Your warehouses are the first thing you need to set up in Skubana. The Setup Wizard guides you through this process. You can also add a warehouse at any time through the Settings module.
To Add a Warehouse
1. On the Setup Wizard, click Warehouses, then Set Up.
Alternatively, on the Toolbar, click Settings, then Warehouses on the left sidebar.
2. On the New Warehouse window, select either Direct (In-House) Fulfillment or Third-Party Logistics as the warehouse type.
NOTE: A Direct (In-House) Fulfillment center is a warehouse under your operational control and a Third-Party Logistics provider (3PL) is a third-party fulfillment center that uses two-way FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to receive and send your order data.
3. Still on the New Warehouse window, enter at least the following required values:
- Warehouse name
- Zip Code
- Contact Telephone No.
3. Click Continue, then Done.
To set up another warehouse, repeat Steps 2 and 3, then skip to Step 5, since you only have to set up your billing allocation shipping zones once (see Step 4 below).
4. On the Billing Allocation Shipping Zones page, drag the name of a state to the warehouse that will be fulfilling orders from that state. Repeat the process until you've set up all your shipping locations. Skubana will use these geographic rules when fulfilling orders from your customers.
NOTE: To know more about Inventory Allocation Shipping Zones, see Setting Up Inventory Allocation Shipping Zones.
5. Click Save. The warehouses you added are displayed on the Warehouse page.
On the Setup Wizard, you can see that the Warehouses panel is now checked and becomes disabled, indicating that your warehouses have been set up. To continue setting up your Skubana account, you need to set up your Sales Channels next. To know more, see Adding Sales Channels.
Once you've added the new warehouse, you will need to set it up.
For setup instructions for a direct or in-house fulfillment warehouse, see Set Up your In-House Warehouse.
If the warehouse is a 3PL or a drop-shipper's, see Set Up Your 3PL.
If you have more than two warehouses, you will be asked to designate backups for your warehouses. Skubana routes orders to these backup warehouses if the primary warehouse runs out of inventory. For more details, see Setting Up Domestic Backup Warehouses.
You can deactivate a warehouse as well. For more information, see Deactivating Warehouses.