3dcart - Configure for Automated Fulfillment

This article outlines the steps required to configure your 3dcart integration.

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

Configure SKUs in 3dcart.

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 shipping methods from 3dcart.

Gather API credentials

To enable API access, you must gather the 3dcart Secure URL.

Gather API credentials in 3dcart.

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.

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.

Enable inventory tracking for 3dcart.

Review order status

Setting the integration to Enabled initiates the process of automatically sending orders from the eCommerce cart to your warehouse management system.

Review order status in DropStream.

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.

Custom order status in 3dcart.

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