This article discusses troubleshooting steps for some common issues with customer email notifications from ShipStation. Click any of the sections below to see additional details.
If your customer notification did not send or you received a failed notification alert in ShipStation, follow the steps below to troubleshoot the cause and then resend the notification.
Check the Notification settings for the store in
Settings > Selling Channels > Store Setupto ensure the store is configured to send emails.
Check the Notification settings to see if you have enabled delayed notifications. If so, the notification will not be sent until the conditions are met.
If using the condition of when the shipment first hits the mail stream, the service used for the shipment must support auto-tracking in ShipStation.
Confirm the order contains a valid email address.
Amazon, Walmart, and Rakuten do not allow ShipStation to notify their customers and will not include valid email addresses when sending orders to ShipStation.
Resend the notifications:
In ShipStation Classic, click the failed notification icon and choose Retry Failed Steps.
In ShipStation V3, select the shipment with the failed notification and click Other Actions > Send Notification.
If your customer notification emails consistently end up in your customer's spam folder, check the following to help prevent this from happening in the future.
Avoid marketing language in your notification emails, as this can trigger many email provider's spam filters.
Add your company email address in the Email field of your store setting's Branding tab.
Be sure to verify the email address once you have saved your changes.
Without this, email notifications will send from firstname.lastname@example.org, which can trigger the email provider's spam filter.
Do not add include links in your signature. Gmail often sends emails with links in the signature to spam.
If the email contains the wrong branding or used the wrong template, the template assigned to the order may have been changed either manually or by an automation rule.
If your customers are not receiving their shipment delivery notifications:
Check that you have set the store to send Delivery Notifications in
Settings > Selling Channels > Store Setup.
Check that the service used for the shipment supports auto-tracking in ShipStation. If the service does not automatically send tracking updates to ShipStation, ShipStation cannot send a delivery confirmation email.