Splitting Multiple orders Simultaneously
It would be nice if we could split multiple orders simultaneously. We usually deal with 10k + orders that we have to split. It takes up a lot of time to split these orders especially since my team is small. This would speed up our process.
Hey @josesepulveda! Thanks so much for taking the time to bring this up! Can you tell me more about the orders you’re splitting? For example, are you always splitting off one particular product because it may be too large to fit into one box?
Mark Sicignano BrickOvenBaker.com commented
This sounds like a feature I really can use. ;-) Anyway, to reduce the manual repetitiveness of an operation like this would be welcome. When that customer orders a large number of items that all have to ship in separate large flat rate boxes, or you have an order that has to be shipped in 3-4 boxes using different methods... You don't want to have to split off items, then go back to the original to split off more, and then go back to the original to split off yet more.
Thanks for bringing this idea back to the foreground.
In my case, there are times that I will get an order for 15 items that need to ship in separate large flat rate boxes. So that's 14 separate split operations with the current split function. Customer is in zone 8, so it makes sense to ship separately. But there are times that sell 2 or three, to a local zone, and don't want them split since we can UPS them in one box.
Everybody has a different use case, I know. So while a product-level setting for "This always ships by itself" might be useful, I would still want to be able to do splits based on more than on attribute in the rules. (If zone > 6) AND ...etc etc
While you can split an order into two, and then take the order that has multiple items and split it again, you have to keep initiating new splits on one of the orders.
I think the original request was to be able to have a way to say "Split order" and then from that one window, create three or more orders.
Here is an example I run into very often: A customer orders 15 of something. Each one has to ship separately, via Priority Mail.
So I have to take 1 order for 15 x item, and I have to split it into 15 orders with 1 x the item.
Think about the work involved, when you have to "Split Order" 14 separate times to get it down to 1 item per shipment with 15 shipments.
13x 1x 1x
12x 1x 1x 1x
2x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x
1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x