Batches allow you to group and organize your orders in ways that best accommodate your specific workflow. The first step in batch shipping is to create a batch. Once created, you can add orders to the batch, assign the batch, and process the batch as needed. To learn more about batches and common uses for batches, review our Introduction to Batch Shipping.
There are three ways to create a batch in ShipStation:
Use the + Create a New Batch option in the Orders tab sidebar (bottom left).
Click Batch in the Orders tab Shipping Sidebar and choose Create New Batch.
Select multiple orders and click the Create Label button to create an ad hoc batch.
Ad hoc batches do not have the same available actions as normal batches, but they are also recorded under
Shipments > Batches.
Ad Hoc Batches Automatically Split by Ship From Location
When you create labels for multiple selected orders without creating a batch, ShipStation will automatically split the orders into multiple batches by Ship From Location.
If all of the orders share the same Ship From Location, they will all be in a single batch.
These options will create a batch folder of the orders, which is assigned a number. You can rename it to describe the orders in the batch.
You can add orders to a batch from the Orders tab or from the Order Details window.
Alternative method: Select the orders and click Batch in the Orders grid Shipping sidebar just above the Configure Shipment Widget.
Then select which batch to add the order to from the Add To Batch pop-up.
If you attempt to add an order to a batch and that order is already in a batch, ShipStation will display an alert to let you know and ask if you want to move the orders to the selected batch, or exclude them from the batch.
In the case of orders with multiple shipments, all shipments will be added to the batch. If the order is already in a batch, ShipStation will display an alert to let you know and prompt you to either move the order or exclude it.
The number of orders in any given batch will appear next to the batch name in the Shipment Batch list. Click the batch name to view the orders and begin working in your batch.
You can also view which orders are in which batch by adding the Batch column to your grid.