Knowledgebase
StoreFeeder Updates: July 2017
Posted by Adam Roberts on 09 Aug 2017 10:52

New features

1. Kit Products – Splitting Out of Stock Orders

We have revised the way that the splitting of kit products is handled in StoreFeeder.

There may be occasions where stock runs low on component products that form part of a kit. Depending on how you handle stock that is part of a kit or bundle, you may wish either to allow the products within a kit to be sold separately, or have StoreFeeder wait for the out of stock products to be replenished before the products can be sold again.

As such, we are now offering you a choice on how we handle the splitting of your orders containing kit products, depending on the ‘Display kit product on order?’ toggle on the ‘Additions and swaps’ tab on your product information.

When this toggle is set to ‘yes’, the kit product will always be displayed on any orders, not just the component parts of the kit product. This setting will not allow the kit products to be split into a new order if any or all of the component products are out of stock. The kit would have to be restocked before the component products could be split.

If you want to be able to split the kit to sell the component products separately, set the toggle to ‘no’.

Knowledgebase : How to Create a Kit Product

Knowledgebase: Splitting Out of Stock Orders

2. Reassign orders to alternative pickers

For a variety of scenarios, it may be necessary to reassign orders in a pickwave to a different picker. There may be next day delivery items which require special attention, or a large pickwave may need splitting up for quicker completion.

You can now reassign orders from the ‘Edit Pickwave’ page. Use the check boxes to select the orders you require, and select the new picker from the drop down menu. If you select all orders, you will assign a new picker to the whole pickwave, and if you select some, those orders will be moved into a new pickwave.

Knowledgebase: Reassign Pickers.

3. Consolidated picking – Product images now included on picking/packing lists

Consolidated Picking is a time-saving feature that allows your orders to be split across totes ready for quicker and more efficient picking and packing. With this feature, you can choose to consolidate your picking by pickwave or individual orders.

With this feature activated, your packing lists will display a list of products needed, and their images, rather than a list of orders.

For more information on how to activate and operate this feature, see: Knowledgebase: Consolidated Picking in StoreFeeder

Knowledgebase: Adjusting your Stock Locations (Multi Stock Locations)

Bulk update shipping method

For sometimes unavoidable scenarios where you may miss one courier’s postage deadline, we have introduced the option to quickly reassign the orders to a different shipping service.

On the ‘Orders overview’ page, check the boxes by the orders that you have not yet marked as despatched, and select Alter shipping method from the drop down menu.

Knowledgebase: Bulk update shipping method

 

Improvements

1. Specify order numbers and channel references on ParcelForce labels

If you use ParcelForce, channel order reference numbers can now be added to your ParcelForce labels instead of the StoreFeeder order number.

Should you wish this feature to be activated on your account, please contact our support team.

2. Purchase Order Requisitions

When raising your purchase orders, there may be particular suppliers you only order from very occasionally, so to further speed up your order processing, we have added the option to exclude particular suppliers from the Purchase Order Requisitions feature.

There is a toggle on the ‘Products’>’Suppliers’>’Edit Supplier’ page, which will allow you to exclude a particular supplier by flicking the toggle to ‘Off’.

3. Advanced variant settings for Amazon listings

For some products, particularly items of clothing, we have added new fields for variant information you may require on your listings. If you sell clothing, for example, fields for variants such as such as Inseam length and Waist Size are now supported.

Knowledgebase: Advanced Variant Settings for Amazon Listings

4. Rest API Improvements

By request, you can now make updates to product suppliers (inventory, price, etc) using the supplier SKU and supplier ID.

For more information, see our API Documentation

 

5. Fulfilled By Amazon Order Notifications

So you never miss your high-priority orders, should a Fulfilled by Amazon order fail to create for any reason, email notifications will now be automatically sent to your account administrators.

6. Cost Price added to Packing Sizes

We have added a ‘Packaging Cost’ additional column in your Settings > Shipping configuration > Packaging Sizes. This is so the cost of your packaging can be taken into account when calculating your order costs and profits.

7. Quick despatch for pickwaves

We have added the option to perform a quick despatch for any of your pickwaves from the ‘Open Pickwaves’ page in addition to the ‘Overview’ page.

8. Log user details when orders are marked as despatched

By popular request, the user(s) who picked, packed, and despatched your products will be displayed on your edit order pages. Each order will have a designated picker and designated packer.

9. Fulfilled by Amazon orders

So that you do not miss your FBA orders, and so they are included in your reporting, we will now download in all of your FBA orders regardless of their order status.

10. eBay order import

For all new eBay integrations, we have reduced the age limit of eBay orders in ‘awaiting payment’ status that we import into StoreFeeder from 20 days, to 10 days. This is to prevent orders that have already been fully processed (before our new customers joined) us from importing into StoreFeeder.

Once the integration is over 10 days, we will revert back to our previous 20 day limit to ensure that orders with delayed payment (PayPal e-cheques for example) are picked up and imported.

11. eBay shipping methods

On the ‘shipping’ tab of your ebay listings pages, a priority field has been added so that your shipping methods reflect the order they are displayed in your ebay marketplace.

12. MOTO (Phone order entry) page

We have added the option to select and change Channel for phone orders, and have added an additional column for EAN bar-code numbers.

13. New Delivery exception order status

By request, we have added a Delivery exception order status, usable if for some reason your customer did not receive their package. This order status will automatically be assigned when returning the order for the reason ‘Not received’.

14. Scanned product barcodes

When using barcode picking, pickers can now scan the EAN, UPC, SKU, or any additional ‘product scanned barcode’ number and this will match to, and be stored alongside your product data.

15. Order Bulk Update

We have now alphabetised the order bulk update drop down box. Please ensure you choose the correct option, as they may not be in exactly the same place in the list as before.

16. ParcelForce labels – special order instructions

We now allow the use of all 4 special instruction fields for special order instructions.

If you have requested the option to display SKUs on labels, one or more of these fields will be taken by the SKUs, otherwise the special instructions will be spread across the 4 available fields.

Note that these fields have a 25 character limit.

 

Reports Enhancements

1. Despatched by Courier report

A column for Average weight of order has been added

2. Top Selling Parent Products report

A SoldLast60 Days column has been added, and we have made all of the SoldLastX Days columns optional. They are now hidden by default, but you can choose to display them using the filter icon.

3. Refunds Summary report

A Productscannedbarcode field has been added.

 

Rest API improvements

We have added several new functions to the rest API

  • Create and update products
  • Get, Create, update, and delete product categories
  • Get, create, update, delete Custom Attributes
  • Get packaging sizes
  • Adding currency code to the create orders endpoint

For more information, see our API Documentation

 

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