Step 1 of 4: Authorize the connection
Visit https://shipstation.tradegecko.com and authorize the integration to talk to your TradeGecko account.
A username, password and URL to Custom Page will be generated. Don’t close this tab as you’ll need these items later.
Step 2 of 4: Create a new ShipStation Marketplace
In a separate browser tab, log in to your ShipStation account and go to your ShipStation settings page https://ss4.shipstation.com/#/settings/stores. Click the “Connect a Store or Marketplace” button.
Scroll down and select “TradeGecko"
Step 3 of 4: Fill in your account details
From the previous tab, copy the fields for "Username," "Password" and "URL" into ShipStation. Click on "Test Connection" to make sure the details are correct.
Leave the statuses as their defaults and click the “Finish” button.
Step 4 of 4: Configure your integration
Set "Store Name" to "TradeGecko" Feel free to explore the rest of the options, but it's safe to leave them as they are.
Save changes and you're done!
You should now see TradeGecko in your "Selling Channels" tab. Go into your ShipStation account, click the "Refresh" from the top navigation bar and it will start pulling your Orders from TradeGecko immediately.
- ShipStation doesn't allow partial quantities (i.e. 2.5 units) in order line items, so make sure that you use whole numbers when creating orders in TradeGecko that you want to ship via ShipStation.
- Any discrepancies in Shipping cost between TradeGecko and ShipStation will be ignored, thus shipping costs should be fulfilled using the shipping costs in TradeGecko. Any discrepancies between the numbers will need to be manually handled by customers in their accounting.
- ShipStation requires a valid country code for shipping and billing addresses, the integration will attempt to map country names to country codes but if a valid mapping can't be found we will default the country to your TradeGecko account's default country.
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