Managing orders from multiple locations can be challenging, but with Ship&co, it's easy to ship and fulfill your orders from different locations in your Shopify store. This is one of the key benefits of using Ship&co to create shipping labels and fulfill your orders, regardless of their location, in just a few clicks.
How Multiple Shopify Locations are shown in Ship&co
If you already have multiple warehouses (location) set when accepting online orders in your Shopify store, those Shopify locations will will be displayed in each order page on Ship&co.
You can select to partially fulfill the specific items for one warehouse and fulfill other items from a different warehouse. Ship&co will use only locations accepting online orders to fulfill items in your Shopify Store.
Ship and Fulfill Shopify Orders in Multiple Locations in Ship&co
To ship and fulfill Shopify orders in multiple locations using Ship&co, follow these simple steps:
- Go to Orders Page.
- Select your order.
- Set up the shipping details (product size) and check if the warehouse selected is accurate.
- Click on Magnifying glass ( 🔍 ) in the right-button side.
- Select the best shipping rates.
- Your order is marked as fulfilled.
After following the above steps, you can print shipping labels out and ship your order
If an order contains multiple items, and some of them are not stocked in the Shopify location that was selected in Ship&co Ordered items section, the order will be automatically partially fulfilled. In this case, a shipping label will only be created for the items that are stocked in the selected location.
If you need to fulfill the remaining items from a different location, you can do so by following the same process and selecting the appropriate location in Ship&co.
How Multiple Shopify Fulfillment is shown in Shopify admin
Ship&co fulfills order and syncs shipping information real-time. If you turn Automatically fulfill the order on Shopify and Send a notification email to customer after fulfillment option on, Ship&co will automatically fulfill items at the selected Shopify location, mark you order as Partially fulfilled, and sent a shipping confirmation email to your customers.
Here's the example of how it shows in Shopify timeline:
Example of how Ship&co Fulfills Multi-location Orders on Shopify
Situation 1: Suppose you have an order with two items: Item X and Item Y. Your inventory for these items is as follows:
Location A (default) - Inventory quantity: 0
Location B - Inventory quantity: 3
Location A (default) - Inventory quantity: 2
Location B - No inventory set up for this item
By default, Ship&co will allow you to fulfill an item from a location with inventory.
- If you select Location B in Ship&co's order page, you can only fulfill Item X.
- To fulfill Item Y, you will need to create another shipment and set Location A as your warehouse.
Situation 2: Suppose you have an order with three items: Item X, Item Y, and Item Z. The order contains three different SKUs. Your inventory for these items is as follows:
- Item X has quantity in 3 locations → Location A, B, C
- Item Y has quantity in 2 locations → Location A and C (No inventory set up for Location B)
- Item Z has quantity in 2 locations → Location C and D (No inventory set up for Location A)
Ship&co will use locations available for online orders and with the most inventory quantities to fulfill items. In the above case, all 3 Items will be fulfilled from Location C. If all items are available in all 3 locations, locations with the most quantities will be used to fulfill them.
Ship&co adapts to changes in the Shopify API to provide the best support for fulfilling orders with multiple locations. If you have any questions or concerns about partial order fulfillment for Shopify multiple locations, please don't hesitate to contact our support team for assistance.