Shopify - Configuring for Automated Fulfillment

This article outlines the steps required for configuring your Shopify integration. Steps include:
 
  1. Configuring product SKUs (Stock Keeping Units)
  2. Gathering Store Shipping Methods
  3. Enabling Inventory Tracking
 
Configuring the Product SKU

Stock keeping units (SKU) are merchant defined codes used to uniquely identify products in a warehouse. It is critical that the SKUs defined in Shopify match exactly to the SKUs loaded into your warehouse management system.
 
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Gathering Shipping Methods

Most businesses have unique shipping needs that are based on a variety of factors and limitations. Once the Merchant has decided which methods (and/or carriers) to offer, the only thing shoppers need to do is choose a method when they place their orders. As part of the third-party fulfillment setup process a mapping must be created from each available shipping description offered in the e-commerce system to the unique shipping code used by the fulfillment center.

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Enabling Inventory Tracking

DropStream will automatically enable inventory tracking for products in the store. Shopify by default will not do this, but DropStream will enable with no additional configuration needed.