Once you have completed your first Point of Sale sync to Accumula, you may enable integration with Shipstation.
Channels Shipstation Integration is configured in Shipstation using a CustomStore URL through a Shipstation Custom Selling Channel. Setup of the integration requires the following:
- Shipstation Account
- Accumula Credentials: Accumula Username and Accumula API Key
- CustomStore URL as provided by Accumula
You will have received a CustomStore URL along with your Accumula Credentials or upon request from from Accumula Support. Before getting started, please find your CustomStore URL to have handy. Here is an example of a CustomStore URL:
Connecting Accumula to Shipstation
The Accumula to Shipstation Integration is setup within Shipstation using the Advanced CustomStore API. Start by adding a Custom Store as a Selling Channel within ShipStation.
To get started, you will register your Point of Sale as a Custom Store Selling Channel in Shipstation application. To do this:
- Find your Selling Channels
Click on "Account Settings" (the gear icon in the top right)
Then click "Selling Channels" and "Store Setup" from the sidebar on the left.
- Create a new Selling Channel
Click "+ Connect a Store or Marketplace"
- Select the Selling Channel Type
Search for the word "custom", and choose the "Custom Store" option.
- Setup your Custom Store
Enter your Accumula Username and API Key, then the Shipstation CustomStore URL provided by Accumula: https://AccumulaUsername:AccumulaAPIKey@accumula.co/data/api/v1/shipstation
Under Paid Status add "Awaiting Shipment".
- Test the Connection
Test Connection by pressing the Test Connection Button
If you receive a failure message when testing, please first doublecheck that the credentials have been entered correctly and test again. If the problem persists, please contact Accumula Support.
- Refresh your Selling Channels in Shipstation
Press the Refresh Button in the upper right corner to bring data into Shipstation
Once these steps are completed successfully, Shipstation will begin integrating new Sales/Invoices/Orders in Point of Sale that include the word "Order" or the text "WO-" in the Shipment Notes(Lightspeed Retail), Invoice Printed Notes(Lightspeed Onsite), or Order Notes(Springboard) will be sent as an order to Shipstation.