Integration With Shipstation

ReturnGO integrates with ShipStation to help you manage your return shipping. 

ShipStation is a web-based order management and shipping software designed to help you be exceptionally efficient at processing, fulfilling, shipping, and returning eCommerce orders.

ShipStation combines order processing, inventory management, the creation of shipping labels, and customer communication. 


The ReturnGO-ShipStation integration has the capability to generate forward shipping labels with the store’s return address as the destination.

Note: Pay-on-scan return labels are currently not supported. 

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To link your ShipStation account to ReturnGO, you will need: 


When choosing a carrier, it should be configured to support return labels. 

  • Otherwise, the carrier may show up in your shipping account but will not be listed as a carrier option in ReturnGO.  

Linking your ShipStation Account to ReturnGO

To link your ShipStation account to ReturnGO: 

  1. Go to Integration > Products & Services
  3. Choose Shipstation from the drop-down list. 
  4. Click on the green check mark.

5. Enter your credentials. 
6. Click CONNECT. 

Adding the Integration to a Return Method

Once you've connected the integration, you'll need to add it to a return method:

  1. Go to Return Methods
  3. Click ADD RETURN METHOD or select a return method to edit.

4. Go to the Shipping Label Settings section. 
5. Set Connection to Shipstation
6. Select a carrier/service level.

7. Verify your return address and shipping instructions. 
8. Click on the save icon. 

Troubleshooting the Integration 

Many of the issues encountered related to integration can be identified during setup or label generation. 

Here are a few things you can check to try and fix such issues: 

Setup Issues 

Make sure your API credentials are accurate.

  • There should be no extra spaces before or after each API entry.
  • Make sure you are using live or production API credentials - not dev or test APIs.
  • Try to re-generate a new API key and try to reconnect. 
  • If a courier service or service level is not available, contact your shipping service support team to verify which “return” services are available for you. 

Note: Some carriers support forward deliveries only, returns only, or both. 

Label Creation Issues 

Verify Your Return Address

  • Some carriers may not recognize special characters which might cause issues when generating labels. 
  • Remove special characters and unnecessary spaces in your return address. 
    • For example: 
      • If your store name is “John & Jane Store”, change it to “John and Jane Store”. 
      • If your store’s contact number has “+” or “( )” signs, remove them.

Verify the Customer’s Address

  • ReturnGO takes the customer's address at the time of the return request.
  • In case there are corrections to the customer’s address, reject and resubmit the return request. 

Verify the Item Weight 

  • If the total weight of all the items being returned exceeds the service level’s weight limit, then the carrier will reject the label request. 

ShipStation-Related Issues 

For ShipStation-related issues, please contact ShipStation support at ShipStation > How to Contact ShipStation. 

Other Issues 

For any other issues, feel free to contact ReturnGO support through live chat or email