This article outlines the steps required to configure your 3dcart integration.
- Configure product SKUs
- Gather shipping methods
- Gather API credentials
- Enable API access
- Enable inventory tracking
- Review order status
- Custom order status
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 3dcart are identical to the SKUs loaded into your warehouse management system.
Gather shipping methods
As part of the third-party fulfillment setup, the shipping methods offered in the eCommerce system must be mapped to the corresponding shipping codes used by the fulfillment center.
Gather API credentials
The API (Application Programming Interface) allows for automated communication between connected systems. To enable API access, you must gather the 3dcart Secure URL.
Enable API access
Before automated fulfillment can begin, API access must be enabled.
Enable inventory tracking
Inventory tracking is enabled by default with the 3dcart integration. For products with options (such as size or color), you must define an inventory tracking SKU to enable tracking.
Review order status
Setting the integration to Enabled initiates the process of automatically sending orders from the eCommerce cart to your warehouse management system.
Custom order status
By default, orders with status New will be imported to DropStream for processing. However, in some cases you may want to define a custom status, so DropStream waits before processing your orders.