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  1. I'm guessing he needed a break... he put his heart and soul into EDGE... he deserves the break (not suggesting anyone thinks he doesn't.... just an observation).
  2. @sapguy @Dan Cole +1 that....
  3. @sapguy what software are you using to connect/sync?
  4. Nope.... it is them... not you Malcolm. you need to have an account to leave feedback or vote on other feedback. really tho, I'm not sure how I'm suppose to get them feedback if there expectation is you have to sign up for an account to give feedback.... https://www.shipstation.com/step1/
  5. @ArtcoInc watch.... maybe it is them dumb as rocks and they will make you/us signup for a trial (although not the end of the world... there was no credit card to sign up) to leave feedback... I will see if I can find more. Thanks Malcolm!
  6. @ArtcoInc come on.... lol.... take the 30 seconds and create an account.
  7. I have all ready replied to the mod...
  8. Here you go....
  9. Hey all, while working on a new project to connect my store with Amazon I came across an ecommerce shipping integration software called ShipStation. And realized quickly during my 30 day trial - this is something HUGE missing from OsC.... Wow... what a great program! The ShipStation API connects to almost EVERY eCommerce platform available (both hosted and self hosted) BUT NOT WITH OSC. It even will integrate with Zencart.... It was extremely easy to integrate with Amazon... Here are just a few of the highlights in my few days using it: 1) The API connects with all major shipping carriers - including Fedex, UPS, DHL, USPS, Canada Post & Purolator. 2)The API connects to the "store" and "fetches" current orders where they can be batch printed for picking and shipping labels can be printed without data entry (other than weights and dimensions). 3) Connects to multiple store and multiple shipping carriers at the same time 4) Because the API connects with multiple carriers it can quickly and easily compare shipping rates on the fly and then print labels for ANY of the connected Carriers in seconds.... even international shipments and will even print closing (manifest) reports if required. Just to be clear - this is not a shipping "module" to provide rates via OsC. It is a shipping automation tool to help with the "backend" stuff that our customers don't ever see - the biggest thing is, IMHO, comparing shipping rates of multiple carriers and printing shipping labels without data entry. I have asked ShipStation if they would consider adding OsC to their platform... here is there reply... http://feedback.shipstation.com/forums/330429-product-feedback-fresh-ideas/suggestions/20039272-oscommerce Seriously... go forth and SPAM the hell out of them requesting integration!!!!! Anyone who ships more than a few orders a day....needs access to this!
  10. @Dan Cole all orders are from Canada as we are currently listing only on .ca. ShipStation DOES work in Canada - including integrations with Canada Post and Purolator. I'm going to start a new thread on ShipStation....
  11. @John W baking supplies
  12. Hey all, just wanted to follow up this thread after a full week on Amazon... As a "just launched" seller... we did 13 sales worth $672. Not bad at all.... I'm impressed. Not one order came from a "current" customer - all are brand new.... again I'm impressed. From an integration stand point, un-related to OsC, I was able to very easily add my Amazon store to ECC for easy invoicing. However, most interesting about integration is something HUGE missing from the OsC community. ShipStation.... Wow... what a great program! Was extremely easy to integrate with Amazon and, it would seem, almost EVERY eCommerce platform available (both hosted and self hosted) BUT NOT WITH OSC. It even will integrate with Zencart.... however, not with OsC. I have asked ShipStation if they would consider adding OsC to their platform... here is there reply... http://feedback.shipstation.com/forums/330429-product-feedback-fresh-ideas/suggestions/20039272-oscommerce Seriously... go forth and SPAM the hell out of them requesting integration!!!!! Anyone who ships more than a few orders a day....needs access to this!
  13. @Dan Cole For now the volume is very small - an order or 2 every day, so we are handling it manually. Just printing the Packing Slip from Amazon and manually creating a shipping label. However, as the volume increases we will definitely have to do some kind of automation. So far I'm exploring 2 options: 1) a commercial addon (holbilink) that does exactly as you suggest - pushes your Amazon (or ebay) orders into OsC... Or... 2) keeping Amazon orders separated from OsC and pushing them directly into our accounting software with a different commercial addon (Webgility... which we currently subscribe too... however requires an update). The thing I like about option one is it allows us to maintain one "process" - for training staff, picking, printing shipping labels etc. Along with this project I'm putting a massive push on saving money on shipping... Currently I have accounts, with FedEx, Canada Post and DHL... All have significant discounts and are negotiated based on volume. However, as mentioned above... the rates are still killing me. So, I'm currently exploring going "third party" to force more competition into our rates - with shipstation or eshipper. So.... I need to carefully plan out how this is all going to work without adding too many layers of complexity.
  14. Me too... in Canada F & U (as I call them) are even LESS competitive. That said, I presume Amazon will only use their own shipping for FBA (fulfilled by Amazon/Prime... which I'm not using). I don't think we will have anything great to report for at least a month or more - we need to be customer rated before we can get ride of the "just launched" title and then need to prove ourselves a little further to win out the buy box from our competitor (where, when a customer clicks the "add to cart" button on a product we are competing for... the order gets directed to us automatically).
  15. Hey all who have followed this thread - I just wanted to touch base.... I have gone to the "dark side" and I'm testing 100 (of 3400) sku's on Amazon. I have been up live since Thursday last week. Because we are a "just launched" seller in a very competitive space we are not getting a lot of traction... yet... However have won a few orders and I do see a light at the end of the tunnel. Not advocating for Amazon here... at all... in fact, if I didn't have a larger competitor on Amazon steeling some low hanging fruit - I wouldn't do it (the fee's are very high). From an OsCommerce standpoint - found all the current Amazon product addons, for one reason or another are not working. So, I have taken the steps to modify an old inventory reporting excel addon to fit amazon's Add Product template and also their Price and Quantity updating template. Together these two addons offer a "small" amount of automation to adding products to and managing Amazon inventory. If anyone is interested in testing these addon's please let me know - I will, when done, add them to the addons.