Learn how to resolve the most common errors that occur when importing shipments from your connected store. If you are looking for help importing from a CSV, learn how to troubleshoot here.

Orders are not Importing

Order is not ready to be shipped

Orders that are fulfilled, partially fulfilled or unpaid will not be imported. Make sure that your order details are complete, ‘unfulfilled’ or ‘awaiting shipment’ and paid in full before you import your shipments.

If you have already started your import, you may need to cancel your current import and start again to see your updated orders. Do this by clicking on ‘Cancel and Start New Import’ at the bottom of the Importing page. 

Order is too old

You may experience difficulties with importing shipments older than 60 days. In these cases you may need to manually create shipments for these orders or import using the Chit Chats CSV file importer.

Store rate limit reached

In order to regulate the demand on the system at any one time, there is a limit to the number of shipments that can be imported to Chit Chats from a selling platform. If other users attempt to import a large number of shipments at once, the rate limit may be hit. We recommend waiting 20 min before trying to import again. Alternatively, you can use the Chit Chats CSV file importer or if you have a ShipStation account, you can first import into ShipStation then import using our ShipStation integration.

Fulfillment Notification Errors

These are errors in sending back fulfillment and tracking information to your store for your customers. Most resolutions will involve either updating your orders manually or updating your fulfilment preferences. Learn more on how to change your store fulfillment settings.

Order already fulfilled

If you have created more than one shipment in your Chit Chats account with the same order number, you may see this error. You may also see this error if you manually fulfilled the order in your connected store. 

Order not found

You may need to check that your shipment has the correct order ID. If this has been altered, you may have trouble with fulfilling the order from your Chit Chats account.

Order has been cancelled

Our platform will attempt to send a fulfillment notification even after you have cancelled an order. You may want to adjust your fulfillment settings.

Carrier not supported by ShipStation

ShipStation does not currently support Chit Chats tracking. This means that our tracking updates are not recognized. You will need to mark orders as shipped from within your ShipStation account when using Chit Chats tracking. 

If you would like to see this change in the future, we recommend submitting a request for a Chit Chats integration on ShipStation's website.

Multiple fulfillment locations

If you have multiple fulfillment locations the Chit Chats platform will not be able to determine which to send notifications back to and an error will be produced. You may need to manually fulfill your shipments in this case. 

Similar errors include:

  • All line items must be stocked at the same location.
  • None of the items are stocked at the same location.
  • All line items of a fulfillment must use the same fulfillment service

Server errors

Fulfillment notifications require communication with your connected store but sometimes server issues can interrupt this. Our platform will often retry when the server is available but you may need to try again later manually.

Other Tips for Importing from Your Store

  • Make sure that you are using compatible package and postage types
  • Be mindful of the weight and dimensional limits for the services you choose, Not all stores import the total ship weight or dimensions for your shipment. Ensure that imported weights include the total weight of all items, plus the weight of your packaging.
  • Double check that the correct value was imported for your shipments in the correct currency. 
    • If you have special pricing for a promotion, discount or subscription, be sure to check that the full retail value is imported. 
    • If an item was free, your shipment may import with a value of $0.01. You will need to edit the shipment and update the value before importing.

Need more help?

If you are still having difficulty troubleshooting your import, please contact us with the following:

  • Your client ID
  • The store you are trying to import from (e.g. Etsy, Shopify, etc.)
  • Screenshots of the error message you are receiving