If there are developers interested in making a shipstation integration I would be interested in potentially sponsoring this functionality.
The use case is this:
We have some ecommerce companies that want to keep stock in ERPNext and that stock needs to be updated between various sales channels. (amazon, ebay, shopify, walmart, etc…)
Because there is no present way to sync the inventory counts to those external channels we are hoping we can use shipstation.com as a viable middleware.
The premise is that orders that come in through amazon, shopify, EDI solutions, etc… already populate to shipstation from existing integrations. If we could originate some orders from the ERPNext ecommerce module as well which would then populate for outbound shipment to shipstation that would be a step forward. (The tracking information from shipstation would also have to be written back to ERPNext once the item ships.)
Further the inventory would have to be synched from whichever side has the “master” inventory. It could go from ERPNext to shipstation, which is preferred, but if that is not feasible then the shipstation data would need written back to ERPnext.
Shipstation is a high functioning low cost solution used by thousands of ecommerce companies and without an effective method of shipping ERPNext is not ready for e-commerce.
If there is a better way for me to work through this idea let me know. I am open to whatever ideas can solve this problem.