The ShipExpress module, located in the Sales group, is an add-on module that can be installed from the Plugin module. After installing the plugin, a new module is added that integrates with ShipExpress and provides shipping integration with UPS, FedEx, and USPS.
The documentation on this page is for the most recent version of the ShipExpress plugin. To update, see Update Fishbowl.
- In any Fishbowl Client, open the Plugin module, located in the Integrations group.
- Select the ShipExpress plugin and click Install Now.
- Completely close all Fishbowl Clients.
- Exit the Fishbowl Server by right-clicking the Fishbowl Server tray icon and selecting Exit.
- After re-opening the Fishbowl Server, the admin user can access the ShipExpress module from any Fishbowl Client by opening the Sales module group.
- To grant access to additional users, open the User Group module and assign the ShipExpress-View right to the appropriate groups as explained here.
- Open the ShipExpress module, located in the Sales group.
- Click the Connect Shippo Account button.
- Create a Shippo account or click Log in at the bottom of the window.
- Complete any required steps to complete the integration.
- Set shipping cost on the carton - Use this option to add the shipping cost onto the carton.
- Purchase shipping insurance when the Declared Value is set on a carton - Turn on the setting for purchasing insurance when the declared value field is set. This will purchase insurance for the label through your Shippo account using http://www.shipsurance.com/
- Show warning for zero weight items - Show warning when getting a quote for an order with zero weight items.
- Default Ship Account Type - Choose the default account type (Sender, Recipient, or 3rd Party) to use when clicking the Create Label button.
Ship Quote Button
- Show Carrier Rates - Select the carriers that should be displayed when checking shipping rates with the ship quote button.
- Default Shipping Product - Select a shipping type product that will be used when a shipping charge is added to the sales order after selecting a rate in the ship quote module.
- Apply Rate Markup - Set a percentage or a flat markup for shipping charges that are added to the sales order.
- Get retail shipping rates when using the Ship Quote button on a sales order - Displays retail shipping rates instead of negotiated rates.
Click the Ship Quote button in the Sales Order module to view rates. The address will be validated through the selected shipping carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.).
Click the Create Label button in the Shipping module to choose which account will pay for shipping and to purchase a shipping label.
To store account numbers, open the customer in the Customer module and click the Ship Accounts button at the top.
Click the View Label button in the Shipping module to view the purchased shipping label.
End of day reports
- UPS and FedEx - When you create a UPS or FedEx label in ShipExpress, there is no need to print an End of Day report (as you would in UPS Worldship, for example). This is because all the information in that End of Day report is automatically sent to UPS/FedEx by Shippo each time you create a label. If your driver asks you for an End of Day report at pickup, just let them know that the necessary information was already electronically sent to the carrier through your third-party label printing service.
- USPS - You can create shipping manifests directly from your Shippo account: https://app.goshippo.com/shipments/manifests/
Return labels can be generated directly from your Shippo account. https://goshippo.com/user/shipments/
- Added Recipient and 3rd Party billing with the ability to store ship accounts per customer.
- Now uses OAuth to connect and authenticate Shippo account (Reconnection is required in this version).
- ShipExpress is no longer associated with Fishbowl Commerce. Settings are now completely within the plugin itself. No functionality has been added or removed.
- If you update to this version you will be required to input your settings again.
- Fixed weight issue using the quote feature with weight uom other than lbs used
- Fixed issue where add text on label was not linked to the create label button
- Fixed bug with JX browser viewing labels
- Fixed issue with the check rates feature in the shipping info window
- Fixed bug when using the create label button and the shipment has 6 or more cartons, only 5 labels were created
- Fixed issue when a shipment has already been fulfilled manually in FB and the scheduled task is also trying to fulfill the shipment from ShipExpress
- Added Recipient and 3rd Party Billing functionality
- Fixed bug when update carton cost option is checked and cost field not updating
- Fixed various bugs in the commerce shipping window
- Fixed an issue when the shipping information wasn't being pushed to ShipExpress after using the create label button.
- Fixed "method not found in 3rd party library" error
- Optimized address verification to ignore the first line of an address if it does not have number.
- Added a setting to set retail rates to be displayed when getting ship quote.
- Added a setting to use the declared value field on the ship carton to purchase insurance. Note: Insurance is purchased through http://www.shipsurance.com/
- Added a setting to disable the shipping cost from being set on the shipment carton after creating a label.
- Added a warning that shows when trying to run the ship quote without any carriers set to display rates.
- Added a warning that shows when there is no phone number set for the default main office address in Fishbowl.
- Updated the ship from "name" to pull from the name instead of the address name.
- Fixed an issue where the ship from phone number was not being set properly.
- Fixed an issue that was causing shipping services not be be imported when saving the ShipExpress settings.
- Fixed an issue that was causing the Shippo Key not to save for new accounts.