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How does the Discogs integration work?
How does the Discogs integration work?

Here's how to connect your Discogs account to Pirate Ship to access the cheapest shipping rates for free!

Updated over a week ago

It's simple to connect Discogs to Pirate Ship:

  1. In Discogs, go to your Discogs API settings and generate a new token.

  2. In Pirate Ship, go to Settings / Integrations / Connect New Source / Discogs

  3. Enter that API token into Pirate Ship ๐Ÿ‘

  4. By default, Pirate Ship will only show orders with the status Payment Received, but you can change it if you need.

  5. We recommend enabling Pirate Ship's tracking emails, which you can edit in Settings / Tracking Emails.

Once you click Save Connection, your orders will show up in the Ship / Import page.

When you import an order from Discogs and buy a label with Pirate Ship, the order will automatically be marked as Shipped in Discogs.

If you refund a label in Pirate Ship, the order will be set back to its last status in Discogs.

A note on Paypal payments for Discogs orders and shipping addresses

PayPal is a payment method for Discogs orders, and when Discogs customers pay via PayPal, they can choose a shipping address that's different from the shipping address they entered when purchasing their stuff. Since Pirate Ship only imports a customer's shipping address from Discogs and not PayPal, this may cause problems with a package going to a place your recipient doesn't want it to ๐Ÿ™ˆ

To stay on top of any potential issues, we recommend double-checking that any addresses on labels you pull in for your orders match with your customers' shipping addresses they provided in Discogs before you buy your labels. If they don't, you may be sending a package to an incorrect address!

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ Check out this article for some tips on what to charge for shipping.

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