Shopify Enhanced Integration

Overview

  • Shopify Enhanced is Starshipit's improved Shopify Integration which supports improved use of fulfillment locations and Shopify tags
  • You can integrate as many Shopify stores into your Starshipit account as you like.

Table of Contents

What you need to get started

Before getting started with Shopify you will need a few things: 

  • Your Shopify store name
    Your store name is located within the URL for your Shopify account when you are logged into Shopify-- after the https:// and before .myshopify. For example, if your URL is https://amazing-clothing.myshopify.com/admin/settings/checkout, then the store name is amazing-clothing
  • Shopify username
  • Shopify password
  • You will need to complete the set up process through app2.starshipit.com rather than the Shopify app or the Print Application. 

How to set up Shopify Enhanced

To enable Shopify on your account:

  1. In your Starshipit account, go to Settings > Integrations.
  2. Click Add a new integration, then select Shopify from the list.
  3. Select Enhanced under Integration Version.
  4. Enter your shop name.
  5. Click Authorise. This will redirect you to Shopify to log in and provide Starshipit access to your website. 
  6. Test the connection, you're good to go!

Migrating from Shopify Legacy?

We've added some major features to streamline your shipping process when using Shopify with Starshipit. 

  • Import your Shopify Tags and have them display in Starshipit's UI 2.0 allowing consistency for your orders across your eCommerce stack. 
  • If you are using Shopify Markets then the incoterm that is selected in Shopify (either duties paid or unpaid) will be automatically set on the order when it is imported into Starshipit making charges duties on checkout a breeze. (See Duties and import taxes) 
  • Have multiple different locations in Shopify? Shopify enhanced will allow you to chose what fulfillment locations you would like to import into your account and ensure the fulfillment will deduct stock from the fulfillment location you've allocated the order to.
  • Using Shopify's multi origin shipping to allow an order to be split between multiple locations? Each fulfilment will be imported as it's own order so you can send them to different Starshipit accounts to ensure they are shipped from the correct location.  
  • Shopify Enhanced will support syncing any updates to your orders in Starshipit as long as the order is unshipped. For example, if you cancel an order in Shopify that is already imported into Starshipit, then next time Starshipit imports, we will remove that order from your unshipped tab. 
  • We now import your local pickup orders so that you can pack them much like your orders to be shipped. We will update Shopify when the order has been dispatched. 

Additional Configuration

Shopify Enhanced offers more customization over how and when you import your orders. To configure them please see below:

Order Status
Use this option to select what status orders should be in to import into Starshipit
Locations
Select which fulfillment locations in Shopify you would like to import into this account
Quick Tip: if you are fulfilling out of multi-locations, combine the above option with Starshipit Multi Location Child Accounts
Delivery Methods
Specify which delivery methods you would like to come through to Starshipit. The options are:
  • Shipping: These are orders in which a customer has selected for the order to be shipped to them
  • Local Pickup: These are orders that are nominated as pick up in store. 
    Local pickup orders from Shopify will import with the delivery address set as your pickup address in Settings > Pickup Address. We recommend you take advantage of our pickup carrier and rules to automatically assign these orders to be pickup in store. For more information on this see our guide: How to set up pick up in-store
  • Local Delivery: These are orders where the customer is located close to you and has opted for a local delivery
Delivery Options
See our guide on calculated shipping rates with Shopify
Advanced Tab
The advanced tab allows you to further customise your integration to meet your exact requirements. Options include:
  • Blocking orders with certain tags from importing
  • Configuring how different fields are mapped to the order you see in Starshipit
  • Disabling writeback
Tags
You can now import Shopify order tags with your orders. These will only be visible in UI 2.0. To enable these:
  1. Go to Settings > Integrations > Shopify SettingsAdvanced > Enable Import Tags from Shopify.
  2. Tags will now appear in the orders grid. For more information on tags, see here: Tags.
Variants
You can import Shopify item variants as the description to make pick and packing easier. To enable these:
  1. Go to Settings > Integrations > Shopify SettingsAdvanced > Enable Map the name of product variants for order item descriptions.
  2. These will apply on import. To update the orders in your new tab remove and & re-import your orders.
Bin Locations
We've leveraged Shopify's new metafields so that you can import bin locations into Starshipit. This will allow you to pick and pack more effectively using our packing slips.
This feature is available for bin locations on both the product itself and the variant. To have these import you will need to:
  1. Create a new custom text metafield in Shopify. The name space and key will need to be
    custom.bin_location
  2. Ensure your products have values set.
  3. Go to Starshipit > Settings > Integrations > Shopify Advanced > Import Bin Location metafield and select whether you have configured the bin location on the product or the variant.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Now when you import, the bin locations will come through to Starshipit.

Actions from within Shopfify

What's Next?

Now that the integration is complete, you can add the import Authority to Leave option in Starshipit, or set up live rates at checkout with Shopify.

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