Integrating with ShipStation
ShipStation strives to streamline shipping for online sellers, no matter where they sell their products online. We are continuously adding new marketplaces, shopping carts, and integration tools, because we know the e-commerce space is growing.
As a result, we’ve worked hard to provide developer resources to build custom integrations with ShipStation. If you’re interested in becoming a partner of ours, drop us a line by filling out this form and we’ll get in touch.
The API is a great way to get data directly to and from ShipStation, like creating orders, updating products, and querying order, shipment and customer data.
Our API is available for any plan and allows developers to build applications that interface with the ShipStation platform. The API can be used to automate many tasks including:
- Managing Orders
- Managing Shipments
- Creating Shipping Labels
- Retrieving Shipping Rates
ShipStation also allows you to directly integrate your company's marketplace directly into ShipStation by building a Custom Store API.
Which One Should I Pick?
The method that's right for your integration very much depends on the type of integration you're planning on implementing. A Custom Store allows ShipStation to pull order information from your platform the very same way we pull data from marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon, and Shopify.
Once an order has been shipped in ShipStation, ShipStation automatically pushes tracking information back to your custom store. Though the functionality afforded by this approach is limited to these 2 main functions, much of the heavy lifting is performed by ShipStation.
An API integration, on the other hand, exposes much more functionality, but requires that the developer do much of the heavy lifting.