How to use Shift4Shop with ShippingEasy

Shift4Shop integrates directly with ShippingEasy. Shift4Shop is a platform for selling your products which makes it easy to receive orders and ship them to your customers. ShippingEasy will automatically send queries to read the orders from your Shift4Shop account and then load them into our application. Once shipped, shipment data will be sent back to your Shift4Shop store. To integrate your Shift4Shop store with ShippingEasy, follow our step-by-step guide .

ShippingEasy supports two different Shift4Shop integrations. This article applies to the newer REST-based integration. Learn more about the different Shift4Shop integrations with ShippingEasy.

Click through the sections below to find more details on how Shift4Shop works with ShippingEasy.

Syncing Orders

Once Shift4Shop is integrated with ShippingEasy, orders that have been placed in the last 14 days will begin to appear on the ORDERS page. The following are frequently asked questions about syncing orders from Shift4Shop to ShippingEasy.

How often are my orders synced from Shift4Shop to ShippingEasy?

By default, ShippingEasy will sync with your store hourly to pull in any new orders.

How do I get existing Shift4Shop orders synced to my new ShippingEasy account?

If you have orders older than 14 days old, you can create manual orders for these shipments. Learn how to add manual orders one-by-one or via a CSV file.

Are all orders sent from my Shift4Shop account to ShippingEasy?

You can choose which order statuses will sync with ShippingEasy. The following statuses are available to sync:

  • New
  • Processing
  • Partial
  • Unpaid
  • up to 3 custom statuses

Learn how to select which statuses sync from your Shift4Shop store.

How are order status values mapped from Shift4Shop to ShippingEasy?
Shift4Shop status ShippingEasy status
New Awaiting Shipment
Processing Awaiting Shipment
Partial Partially Shipped
Unpaid Awaiting Payment
Hold Awaiting Fulfillment
Custom 1, 2, 3 Awaiting Shipment

The statuses Shipped, Cancelled, and Not Completed will not sync into ShippingEasy.

What happens if I click Sync on the ShippingEasy ORDERS page?

The Sync link prompts ShippingEasy to pull through orders in an approved status. If your store is set up for automatic order downloads, selecting the Sync link will download orders since the last time a sync completed.

A sync is run automatically each night and can be run manually using the Sync link.

If you have disabled the automatic order download, you must use Sync to download your orders. It can take 15-20 minutes for orders to populate after selecting Sync.

Are manual orders brought into ShippingEasy from Shift4Shop?

Yes. As long as the manual orders are in an approved syncing status when the API queries your store, they will be brought into ShippingEasy.

Editing Orders and Shipments

ShippingEasy can recognize when certain changes have been made to an order in your store. For a complete overview, check out our FAQs on the topic. The following are frequently asked questions specific to Shift4Shop orders that are still on the ORDERS page.

If I cancel an order in Shift4Shop, will it automatically clear from ShippingEasy?

Yes. If the order is still on the ORDERS page in ShippingEasy and has not been edited in ShippingEasy, then if the order is canceled in Shift4Shop it will be removed automatically the next time ShippingEasy syncs Shift4Shop orders.

Shipment Changes and Updates

ShippingEasy updates your store with order information throughout the entire shipping process.

What information is sent back from ShippingEasy to Shift4Shop?

When ShippingEasy updates an order back to Shift4Shop, it marks the order as Shipped and provides Shift4Shop with the ship date, carrier and tracking number.

Why isn't ShippingEasy marking my order as Shipped in Shift4Shop after I purchase a label?

ShippingEasy will attempt to update the order status to Shipped in Shift4Shop. However, if you have customized your Shift4Shop statuses and assigned any name other than "Shipped" to your Shipped orders folder, ShippingEasy will be unable to mark your orders as shipped. Once you update your Shipped order folder's name back to "Shipped", future order updates to your Shift4Shop store will be successful.

If I combine two orders in ShippingEasy, do both orders get updated in Shift4Shop?

Yes. They will both be updated as Shipped with the shipment information.

If I split an order in ShippingEasy, will ShippingEasy update both tracking numbers to Shift4Shop?

No. Although ShippingEasy will update the order as shipped twice via the API, Shift4Shop only allows one tracking number to be applied to the order.

Does ShippingEasy support sending the line items of a Shift4Shop order to multiple recipients?

No. Shift4Shop provides the option to purchase multiple items and send them to multiple recipients; however, ShippingEasy does not currently support this.

We're interested to know how important this feature is to our Shift4Shop customers.  Please leave your feedback in our Feature Request forum. Learn more about sharing your feedback with ShippingEasy.

Orders and Product Information

ShippingEasy displays your order and product information on the ORDERS page, where you can customize what information you see. Learn more about customizing your ORDERS page.

What product information from Shift4Shop is displayed in ShippingEasy?

The following product details are displayed in ShippingEasy:

  1. Name
  2. SKUs
  3. Weights
  4. Warehouse Locations
  5. Product Options. Learn more about configuring ShippingEasy to display product options.

This information can be found by navigating to SETTINGS > Edit Store Settings link under the Shift4Shop store listing.

Email Notifications

Shift4Shop automatically sends shipment confirmation emails to your customer once their order has been shipped. Return label emails can be automatically sent to customers if they have included an email address with their order. Learn more about automatically sending prepaid return labels.

ShippingEasy send email notifications to my Shift4Shop customers when their orders ship if you choose so. Learn how to turn on email shipment notifications.

Customer Marketing

ShippingEasy offers a Customer Marketing solution to help build and grow relationships with your customers. Customer Marketing can be added to your ShippingEasy subscription at any time. A Customer Marketing subscription is managed by selecting a tier which determines how many emails you can send each month. Learn more about email credits.

Troubleshooting tips

The following are common issues and resolutions that can occur with ShippingEasy’s Shift4Shop integration.

Why are my orders not downloading from Shift4Shop?

The most common reason that Shift4Shop orders do not download into ShippingEasy is that the orders are not in a status that syncs when ShippingEasy queries your Shift4Shop store.

Learn how to select which statuses sync from your Shift4Shop store.

If you manage your orders in your Shift4Shop admin panel by moving them between statuses, you may wish to disable ShippingEasy's automatic order download.  This allows you to edit your orders and then tell ShippingEasy when you're ready to sync your orders. Learn more about syncing on demand.


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