.

    OnTrac Logo
  3. Enter your OnTrac Account Number, the Password supplied via email, and choose an Account Nickname to identify the carrier account in ShipStation.

  4. Click Connect.

Available Features for OnTrac Integration

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

The carrier integration can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier integration can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipStation will submit international customs information electronically to the carrier.

The carrier integration 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.

Additional carrier insurance can be purchased through ShipStation.

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.

When tracking is available, ShipStation will automatically track the shipment status and update the tracking status on the Shipments tab. This feature allows for other advanced ShipStation features like delayed notifications and the Branded Tracking Page.

ShipStation can perform an End of Day process for the carrier and creates an End of Day PDF file that can be printed and provided to the carrier. The End of Day process can 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 shipping services.

ShipStation can include information that will be displayed on the label as a label message. Label messages may not be available for all shipping services.

The carrier integration can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple individual packages are linked together into a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

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

Additional Details about the OnTrac Integration

  • Regional Coverage: OnTrac is a regional postal carrier who delivers to every address in California, and the major metropolitan areas of Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado and Idaho. See their Service Area for more details.

  • Supports Label Messages: OnTrac supports the first two label message fields. Label Message 1 = Reference; Label Message 2 = Reference2

  • Multi-package Shipping: OnTrac does not support multi-package shipping.

  • Third Party Billing: The OnTrac integration does not currently support third party or recipient billing options.

OnTrac Troubleshooting Tips

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

Issue

How to troubleshoot or resolve

Setup Instructions

After you create an account with OnTrac, they will send you an email that contains your Account Number, WebOnTrac Login and Password.

BUT you will need to create a different password specific to ShipStation. If you see an invalid-credentials error message, you are probably not using the correct password.

The carrier integration can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier integration can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipStation will submit international customs information electronically to the carrier.

The carrier integration 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.

Additional carrier insurance can be purchased through ShipStation.

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.

When tracking is available, ShipStation will automatically track the shipment status and update the tracking status on the Shipments tab. This feature allows for other advanced ShipStation features like delayed notifications and the Branded Tracking Page.

ShipStation can perform an End of Day process for the carrier and creates an End of Day PDF file that can be printed and provided to the carrier. The End of Day process can 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 shipping services.

ShipStation can include information that will be displayed on the label as a label message. Label messages may not be available for all shipping services.

The carrier integration can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple individual packages are linked together into a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

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