The Midnight shipping integration with ShipStation allows shipment data originating from Midnight to be captured and sent to the third-party shipping software solution. Likewise, shipment data generated from the shipping software can automatically be added to Midnight.
Part 1: Midnight Setup
All shipments are done under the Shipping tab --> Ship to Multiple Locations
When the shipment is ready, you will need to mark the Shipment as “Ready to Ship” by clicking the magnifying glass icon and Set Order Version Status to “Ready to Ship.”
Change Order Version Status to “Ready to Ship”
Part 2: Configure ShipStation™
This section of the document outlines the configuration of ShipStation, depending on the version of Shipstation some of the screen and window options may have changed.
Log into ShipStation and click on the Gear icon at the top right corner to load the Settings page:
In the left margin expand the Selling Channels folder and select Store Setup:
On the Store Setup page click the + Connect to Store or Marketplace button:
In the Add your Store or Marketplace window select Custom Store:
This will open the Modify your Custom Store Connection window. In this window, in the URL to Custom XML Page enter the address of the Midnight API (example: https://api.vsmidnight.com/v1/shipstation).
*This URL will be provided by Print Reach, if you do not have it, please call us at 888-581-3100.*
User: [Midnight Token]
Password: [Shipstation User||Password from Midnight] (this needs to be set up under Employee in Midnight Admin)
In the Awaiting Shipment Status field enter the Midnight job status type -- Ready to Ship
After entering the credentials, click the Test Connection button to verify the connection is enabled. If the connection fails, review the following article from ShipStation for steps on correcting connection issues: https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/360025853072-Troubleshoot-New-Store-Connection-Issues
In the New Custom Store window enter a store name and click Save Changes.
To map the Midnight shipping carriers and services select the Shipping Services tab and click the Add Service Mapping button (the Shipping Services must match exactly with the Ship Via from Midnight):
In the Shipping Settings section, select the matching service and package and click the Save Changes button. Repeat this process for each shipping carrier/service combo.
You will need to make sure that you set up your Delivery Methods and ShipStation Shipping Mapping to match exactly.
FYI: You need to have USP, FEDX & Etc. shipper account setup in ShipStation before you will see them in the Shipping Service Drop Down
Service Key must match Midnight Delivery Methods “Name”
To map the Midnight shipping carriers and services, select the Shipping Services tab and click the Add Service Mapping button:
In the Shipping Settings section, add your Service Key (Delivery Method Name from Midnight) select the matching service and package and click the Save Changes button.
Repeat this process for each shipping carrier/service combo.
Part 3: Shipment Integration Workflow
This section outlines the workflow of creating a shipment in Midnight and integrating the shipment with ShipStation.
In ShipStation click the Update button -- clicking this button will capture and load all the Midnight shipments created since the last time the update ran.
When a shipment is processed in ShipStation the following information will be sent to the Midnight shipment:
- Tracking Number
- Date Shipped
- Shipping Carrier and Service.