To purchase labels using a ShipStation carrier, you must have funds in your ShipStation Balance. You can add funds when you purchase the label, add them manually in your Payments & Subscription settings, or set ShipStation to automatically add funds once the balance falls below a specified threshold.
Troubleshoot Funding Errors
If you experience an error when adding funds to your ShipStation Balance, you may need to update your payment method.
If your balance is too low to purchase the label when you click the Create Label button, you'll be prompted to add funds in the Cost Review pop-up.
Simply enter the desired amount and click Continue. ShipStation will then create the requested label.
The Cost Review pop-up also provides the option to change the scheduled ship date. If you'd like the change the ship date to a date other than the present day, click the calendar icon to choose the date before you click Continue.
You can set ShipStation to automatically fund your balance once it reaches a certain threshold. You can set the threshold, the amount to add to the balance, and the maximum number of times per day auto-funding is allowed to happen.
Auto-funding works by detecting when the balance falls below a certain threshold at the time of a label purchase and then adding a pre-specified amount to your balance to bring it above the threshold again.
For example, if you wanted to purchase $100 by default any time your account balance falls below $250, set the Add if balance below amount to 250 and the Auto-fund amount to 100. Then enter in the maximum number of times ShipStation should automatically purchase postage in a day next to Max funding.