BackerKit

Provides information on the BackerKit integration to ShipStation and links for relevant resources.

BackerKit is management software to connect crowdfunding backers and project creators who have run successful crowdfunding campaigns on sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

The BackerKit integration pushes your orders into ShipStation so you can create labels and ship them.

Connect BackerKit and ShipStation

To use BackerKit with ShipStation, you'll need to generate a set of API keys and enter them in your BackerKit account.

To get your ShipStation API key and secret:

  1. Click Generate New API Keys if no key and secret are listed yet.

    Account settings: API Keys: Reads, "You haven't generated any API keys". Generate New API Keys button.

    Important

    If you've already generated your API keys, the existing API keys will be displayed here and the button will say Regenerate API Keys.

    If you already have API keys, do NOT generate new ones. Instead, copy your existing key and secret.

  2. Copy your key and secret.

    You can then provide them to the account you wish to access ShipStation's API.

Use BackerKit with ShipStation

You must have a manual store set up in your ShipStation account where BackerKit is to send orders. ShipStation includes a manual store in your ShipStation account by default. If you have deactivated it or would like to create a new one, follow the instructions on adding a manual store in our Connect a Store article.

If you need to enter a GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) for your store into your BackerKit account, there are three ways to locate this information.

  • Contact our support team and tell them the name of the manual store. They will look up the store ID and provide it to you.

  • Look up using your browser dev tools. To do this:

    1. Go to your store setup page in ShipStation.

    2. Right click anywhere on that page and choose Inspect from the pop-up menu. This will open the browser's inspect panel.

      SET_StoreSetup_InspectDevTools_MRK.png
    3. Choose Network in the inspect panel.

    4. Click Edit Store Details in your ShipStation account next to the store you need to GUID for.

      The store ID will appear in the inspect's Network panel.

      Devtools showing the Network tab and the StoreID
  • If you have a store developer, have them make a List Stores API call. The response will include the Store IDs for all stores connected to your account.

For details on how to configure your BackerKit account, review their article How do I integrate with ShipStation.

Globally Unique Identifier
Globally Unique Identifier