In order to help you save on shipping, Skubana may recommend that two or more unshipped orders be merged into one if they are going to the same customer. Certain fields will have to match in order for Skubana to recommend merging the orders, such as customer name, shipping address, sales channel, etc. You will see these recommendations in your SKU Alerts.
Follow the steps outlined below on how to merge an order in Skubana.
In the toolbar, select the Orders module.
Search for the orders you would like to merge. You can search for orders in the left sidebar search panel or locate them in the orders grid. You will need to be able to see both orders to merge in the same orders grid, so if your search result is only for one of the orders, you won't be able to merge it.
ie: Search for orders from Shopify in Awaiting Shipment status, not just a specific order number.
To select an order, click on the box next to the order which will highlight the order in blue.
Click on the Merge button. This will open up a new pop-up window.
Drag and drop which order you’d like to be the "master order" and which one you’d like to be the "child order(s)" from the orders list. You can merge more than two orders at a time. When you are finished, click Merge. Most information in the child order will be replaced by the master order. Some numeric quantities, like weights and totals, may be summed during the merge process.
- A manual order cannot be a master order. You can, however, edit manual orders with new/different order items.
- You cannot merge orders that are in different order statuses. For example, you cannot merge an order in an Unresolved status with one in Awaiting 3PL status.
- Attempting these actions will result in an error message.
Once you've dragged/dropped at least one order into the master order section and one into the section to be merged into the master order, click Merge. You will be prompted to confirm the merge.
If you are merging a manual order with a native sales channel order, you'll be notified that you need to manually update the sale channel with a tracking number when the master order is shipped.
Once you confirm the merge, if the orders were qualified to merge together, you will be prompted with a success prompt like this: