The process of shipping the order to customers is referred to order fulfillment in Shopify. By default, the orders are set to be automatically fulfilled but you can change this setting and fulfill it manually. One advantage of fulfilling manually is that you can track your inventory and manage the sending time of an order. For such characteristics, this kind of fulfillment method is suitable for business which:
If your business fits the above conditions or you just simply want to fulfill the orders manually, follow this writing and you will know how to fulfill complete orders manually on Shopify.
Sign in your account on the Shopify website and go to
Orders after that.
When you click on
Orders it will automatically move to
All orders section which is one category in the
Orders then select an unfulfilled order in the list of all orders.
This step is optional that you can skip this one without affecting your process result. If you more than one locations and you want to change the fulfilling destination, press on the name of the place then the
Change location respectively. Add the new address and click
Save to store the change.
For stores in Canada and United States, if you use Shopify Shipping, choose
Create shipping label in the
Unfulfilled section to buy a shipping label for the order.
In case you are using another kind of shipping service rather than Shopify Shipping, press on the
Mark as fulfilled button and fill in the tracking number from your shipping provider. This tracking URL will be shown on the shipping confirmation page and also sent to your customer’s shipping update emails.
This one is another optional step that you can let the customer receive a notification mail right away by tick on the option
Send shipment details to your customer now. Be noted that this option is available only when you have an email address of your customer.
Fulfill items below the
Summary section to mark the fulfilled order. In case you use Shopify Shipping, select
Buy shipping label for choosing a shipping provider.
Open the Shopify app and head to the
Orders next to the
Home button on the bottom bar.
From the list of orders, select the order with
Unfulfilled fulfillment status.
If you want to change the location which you are fulfilling the order from, press
Change location respectively. Enter the new location and tap
If your stores are in Canada or United States and you apply Shopify Shipping to your stores, tap on
Create shipping label in the
Mark as fulfilled button and put in the tracking number if other shipping services, not Shopify Shipping are used in your store. You can also tap on the barcode and use your phone to scan the barcode of the shipping provider.
The detailed page of the order’s fulfillment will appear that tap on
Fulfill items to mark the order as fulfilled. Meanwhile, you need to pick a shipping provider then select
Buy shipping label if the Shopify Shipping is used.
Get access to the Shopify app and tap on the
Select an order which has the fulfillment status as
Unfulfilled in the all orders list.
If you have multiple locations and you want to change the place of fulfilling the order, tap on the
... icon and
Change location after that. Add the address for the new location then choose
For Shopify Shipping using, choose
CREATE SHIPPING LABEL to buy a shipping label. Be noted that this is for shops in United States and Canada only. Shopify may automatically select a shipping carrier by recognizing the tracking number format or you can choose one from the
Shipping carrier drop-down menu.
For other carriers, not Shopify Shipping using, press on
MARK AS FULFILLED and add a tracking number into the blank space. If you don’t want to type, you can use your phone to scan the barcode of the shipping label instead.
To mark the order as fulfilled, choose
FULFILL ITEMS if you use service from other carriers. In case Shopify Shipping is applied, select
Buy shipping label.
In short, I have shown you how to fulfill complete orders manually on Shopify. The writing is quite long because I want to make it clear and easy for you to understand, however, the process is not complicated and it just takes you about ten minutes to complete. With such effort, I hope that you find this is an interesting topic.