Before getting started with the dropship360™ installation process here are some important factors to keep in mind:
- It is important to always backup your system before installing any extension to Magento. Login to your Magento Admin panel, from there select the System dropdown menu > Tools > Backups.
- Logicbroker STRONGLY SUGGESTS that you install the dropship360™ in your Dev site before installing in your Production site. This goes for any and all extensions you plan on installing. It is best practice to test these extensions to know how they will alter your Magento.
- Logicbroker’s dropship360™ extension will change the way inventory is managed for your products. dropship360™ will update your individual Qtys as an aggregate count based on the Qtys set-up for each supplier. Given that the Inventory Qty is an aggregate of all of your trading partners, you will need to set up your warehouse as a supplier.
- The dropship360™extension will change how your order statuses progress. dropship360™ will use the status concept to workflow the order fulfillment process. It is designed to pull all orders in your system by the Magento State Code of “processing [Processing]”. If you have additional customizations or 3rd Party Applications that process orders on the State Code of “new [New]”, it is important to configure these processes to move your order to the “processing [Processing] state for the logicbroker extension to begin processing it.
In addition, before setup can begin please verify that you have a valid Supplier/Warehouse ready to receive orders.