Pirate Ship’s BigCommerce integration makes it simple to import your orders and turn them into shipping labels.

Here's how our BigCommerce app works:

To connect your BigCommerce store, just head to Settings / Integrations / Connect New Source / BigCommerce.

API Path and Token

  1. Login to your BigCommerce Dashboard and click ''Advanced Settings'' > ''API Accounts''.

  2. Click ''Create API Account'' > ''Create V2/V3 API Token''.

  3. Fill out the ''Name'' field with a nickname for the connection, like ''Pirate Ship''

  4. Copy/paste ''API Path'' they give you into Pirate Ship below.

  5. Under the OAuth Scopes settings in BigCommerce, select ''read-only'' access for Information & Settings and ''modify'' access for Orders.

  6. Click ''Save'' on the bottom right, and copy/paste your ''Access Token'' into Pirate Ship, then click Save Connection.

BigCommerce Settings

By default, Pirate Ship will only import orders with the status "Awaiting Shipment," but you can change this in Settings / Integrations / BigCommerce.

Once you've purchased a label, the order status will automatically be changed to "Shipped."

Pirate Ship doesn't display live rates to your customers

Keep in mind that Pirate Ship never displays live rates to your customers. What you charge for shipping is up to you 😉 Check out this article for some tips on what to charge for shipping.

Rubber Stamps don't currently work with the BigCommerce integration

One thing to note is that rubber stamps don't currently work with the BigCommerce integration. Basically, if you try to map rubber stamps and then click "Save" when setting up your integration, you'll run into an error message. So, for now, the best tip we can offer for a smooth installation is to avoid mapping rubber stamps altogether.

Don't worry - the designer has been flogged and is working hard below deck to get this feature working 😅 In the meantime, you can enable packing lists for your orders to help keep your shipments organized! Here's how to do that.

If you run into any questions, just use the chat on the bottom right. We're here for ya!

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