ShipStation ODBC: Overview

The ShipStation ODBC client software is an advanced tool that allows High Volume accounts to connect ShipStation to an existing data source using Open Database Connectivity (ODBC). The steps to properly connect merchant databases to ShipStation are:

ShipStation ODBC Requirements

There are a few essential steps you need to do before you are ready to begin configuring your ODBC store. Please review and complete the following requirements:

  • High Volume Subscription Plan: ODBC is a ShipStation Premium Integration available to High Volume shippers.

    Not on the High Volume Plan? Learn how to manage your ShipStation subscription.

  • ODBC Software: The ODBC client software must be installed to add and manage your ODBC data source(s).

    Don't have the ODBC application installed? Once all of the requirements are met, learn how to download and install the ShipStation ODBC client software.

  • As with any other major configuration, we highly advise backing up all necessary data before proceeding with the connections of your ODBC database to ShipStation.

Additional Considerations

  • The ShipStation ODBC Client software must be installed and configured on a Windows PC.

    • Windows 8 or later

    • 64-bit

  • You will need your ShipStation login username and password.

  • You will need the details of the data source to which you will connect ShipStation. This includes the data source name and the data source username and password.

Once you have met the above requirements, you are ready to begin configuring your ODBC store in ShipStation. The first step is to download and install the ShipStation ODBC client software.