The "GP Ready" tag can be used to select orders for import. This option gives you a lot of control and is ideal when you routinely need to import both Awaiting Shipment and Shipped orders.

ShipStation's rules system can be used to automatically tag orders based on various conditions, like "import source" which can be useful in some workflows, as when you have orders from specific stores or sources that are not scanned in GroovePacker and therefore do not need to be imported. Please see this article for more details.

UPDATE: The tag import now has it's own switch which determines if GroovePacker will check for tagged orders during regular imports. Enable this switch only when you are using tags as your primary import method. If you are just occasionally using tags to import specific orders that you have made changes to, you can leave the switch off and click the tag import icon to import only tagged orders: 


UPDATE 2: The GP SCANNED tag can now be automatically added to orders in ShipStation when scanning has been completed in GroovePacker. To use this feature first add the tag "GP SCANNED" in ShipStation in the same manner explained below. Next, enable the GP SCANNED tag option in the import options in your ShipStation store settings in GroovePacker.

Tag Setup 

  1. Start by clicking on the Settings page, and then Store Settings click on your ShipStation store to open it
  2. Click the GP Ready Tag Copy to Clipboard button
  3. with the Tag info copied, we move on to ShipStation. 
  4. Tag is displayed in two locations above the ShipStation orders list. (see below for the correct location)
  5. You should see "Manage Tags" at the top, click there.
  6. Then click "Add a Tag:
  7. Then Ctrl+V to paste the tag. If you have trouble with the clipboard just enter "GP READY" (no quotes)
  8. Choose a color for the tag. 
  9. Repeat the process for a GP Imported Tag only if you want GroovePacker to add this optional tag after importing the order. It does increase API calls and import time.
  10. If you'll be using tags as your primary import method enable the Tag Import switch in GroovePacker.
  11. If you are not using the Status based imports you should disable the status switches to reduce import time and avoid import errors.
  12. Now, any orders we tag GP Ready will be imported on the next GroovePacker import. The tag can be applied to individual orders, or applied in bulk to a group of orders.

Once the GP Ready tag is applied in ShipStation the tagged orders should import into GroovePacker the next time the Import Orders button is clicked in GroovePacker.

Video Transcript

Import tags will need to be created in shipstation before their first use. Start by clicking the copy to clipboard button. With the tagged text now on your clipboard head over to shipstation. Click on tag, manage tags, add a tag and then press ctrl or command v to paste in the tag text. Choose a color for your tag, i like green, and click save. You can repeat this process and also create a gp imported tag. Now anytime you wish to import or update a specific order you can tag it as GP Ready and it will be brought over to groove packer in the next import. If the gp imported tag has also been created it will be added when the gp ready tag is removed as an optional indicator that the order has been successfully imported. If you click reload you'll see that the tags have been replaced