Getting Started with DropStream

Welcome to DropStream!

This article walks you through the steps of setting up an Integration. Steps include:
    
  1. Adding a Merchant
  2. Adding a Store for a Merchant
  3. Configuring the Store Integration
  4. Creating Order Rules
  5. Enabling the Store Integration
  6. Testing the Store Integration

Step 1: Adding a Merchant

Begin by Adding a Merchant. DropStream uses the term Merchant to refer to the companies that are selling the goods to shoppers. In DropStream, Merchants are your customers.

View this article to Add a Merchant


Step 2: Adding a Store for a Merchant

After creating a Merchant, create a Store for that Merchant. Add a Store for each sales channel that your customer receives e-commerce orders from. 

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Step 3: Configuring a Store Integration

After creating a Store, configure the Integration to support the automated order fulfillment workflows. Each integration will have its own unique steps required to be successfully configured. Find your cart and configure your integration according to the article. Of note, SKUs in the cart must match the SKUs at the warehouse.

Search for your relevant article by e-commerce system in the DropStream Support Center in the Configuring Stores for Automated Fulfillment Section.

Enter "Configuring [Cart]" in the search field:





Step 4: Creating Order Rules

DropStream features a robust custom rules engine that allows you to tailor your integration to match unique workflows. One of these rules, the Order Shipping Description Transformer Rule, is required to map the Shipping Descriptions offered by the Merchant in their e-commerce system to those available in your warehouse management system.  

View this article to Create Order Shipping Description Transformer Rule

Other custom rules can be applied. Search for other relevant articles in the DropStream Support Center in the Creating Order Rules Section


Step 5: Enabling the Store Integration

After completing the previous steps, you can now Enable the Store Integration. Enabling your Store will begin the process of automatically importing orders from the e-commerce system and sending them to your warehouse management system.  

View this article to Enable the Store Integration


Step 6: Testing the Store Integration

After enabling the Store Integration, orders will be automatically imported from the e-commerce system and sent to your warehouse management system. When an integration is first enabled, you will want to monitor the first set of orders to verify that they are entering your system correctly.

View this article to Test the Store Integration