To begin, go to the Settings module and click “Warehouses” on the left-hand navigation. Then click “+ New Warehouse” and select “Direct (In-house) Fulfillment”.
In the new window, you’ll have to complete several required fields, including:
- Warehouses Name
- Zip Code
- Contact Phone
If you’d like, you can also arrange domestic backup warehouses. This is a drag-and-drop organizational tool that will help you decide the order in which inventory is pulled from if this particular warehouse is out of stock. Once you’re done, click “Continue”.
Note: If you create more than one warehouse (in-house) or otherwise, you will be prompted to assign inventory allocation zones. Doing so will assign inbound orders from particular areas to certain warehouses.
This can also be revised by clicking on the wrench next to the U.S. map on the Warehouses page. Clicking on the clipboard icon will instead show you an edit history of changes made to the allocation zones.
Once you’ve created, the warehouse, you can click the wrench icon next to its name and select from a number of options, including:
- Basic Info & I.D. Color: you can revise basic warehouse contact information here.
- Returns Location: this is the location where returned items will go, assuming they were originally fulfilled by this factory. This does not have to match the original address of the warehouse itself.
- Document Print Settings: allow you to customize the orientation and print options for shipping labels, packing slips and pick lists.
- International Rank: this is the order in which international orders should be fulfilled, and can be “activated” by creating an orderbot.
- Domestic Backup Order: helps you decide the order in which inventory is pulled from if this particular warehouse is out of stock.
- Inventory Dependents: these are the warehouses that source new inventory from this Master (Parent) Warehouse.
- Deactivate: this will deactivate the warehouse.
- History: this tracks the history of actions performed on the warehouse.