Latest Updates: July Edition (Reassign Pickers, Consolidated Picking, Bulk Shipping Method Update, Functionality Improvements)

July 11, 2017


Adam Roberts

July has been a busy month so far here at StoreFeeder. Here is the roundup of our newest updates including three significant new features, a host of general functionality improvements, and further enhancements to the capability of the rest API. The updates below are scheduled for release on 12/07/17

New Features

Reassign orders to alternative pickers: For a variety of scenarios, it may be necessary to reassign orders in a pickwave to a different picker. There may be next day delivery items which require special attention, or a large pickwave may need splitting up for quicker completion. You can now reassign orders from the 'Edit Pickwave' page.

Use the check boxes to select the orders you require, and select the new picker from the drop down menu. If you select all orders, you will assign a new picker to the whole pickwave, and if you select some, those orders will be moved into a new pickwave.

Knowledgebase: Reassign Pickers.

Consolidated picking - Product images now included on picking/packing lists: Consolidated Picking is a time-saving feature that allows your orders to be split across totes ready for quicker and more efficient picking and packing. With this feature, you can choose to consolidate your picking by pickwave or individual orders. With this feature activated, your packing lists will display a list of products needed, and their images, rather than a list of orders. For more information on how to activate and operate this feature, see:

Knowledgebase: Consolidated Picking in StoreFeeder
Knowledgebase: Adjusting your Stock Locations (Multi Stock Locations)

Bulk update shipping method: For sometimes unavoidable scenarios where you may miss one courier's postage deadline, we have introduced the option to quickly reassign the orders to a different shipping service.

On the 'Orders overview' page, check the boxes by the orders that you have not yet marked as despatched, and select Alter shipping method from the drop down menu.

Knowledgebase: Bulk update shipping method


Quick despatch for pickwaves: We have added the option to perform a quick despatch for any of your pickwaves from the 'Open Pickwaves' page in addition to the 'Overview' page

Log user details when orders are marked as despatched: By popular request, the user(s) who picked, packed, and despatched your products will be displayed on your edit order pages. Each order will have a designated picker and designated packer.

Fulfilled by Amazon orders: So that you do not miss your FBA orders, and so they are included in your reporting, we will now download in all of your FBA orders regardless of their order status.

eBay order import; For all new eBay integrations, we have reduced the age limit of eBay orders in 'awaiting payment' status that we import into StoreFeeder from 20 days, to 10 days. This is to prevent orders that have already been fully processed (before our new customers joined) us from importing into StoreFeeder. Once the integration is over 10 days, we will revert back to our previous 20 day limit to ensure that orders with delayed payment (PayPal e-cheques for example) are picked up and imported.

eBay shipping methods: On the 'shipping' tab of your eBay listings pages, a priority field has been added so that your shipping methods reflect the order they are displayed in your eBay marketplace.

MOTO (Phone order entry) page: We have added the option to select and change Channel for phone orders, and have added an additional column for EAN bar-code numbers.

New Delivery exception order status: By request, we have added a Delivery exception order status, usable if for some reason your customer did not receive their package. This order status will automatically be assigned when returning the order for the reason 'Not received'.

Scanned product barcodes: When using barcode picking, pickers can now scan the EAN, UPC, SKU, or any additional 'product scanned barcode' number and this will match to, and be stored alongside your product data.

Order Bulk Update: We have now alphabetised the order bulk update drop down box. Please ensure you choose the correct option, as they may not be in exactly the same place in the list as before.

ParcelForce labels - special order instructions: We now allow the use of all 4 special instruction fields for special order instructions. If you have requested the option to display SKUs on labels, one or more of these fields will be taken by the SKUs, otherwise the special instructions will be spread across the 4 available fields. Note that these fields have a 25 character limit.

Reports Enhancements

Top Selling Parent Products report: A SoldLast60 Days column has been added, and we have made all of the SoldLastX Days columns optional. They are now hidden by default, but you can choose to display them using the filter icon.

Refunds Summary Report: Productscannedbarcode field has been added.

Despatched by Courier Report: A column for "Average Weight of Order" has been added

Rest API improvements

We have added several new functions to the rest API

  • Create and update products
  • Get, Create, update, and delete product categories
  • Get, create, update, delete Custom Attributes
  • Get packaging sizes
  • Adding currency code to the create orders endpoint

For more information, see our API Documentation. If you haven't already seen, we are planning to host one or two workshop events where our clients can meet our team, receive training, and keep up to date on the newest features and developments. We would love your feedback in order to make the events as successful as possible. an eye out for further updates from StoreFeeder, and from all of us here, happy selling.

Published on: 11 Jul 2017 @ 13:54

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