ShipStation needs to be able to allow to print customs forms, like the commercial invoice WHEN we don't purchase a shipment via ship station
For international shipments that are 3rd party drop-shipped. We still need to provide a commercial invoice, but ShipStation requires us to purchase a label before the Commerical Invoice is created and printed.
So to deliver a commercial invoice, we have to do alot of extra work that is risky.
Example order: 90-5518
this is an order being shipped to The Netherlands. it is being dropshipped by the manufacturer. We need to produce and email the commercial invoice to our 3rd party dropshipper. BUT since I cannot figure out how to print a commercial invoice for it without paying for a label... you will also see a paid shipping lable on it, and subsequently cancelled. this is the only way I can figure out how to get a commercical invoice printed. is to 1) buy a label 2) print the commercial invoice 3) cancel the label.