Shopify - Configure for Automated Fulfillment

This article outlines the steps required to configure your Shopify integration.

  1. Configure product SKUs
  2. Export SKUs from Shopify
  3. Gather shipping methods
  4. Gather API credentials
  5. Enable API access
  6. Review order status
  7. Inventory tracking

Configure product SKUs

Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) are merchant-defined codes that uniquely identify products in a warehouse. It is critical that the SKUs defined in Shopify are identical to the SKUs loaded into your warehouse management system.

➤ Configure SKUs in Shopify.

Export SKUs from Shopify

Export your SKUs from Shopify, so you can ensure they are entered correctly in DropStream.

➤ Export SKUs from Shopify.

Gather shipping methods

As part of the third-party fulfillment process, the shipping methods offered in the eCommerce system must be mapped to the corresponding shipping code used by the fulfillment center.

➤ Gather shipping methods from Shopify.

Gather API credentials

To enable API access, you must gather your Admin credentials and Shop Name/Store Address.

➤ Gather API credentials from Shopify.

Enable API access

The API (Application Programming Interface) allows for automated communication between connected systems. Before automated fulfillment can begin, API access must be enabled.

➤ Enable API access in DropStream.

Review order status

DropStream will import orders that have financial_status: paid and fulfillment_status: unshipped.

➤ Review order status for Shopify.

Inventory tracking

Inventory tracking is automatically enabled for your Shopify integration.

Gift card and virtual product orders

Orders containing gift cards or other virtual products are partially-fulfilled, and have the order status Partial. To import these orders, enable them in your DropStream store.

➤ Import gift card and virtual product orders.

Orders with no line items

Orders imported from Shopify can be excluded by a fulfillment service at the line-item level. For this reason, orders in your DropStream store may occasionally be imported from Shopify without line items.

➤ Troubleshoot orders with no line items.

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