To set a Ship From and Return Address in ShipStation, you'll create a Ship From Location. The Ship From Location is a combination of your shipment origin address and return address. This information is required to get a rate from a carrier.
Ship From Locations are used for a variety of purposes beyond just getting rate quotes. For example, you can have multiple Ship From Locations for a single warehouse to differentiate between stores for branding purposes or to apply different return addresses. Ship From Locations also link to inventory sources that allow you to view third-party inventory or deduct stock from specific locations.
There is no limit on the number of Ship From Locations you can have in your account.
To add a Ship From Location, do the following:
Click Save Changes.
Some carriers require a Company and Phone Number to create a label successfully. We recommend filling in these fields.
The Ship From Location Country must match your ShipStation account's country of origin. If you ship from other countries, you must set up a ShipStation account based in each country (you can currently have ShipStation accounts in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia).
The Return Address is the address that will be printed on your label and the address used when creating any return labels for an order.
The first Ship From Location you create will automatically be the default Ship From Location. You can set any Ship From Location as the default by checking the This is my default Location checkbox in the Ship From Location pop-up screen.
Create multiple Ship From Locations if you have multiple origin or return addresses.
The Inventory Source drop-down menu relates to viewing inventory in your Order Details. Review the articles about Inventory in the Advanced Features section of this help guide for more information about this feature.