Google Cloud Print is a Google service that lets you print from anywhere, using any device including your phone, using any connected printer in the network.
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Triggers when a print job is sent to a chosen Cloud Print printer. When you connect a new Cloud Print account.
Triggers for each individual line item when a new order is created or imported.
Triggers for each individual line item when a new outbound shipping label is created for an order.
Triggers when a new Order is created or imported in ShipStation
Triggers when a new outbound shipping label is created for an order.
Mark an in-progress print job as finished. Commonly paired with the Cloud Print "new print job" trigger. After this action runs, the print job's file is deleted from Cloud Print and no longer accessible.
Add a document to the print queue.
Marks an order as shipped without creating a label in ShipStation.
Updates an existing order. Only orders in an open status in ShipStation (awaiting_payment, awaiting_shipment, and on_hold) can be updated through this method. This call DOES NOT currently support partial updates. The entire resource must be provided in the body of the request
Cloud printing is a service that allows users to print documents and pictures from their desktop or mobile device. There are many Cloud printing services available, but Google CloudPrint seems to be the most popular service among consumers.
According to Google, "Google CloudPrint is an online printing system that lets you print from any device to any printer, anywhere in the world." You can add printers of all makes and models, using the Google Cloud Print service on your Android phone or tablet, from your computer at home or work, or even from your iPhone or iPad. Google CloudPrint also offers tops that help you manage your printers and print jobs.
"Google Cloud Print works with any printer connected to the Internet or within your company network. Cloud Print software is provided as part of Google Chrome."
For most people, printing has become an integral part of their daily lives. As a matter of fact, a recent study revealed that, "Nearly half of U.S. consumers (47%. own a printer, and 66% of those owners use it at least once per month." This means that there is a high demand for printers and these printers need to be used consistently. Though the main purpose of printing is to produce hard copies of documents, it is becoming increasingly difficult for consumers to find the time and opportunity to do so. On average, Americans spend eleven hours a week in front of various screens, including televisions, computers, laptops, and smartphones. This trend is likely to continue if we consider that many people spend more than fourteen hours per week using their mobile devices. This translates into more than one hour spent on each screen each day. For this reason, consumers are looking for ways to save time by printing from mobile devices. Services such as Google Cloud Print make it possible to print from mobile devices without having to install a printer driver on the mobile device.
Given the popularity of the Google Cloud Print service among consumers, it became necessary to integrate this service with ShipStation, which is another popular service among small businesses. ShipStation is a web-based shipping management software that allows small business owners to manage their shipments from their desktop or mobile device. ShipStation provides users with real-time shipment tracking capabilities and also offers integrated tops for creating shipping labels automatically using their existing LaserJet or inkjet printer.
Google Cloud Print is an online printing system that allows users to print documents and pictures from their desktop or mobile device. In order for Google Cloud Print to work properly, it needs access to a printer that supports Google Cloud Print technpogy. Users can add any type of printer that they want; however, they must change the setting of the printer from its default settings. Google offers several guides for different types of printers; these guides explain how users can connect their printers to their devices and how they can start using Google Cloud Print service on their devices. However, because this process can be complicated for some users, especially for beginner users, ShipStation decided to integrate Google Cloud Print with its web-based shipping management software.
The integration of Google Cloud Print and ShipStation allows small business owners to print labels directly from ShipStation using Google Cloud Print technpogy. With ShipStation's integration of Google Cloud Print, small business owners can now print shipping labels on blank stock directly from ShipStation using their existing LaserJet or inkjet printer connected to the Internet. For the integration of Google Cloud Print and ShipStation to work properly, small business owners need to have both ShipStation and Google Chrome installed on their computers or mobile devices. After acquiring both Google Chrome and ShipStation, users just need to fplow the steps outlined below in order to enable Google Cloud Print functionality in ShipStation:
The integration of ShipStation with Google Cloud Print allows small business owners to print labels using their existing LaserJet or inkjet printer connected to the Internet without installing a printer driver on their desktop or laptop computer or mobile device. Small business owners who need to print shipping labels when they are away from their computer can now do so without having to go back home or office just to print shipping labels using their LaserJet or inkjet printer.
The integration of ShipStation with Google Cloud Print also allows small business owners to save money on shipping supplies such as shipping labels. Small business owners can purchase blank stock for less than half price when compared with pre-printed labels. Moreover, since blank stock is much easier to use than pre-printed labels, small business owners will save themselves valuable time during shipping preparation processes.
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