The majority of our customers use nShift Ship (former Consignor) via integration to their back-end system. nShift Ship can be integrated into your ERP, WMS, or e-commerce solution in a number of ways, and it relieves you of manual re-entry of order information when producing shipments.
The most basic and widely used way of integration is filedrop (known as Import in Ship). It works with any system that is able to create a file and drop it in a shared folder. It is described in a number of dedicated articles in our Filedrop Integration section.
A plugin is installed in your backend system and connects to nShifts Shipment Server API. Plugins are developed by nShift and are ready for use, so no development is needed on your part. Read more about plugins in our nShift Plugins section.
Database (SQL) integration
If you use this type of integration, both nShift Ship and the other system must run locally at your site. Database integrations make queries directly to the order system's SQL database and show the data in nShift Ship'snproduction view. Database integrations are often used in a manual way where the user types an order number from the other system into nShift Ship to fetch information and use this to produce a shipment. Please contact nShift Customer service if you are interested in this integration method.
With this type of integration, nShift Ship and the other software do not need to be physically located together. Our web service integration allows your order system to export orders so nShift Ship can fetch them through our web service, and you will be able to look up any orders or contacts in nShift Ship's production view. Please contact nShift Customer service if you are interested in this integration method.
Overview of integrations sorted by 3rd party system
The table below shows the integrations maintained by nShift.
|3rd party system||Supported Ship
|24 Seven Office||NOP, TIC||Web integration|
|e-conomic||NOP, TIC||Web integration|
|e-conomic v3||NOP, TIC||Web integration|
|Groupon||NOP, TIC||Web integration|
|Maestro||NOP, TIC||Web integration|
|Microsoft Dynamics AX||NOP||SQL|
|SAP Business One||NOP||SQL|
|ScanNet||NOP, TIC||Web integration|
|Shopify||NOP, TIC||Web integration|
|Starweb||NOP, TIC||Web integration|
|Uni Micro||NOP, TIC||SQL|
|Visma .Net Financials||NOP, TIC||Web integration|
|Visma Avendo||NOP, TIC||SQL|
|Visma Business||NOP, TIC||SQL|
|Visma eAccounting||NOP, TIC||Web integration|
|Visma Global||NOP, TIC||SQL|
*Also available as a 3rd party standard integration, read more here.