Whether it’s your first time using StarShip or you’ve been using our classic Desktop Client, you’ll want to set up a few things straight away that affect your basic functionality in StarShip Web.
If you used the StarShip Desktop Client before, most of your settings will be imported automatically, but some items, for example printing, will need to be set up again. There are also a few new settings to look at that could be useful to you in StarShip Web.
Set Up Printing
You can find the settings you have to configure under Setup > Printing & Scale > Printers.
1. Select the StarShip Connector.
You enable printing for a Connector in the Connector interface. Once it’s enabled, you’ll be able to select any of those Connectors that support printing here.
2. Add Printers
Printer instances have to be added by clicking the Add Printer button. Printers do not carry over from the Desktop Client.
3. Configure Printing Profiles
Printing profiles define what documents or labels will be printed; these settings do not carry over from the Desktop Client.
A shared printing profile is recommended if you have users who are printing the same labels/documents to the same printers. If users are printing to different printers, you can also make a copy of a profile and assign new printers.
Set Up Scales
Scale setup is first performed in the StarShip Connector and then you can enable and set up the scales in StarShip.
1. Configure Scale(s)
Any USB scale that is connected and active in Windows will automatically appear in the Connector interface. If you are using a COM scale, it must be added manually in the Connector interface.
2. Enable Scale(s) in StarShip.
In StarShip, select Setup > Printing & Scale > Scales, check the “Enable Scale” option and then select a Scale/Connector combination.
Set Up Your Source Interface
Select the StarShip Connector to use with your Source interface in Source Company setup. For previous Desktop Client users, the source company information is automatically imported but not linked to a Connector. You have to edit the company in Setup > Source Interfaces > “Your Interface” and select a connector.
For first-time StarShip users, you have to add a company and select a connector.
Dashboard Users in Web Client
To not consume an active seat license, a user with the “Dashboard” role should be configured in StarShip Server Manager.
We recommend configuring these settings that can improve and speed up your shipping experience.
Automatically collapse a section before expanding a new section in the Shipment Editor
When this setting is enabled (checked), StarShip will collapse the section of the shipment you’re working on (saving changes) when you click on a different section. This setting can be found in Setup > Preferences > General Preferences.
Disable Search of source documents
This option controls searching for source documents on the Rate/Ship window. When it is checked, StarShip will not display the Search Documents grid and will require that you enter the exact Order or Document Number. This setting can be found in Setup > Source Interface > “Your Interface” > Options.