ShipStation + PostgreSQL Integrations

Appy Pie Connect allows you to automate multiple workflows between ShipStation and PostgreSQL

About ShipStation

ShipStation is a web-based, multi-carrier shipping solution that is designed to save eCommerce retailers time and money on their order fulfillment process. With ShipStation you get access to a single set of powerful tools for managing your orders from creation through fulfillment—anywhere your business needs to ship.

About PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is a leading object-relational database management system that uses and extends the SQL language combined with many features that safely store and scale the most complicated data workloads.

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  • Item Ordered

    Triggers for each individual line item when a new order is created or imported.

  • Item Shipped

    Triggers for each individual line item when a new outbound shipping label is created for an order.

  • New Order

    Triggers when a new Order is created or imported in ShipStation

  • Order Shipped

    Triggers when a new outbound shipping label is created for an order.

  • New Column

    Triggered when you add a new column.

  • New Row

    Triggered when you add a new row.

  • New Row (Custom Query)

    Triggered when new rows are returned from a custom query that you provide. Advanced Users Only

  • Create Order

    Create Order

  • Mark an Order as Shipped

    Marks an order as shipped without creating a label in ShipStation.

  • Create Row

    Adds a new row.

  • Update Row

    Updates an existing row.

How ShipStation & PostgreSQL Integrations Work

  1. Step 1: Choose ShipStation as a trigger app and Select "Trigger" from the Triggers List.

    (30 seconds)

  2. Step 2: Authenticate ShipStation with Appy Pie Connect.

    (10 seconds)

  3. Step 3: Select PostgreSQL as an action app.

    (30 seconds)

  4. Step 4: Pick desired action for the selected trigger.

    (10 seconds)

  5. Step 5: Authenticate PostgreSQL with Appy Pie Connect.

    (2 minutes)

  6. Your Connect is ready! It's time to start enjoying the benefits of workflow automation.

Integration of ShipStation and PostgreSQL

  • ShipStation? ShipStation is a third-party logistics company that provides software for e-commerce businesses. Its software assists with shipping and order fulfillment. It has several features that make this possible, including:
    • Web-based shipping software. very easy to use
    • Direct integration with major carriers. UPS, USPS, FedEx, etc.
    • It can be used on any platform. Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and all major web browsers
    • The software integrates directly with several e-commerce platforms. Shopify, Magento, BigCommerce, 3dcart, and WooCommerce

  • PostgreSQL? PostgreSQL is an open source relational database management system. It was first released in 1996 by Michael Stonebraker as a graduate student project. Over the last 20 years, it has become very popular. You can find more info about PostgreSQL here.
  • Integration of ShipStation and PostgreSQL

    PostgreSQL includes the powerful SQL language for handling data storage and retrieval. As we have seen in other posts, SQL is also quite versatile. SQL can be used for data storage and retrieval but also for creating new tables and indexes. This allows for significant flexibility when using PostgreSQL and SQL. A good example of this is the Full-Text Search (FTS. extension. With FTS you can index large blocks of text and search them for keywords or phrases. This allows for very quick searching of large amounts of text, even if the documents are stored in a different table.

    ShipStation makes use of this functionality to create a list of your most used carriers. When you add a product to your cart, ShipStation will automatically check your preferred carriers to see if there are any matches with products you have added to your cart. If it finds matches, it adds the items to a "Carrier" page in your cart that contains all items that ship with a particular carrier. The items are sorted by which carrier will be the cheapest for you to ship them.

    This type of functionality would not be possible without FTS. As products change, new terms will need to be added to the FTS index; thus updating the list of carriers. The ability for PostgreSQL to allow for modifications based on user input is what makes ShipStation possible. When a user adds a product to their cart that requires special shipping instructions (for example. a gift card), ShipStation will update the FTS index to include those instructions. When the user checks out, PostgreSQL will search the FTS index and return only products that require specific shipping instructions.

    In addition to being able to add new terms to an FTS index, PostgreSQL has several other advantages over other databases that make it better suited for this application. One advantage is its query speed. PostgreSQL's query performance is one of the best in class across all relational databases. With the ability to handle complex queries with ease, it is no surprise that ShipStation uses PostgreSQL as its backend database. When dealing with such a large amount of data in real time, slow and cumbersome queries could lead to extremely long wait times for customers trying to checkout. Since PostgreSQL can return results so fast, there are no issues with waiting periods when customers check out on ShipStation's website. Another advantage is that PostgreSQL supports full text search via the FTS extension we discussed above. Being able to search thousands of products in seconds is a crucial part of what makes ShipStation so successful. There is another advantage that we will talk about later in the conclusion section of this article.

    Benefits of Integration of ShipStation and PostgreSQL

    The benefits of using PostgreSQL as the backend database for ShipStation are numerous. Let's look at some of these benefits:

    • Scalability - PostgreSQL is capable of supporting massive amounts of data being added or deleted on a regular basis without any downtime or hiccups in performance.
    • Versatility - We've already discussed how PostgreSQL can be used as both a relational database and as an object database using Object Relational Mapping (ORM. tops like ActiveRecord. This allows developers to work within their comfort zone while still taking advantage of the powerful features PostgreSQL has to offer.
    • Availability - Since PostgreSQL is an open source product, it comes with many extensions that allow it to support almost any type of data storage you can think of including full-text search capabilities, geometric data types (point, line string. for spatial applications, advanced networking functions like replication and clustering for high availability and ACID compliance for transactions.
    • Security – PostgresSQL uses standard SQL syntax when creating queries which means it's easier to learn than other relational database systems like Oracle or SQL Server which use proprietary syntax. The official documentation on PostgreSQL security says "there are no known security problems in current releases of Postgres." In addition to this document, there is also an entire security manual dedicated to helping users understand how they can further protect their data from hackers or unauthorized access attempts.

    As we have seen throughout this article, ShipStation has several features that would not be possible without PostgreSQL as its backend database system. The fact that it can be used as an object database along with having full text search capabilities makes it especially useful for this particular application since there are many different types of data that need to be stored and retrieved quickly and efficiently from one central system. Another major benefit is its security features which are crucial when dealing with sensitive customer information such as credit card numbers or personal preferences regarding shipping methods or delivery dates/times etc.. In conclusion, there are many reasons why ShipStation uses PostgreSQL as its backend database system but the biggest reason is because its versatility and ability to scale up are key components when running any business online today but especially one as large as ShipStation's which relies heavily on its website processes working correctly at all times.

    The process to integrate ShipStation and PostgreSQL may seem complicated and intimidating. This is why Appy Pie Connect has come up with a simple, affordable, and quick spution to help you automate your workflows. Click on the button below to begin.