Automatically split items into shipments based on rules
Hi- We often times have back orders but can ship partial shipments. Would love the ability for Shipstation to automatically split orders for us based on rules.
Kate Meier Craftmade Aprons commented
Similarly, if an order is found to be missing an item, we need to be able to mark the shipped order and create a shipment to ship the missed item. From the same order form as the initial order shipment.
Please add this feature - it's 2019 and I can't believe this hasn't been added yet. You have a lot of high volume shippers!
Eric Zipperle Cornbread CBD commented
YES PLEASE! I need this rule ASAP! This is absolutely crucial. We have multiple warehouses, each warehouse carries a different item. We need to be able to split orders automatically so that we can ship from multiple locations with ease. This needs to be implemented ASAP! Please shipstation!
Hey guys. I'm interested. Is this a thing yet?
This would be the single biggest improvement you could make to your system at this time.
Daniel Lisi Not a Cult commented
Another +1 for the split based on Product SKUs
Todd Blatt Custom 3D Stuff LLC commented
please do this. I've got some items that are FBA, and some that aren't, and i'd like to be able to split orders based on item/sku
MyStyle Mystyle Custom Products commented
We also need this for our primary order flow. The use cases must be many, even if we don't market this feature proposal for you. Essentially, ANYONE who has multiple dropship partners working with them to fulfill orders (aka a very common business model on the internet) needs this feature, because a customer can VERY commonly check out with one product from one dropship partner, and another product from a different dropship partner, and so on. That's not an edge case. That's a common use case. Manually splitting the orders seems to be a perfect example of a repetitive and formulaic task that the software should be doing instead of a person.
All of the products are named, or have SKUs, so it's easy enough for the user to list out which products would be in one basket, and others in another, given the simple UI to create split groups and list products there...
Why is this feature taking so long? It seems pretty straightforward from a programming standpoint (I am a developer). Pseudo code would be like...
// if order's line items match rule...
// Loop each line item
// split order into as many orders as there are matching line items in different product groups marked for splits...
It's something one programmer could do in a month or two. You guys probably have dozens if not hundreds of programmers. It's a pretty common business case.
Why has it been 5 years?
I am available to help develop this, if needed, but I have a 10 person company, I think you probably have a lot more resources than I do. Please make this feature happen!
Our products are stored in multiple warehouse locations. Online orders spanning multiple warehouses (Shopify locations) have to be split manually in Shipstation. We have to do this every morning and it's laborious and error-prone.
Brad Taylor FCE commented
We would greatly benefit from having this feature added. Each of our products uses a box as its packaging so we need separate shipping labels for each. The ability to split based on quantity would be great.
This is a MUST!
The ability to select items to be made into a BACKORDER is critical. When you can't ship an entire order - to have to go in and MANUALLY split it first, then ship the first part etc etc is tedious and creates a LOT of extra work.
One should be able to select items that are not shipping in an order, mark them as a backorder, (or even CANCELLED) and have a new order created with the backordered items. IN addition, those items should be listed in the notes or as an add on to the currnt order so the cusomter knows that there are pending items.
Curently we have to do this entirely manually and its insane.
Backorders and part shipping are a fact of life, shipstation needs to provide for this in a smoother way.
would LOVE to see this as well
Marilyn Ramirez The Foggy Dog commented
We have SKUs that are bundles of 2 items and they ship from two different locations. It would be great to be able to automatically split certain SKUs into two orders.
Sara Mellado Operatoc Club, LLC commented
YES! Please make this happen!
I would love to see this option. We have a certain product that has to ship via a different method than all our other products due to the nature of the product. If there was a way to automatically have that item split out into its own order, and then I could also use automation to set the carrier/method for that item, that would eliminate a significant amount of manual work for us. Thanks!
Add auto split depending on PRE ORDER tag or other location. If we have multiple locations items ship from we need it to auto split them automatically. It gets very confusing for the locations to ship one order with multiples items that are in other places.
Miles B. Cohen Miles B. Cohen commented
We would greatly benefit from an automation rule to split orders. Some of our products ship from a second location. And quantities too great for a single box could autmatically go in two boxes. So splitting by SKU, by tag, and by quantity would be wonderful. Thanks.
Miles B. Cohen Miles B. Cohen commented
We also would greatly benefit from an automation rule to split an order based on Item SKU and on quantity. Some items ship from a second location. And if the quantity of one item is too great for one box, it would automatically generate a split order.
We use two box sizes for all of our products and bundle boxes together with a strapping machine. In our business, each box contains exactly one item. We manually split an order when a customer has 8+ items in Box Size A or 10+ items in Box Size B, but it's easy to make a mistake and forget to split an order -- especially with batch printing.
We also have customers who order the same thing every week (e.g. 27 items split into three bundles). It would be nice if shipstation could recognize our recurring orders and split them appropriately.