Enable 3PL Access

ShipStation connects Third-Party Logistics (3PL) companies with their clients for easier visibility into order statuses and faster fulfillment. This connection is built on the relationship between 3PLs and their clients, giving access to client's orders and carrier services via the ShipStation app. To grant your 3PL company access to your orders for fulfillment, please contact them to work with you offline to connect your accounts.


  • A US-based ShipStation account

  • Latest version of ShipStation (V3)

  • At least one Ship From Location address set up.

Additional Details

  • Clients can use the Automation action Set Fulfillment Provider to automate the process of sending orders to be fulfilled by 3PL. Learn how to use Automation actions in this article.

  • When you send shipments to a 3PL via Automation Rules, we recommended that you import orders at least once a day to avoid missing any incoming orders from your store. Learn how to set your stores to auto-update for regular importing in this article.

  • Clients cannot view Inventory counts for 3PLs who use ShipStation inventory.

Third-Party Logistics