Explains ShipStation's Scan to Print feature, how to use it, and additional need-to-know information.
Scan to Print prints labels for orders with a simple scan of a barcode. If you pick, pack, and assign shipping parameters to your orders, Scan to Print allows you to weigh packages and print labels in quick succession!
Before you begin, here is what you need:
Install ShipStation Connect and sign in (if not already installed and running).
Connected label printer.
A barcode scanner.
Packing slips with a Scan to View Barcode or an order number barcode.
Preconfigured shipment weights or a USB Scale.
If using a balance-funded postage provider, auto-funding MUST be enabled.
To use the Scan to Print feature, do the following:
Click Workflow, then choose Scan to Print.
Select a printer from the Printer drop-down in the top-right corner.
If you are are using a scale, also select it from the Select a scale drop-down.
ShipStation will save these selections for you going forward.
Scan a packing slip barcode for an order. This will open the order's shipment details.
If your packing slips do not include a barcode, follow the instructions in the Add Scan to View Barcode section below.
The weight from your attached USB scale will update automatically. To use your preconfigured weights instead, turn off the Use Scale toggle.
Click Print Label or use the P hotkey on your keyboard to purchase and print a label.
ShipStation will immediately be ready for you to scan your next packing slip barcode.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 to continue scanning through your printed packing slips and creating and printing labels for the associated shipments.
Turn the Scan to View barcode on or off for your default packing slips by following the steps below.
Find the row for Packing Slips and click Document Options.
Ensure the box to include Scan to View barcodes on packing slips is checked and click Save Changes.
ShipStation's Scan to View barcode will now appear on your default packing slips and any custom packing slips that use the [Barcode] field replacement.
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You can apply these settings by scanning a barcode preset sheet while in the Scan to Print screen.
Currently, Scan To Print requires a rate to generate a label, thus carriers that don't return rates will not work with Scan to Print.
If you scan the packing slip for an order that has already had a label generated, you can print the existing label by pressing P or scanning the Purchase and Print Label barcode.
If the order weight is 0 but the service/package combination allows it (like flat rate services), the rate will be displayed in orange.