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Drop Shipping via Fulfillment Center Text Files

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This method creates a text file for each supplier that uses the method. The text file can include data for multiple orders and can then be  emailed or FTP'd to your supplier. Note: Make sure that you delete the text files once you have sent them! Otherwise, you will end up sending them duplicate orders.


To use this feature:


  1. Create one or more fulfillment templates to select and position the information in the desired formats for the text files.

  2. At the Suppliers screen, locate the supplier you want to set up, and click the Edit button.

  3. Select the Text File Export option for Drop Shipping.

  4. Select the fulfillment template you want in the drop-down list labeled "Text File".

Note: The drop-down list is only seen when the supplier record is being added or edited.

  1. Enter the full path for the text file in the Export File field.

  2. To have the text file emailed automatically to the supplier, check the Email automatically radio button and click the check box labeled Attach Text File. Text files can also be manually FTP'd to the vendor's site.

  3. Click the Save button in the upper right-hand corner to save your changes.


When you create drop ship purchase orders, text files are created for those vendors that have Text File Export selected. If the text file already exists, the new info will be appended to the file. Otherwise, the file will be created. Remember to delete or rename the files after they have been sent to your vendors.



Created: 1/20/12

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