Quickship (video overview), create labels w/Quickship, enable/disable Quickship, block users from Quickship, usage notes, and Label Queue.
Quickship is a faster way to create labels in ShipStation Legacy. When enabled and active, a single click will set your batch to create labels in the background, skipping the Cost Summary screen and print selection pop-up.
It skips the cost summary screen which reviews the rate details, allows for one-time postage purchase, overrides the scheduled ship date, and displays warnings that may influence your shipping decisions.
It routes label processing to the background via the Label Queue, so that you can ship order after order without all the related confirmation dialogs.
It consolidates recently created labels in the Label Queue so that you have the option to print all of those queued labels in bulk rather than one at a time.
It can be configured so Quickshipped labels print out of your Connect-enabled printer as soon as they're done processing in the Label Queue.
Quickship in the New ShipStation Layout
The Quickship feature is not available in the new ShipStation layout, as some of its benefit is built in by default. We will continue to update the new layout to ensure all the benefits of Quickship in the Legacy Layout are available in the new layout soon.
Since Quickship is so fast and so powerful, you may not want it active all the time. Switch it ON or OFF while you're working with orders in the Orders tab.
Select an order from the Orders grid.
You’ll need to have an order selected for Quickship to be available.
Click the green lightning bolt icon attached to any Create Label button to turn ON Quickship.
Watch the Label Queue icon on the toolbar:
The Create Label button will then turn orange to indicate Quickship is now active.
Click the Create Label button to create a label using Quickship.
ShipStation will start processing the labels in the background, and you can continue to work in ShipStation.
Open the Label Queue to view your labels.
To deactivate Quickship again, click the orange lightning bolt next to the Create Label button. When the button is green again, Quickship is no longer active.
If you are using a pay-on-create carrier (like USPS or ShipStation Carrier Services), we highly recommend enabling auto-funding.
Set your shipping cutoff time so ShipStation automatically rolls the scheduled Ship Date forward after a certain time of day.
Configure your Label Queue so Quickshipped orders automatically print when they're done processing, are marked as printed, and/or are archived to remove them from the Label Queue.
If any part of the label-creation process fails, check the Label Queue for details.
Be aware of potential warnings Quickship will skip. There are two specific warnings that will prevent labels from being created with Quickship:
"This order has already been shipped." Quickship is valid only for the initial shipment or an order.
"Inventory Warning: Stock level has not been provided." If you have Track Inventory enabled in your ShipStation account, you must set stock levels for tracked items otherwise the label will fail on orders containing items with no set stock level.
Quickship is enabled by default for your entire account. To disable or enable Quickship on an account-wide basis, do the following:
Find the General Preferences tab and set Quickship to either Enabled or Disabled, depending on your needs.
If you disable Quickship this way, you will also disable the Label Queue.
Click Save Changes.
You (and any other user on your account) will need to log out and log back into ShipStaton to see the change reflected in the app.
Since the Quickship feature allows users to skip the screen with the rate details and shipping warnings during the label creation process, you may want to require some or all of your users to review the Cost Summary Screen every time they ship an order.
To block Quickship at the user-level (but keep it active on the account-level), do the following:
Find the username that needs to be blocked from Quickship, and click the Edit link on the same row as their username.
Click the Restrictions tab and check the box for Require this user to view the cost summary screen and any warnings when shipping orders. Block QuickShip.
Repeat this process for every user that needs this restriction.
The next time a blocked user logs in, they won't have access to Quickship.