Partially refunded items still showing in ShipStation

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The issue we're having is when a customer orders multiple items, changes their mind about one item, then asks for it to be refunded and we do so in Shopify, but the refunded item/order does not update to reflect the updated order in Shipstation. In the order details on Shopify it shows that "X" item(s) is Unfulfilled and the other item(s) are refunded but the order in Shipstation will still show all the items from the original customer order before the refund was processed.


We used to be on BigCommerce and a partially refunded order would eventually update but now it does not, even after days. Is there another step we need to take to have these updates reflected in ShipStation?

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It doesn't sound like you're doing anything wrong here, just that ShipStation isn't listening for the refund. I would contact them to see if they have a solution. If not, there's probably a way to create a custom solution that will send order notifications to ShipStation via API... but I assume they would have this as a feature already.

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Hi, @mywazoo!


Julie here from Shopify Support.


As @JoesIdeas mentioned, it does sound like there is an issue with ShipStation's connection, so contacting ShipStation would be a good next step. Have you had a chance to do so yet? 


I should also mention that, according to this ShipStation help doc, orders are not synced in real-time. While each store has a setting that allows ShipStation to automatically import your orders at periodic intervals, this feature has a minimum of a two hour delay, so this may play a factor in why you aren't seeing them update. Have you tried initiating a store update in your ShipStation app to pull your latest order information? If after doing so, it still isn't updating your orders, then it's strongly recommended that you reach out to ShipStation's support team, as they will be able to offer full support on this app. You can find their contact information here.


I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions. 

Julie | Social Care @ Shopify
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