Best Practices for Sending Orders

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Do you work with multiple vendors, warehouses, dropshippers, or suppliers?

Read on for best practices to automate your order workflow. If you also receive orders from other stores, checkout the article Best Practices for Receiving Orders.

First, let's review what Order Fulfillment Guru Shopify app can do.

Key Features & Benefits

Order Fulfillment Guru Shopify app automatically splits, routes, and streamlines your order workflow. We support marketplaces, made-to-order purchase orders, split orders, dropshipping, and 3PL warehouses.

Automate Split Fulfillments

Automatically split and route purchase orders to multiple suppliers, vendors,  warehouses, dropshippers, 3PL and marketplaces. Use advanced rule-based order routing to further automate your workflow

Route to Shopify + ShipStation

Send orders directly to Shopify, ShipStation, email, and API. Provide prepaid shipping labels to suppliers - we support USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, 100+ carriers

Easy To Use - No Data Entry

No more data entry, inputting tracking numbers, or endless emails. Reduce error rates. Streamline vendor communications

Best Practices

For the scenarios below, let's assume you are the merchant and you send orders to your supplier, vendor, warehouse, or dropshipping company. You can mix and match best practices depending on the supplier's workflow. 

You are on Shopify and you need to assign different suppliers to different products

  • You can create suppliers and assign them to different products without creating any rules, simply check out the video How to assign different suppliers to different products?

  • You can assign suppliers to products as well as variants

  • In fact, you can set up all suppliers for all products in your store via Shopify bulk editor in less than 5 minutes!

You are on Shopify and your supplier is also on Shopify (FREE for supplier to install app & receive orders)

You are on Shopify and your supplier uses ShipStation (FREE for supplier to receive orders)

  • You can send orders directly to your supplier's ShipStation account
  • Shipment tracking numbers are automatically synced with your  Shopify store
  • Refer to video How to send orders to my or my supplier's ShipStation? to learn how to easily set this up in your Shopify store. Simply use your supplier's ShipStation API key & secret when setting this up

    You are on Shopify and you use ShipStation, but want different products routed to different ShipStation stores (FREE for ShipStation to receive orders)

    • You can send orders directly to your ShipStation account, but split specific products into specific ShipStation stores
    • Shipment tracking numbers are automatically synced with your Shopify store
    • Refer to video How to send orders to my or my supplier's ShipStation? to learn how to easily set this up in your Shopify store. Simply use your ShipStation API key & secret when setting this up

      You are on Shopify and your supplier wants to receive orders by email (they pay for shipping, FREE for supplier to receive orders)

      You are on Shopify and your supplier wants to receive orders by email (you pay for shipping, FREE for supplier to receive orders)

      You are on Shopify and you need different fulfillment workflows for different products, such as preorders

      • If you have preorders, Order Fulfillment Guru can automatically split the order so that each suborder can be routed correctly
      • For example, you can route a suborder to another Shopify store, a ShipStation account, or keep it within your store. You can also send it to a supplier via email

      You are on Shopify and you need to automatically mark an order as fulfilled, such as for digital orders

      • Order Fulfillment Guru can automatically split the order and mark the the suborder as fulfilled
      • Follow the instructions in this article

      You are on Shopify and you want to print shipping labels (FREE for up to 120,000 labels/year)

      • You can leverage our EasyPost integration as save up to 74% on shipping costs
      • Shipment tracking numbers are automatically synced with your Shopify store
      • Refer to this video to learn how you can easily set this up



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