This article outlines the steps required to configure your Nexternal integration.
- Configure product SKUs
- Gather shipping methods
- Gather API credentials
- Enable API access
- Review 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 Nexternal are identical to the SKUs loaded into your warehouse management system.
Gather shipping methods
As part of the third-party fulfillment setup, a mapping must be created from each available shipping description offered in the eCommerce system to the unique shipping code used by the fulfillment center.
Gather API credentials
The API (Application Programming Interface) provides automated communication between connected systems. In order to enable API access, the required credentials must be gathered from Nexternal.
Enable API access
Enter the API credentials in DropStream to enable automated fulfillment.
Review order status
Setting the integration to Enabled begins the process of automatically sending orders from Nexternal to your warehouse management system.