Those merchants who deliver products from multiple locations are not able to find any appropriate and sufficient management system in Magento by default.
The Multi-Warehouse Management extension from our partners fills this gap and provides Magento merchants with the required functionality. The module introduces a new entity – Magento warehouses, and allows you to arrange shipments of orders containing products, which originate from different locations.
This functionality is advantageous for both, customers and merchants. The extension differentiates shipping costs of multiple warehouses and charges them separately depending on the location, instead of using an average rate. This results in lower shipping costs for customers and higher competitiveness for merchants.
Note: 44% of customers abandon their carts due to unexpectedly high shipping costs. Source: North American Technographics.
The module automatically splits order items into several compositions owned by particular warehouses and, thus, saves much time and eliminates human mistakes during the shipping. Customers don't know the locations their items come from, but simply check out, as it should normally be.
The configuration of the extension is provided as an additional shipping method in the Configuration panel. The Warehouse Shipping section allows Magento admins to enable the extension, provide its title and determine the handling fee calculation method.
Note: You should disable all previously used shipping methods before the extension configuration.
The initial configuration requires at least one created warehouse to be added to the Default Warehouse field. Otherwise, the “Select Default Warehouse” option from the drop-down list can be selected.
The “Shipping Methods for Warehouse” configuration option allows Magento admins to select all Magento shipping methods they actually use.
The “Ship to applicable countries” option should be set to “All Countries”, what disables the “Ship to Specific countries option.
That’s all done.
Creates Multiple Warehouses
A warehouse is the new entity added to Magento by the Multi-Warehouse Management Extension. Each warehouse created by Magento admins has several inherent attributes, including its name, code, contact number, address lines, city, country, state, and zip code.
You can create an unlimited number of warehouses within you Magento installation.
New Warehouse Creation
Allows Assigning Products to Different Warehouses
Depending on its physical location, each item can be assigned to different warehouses and delivered to customers from their specific addresses. For this very purpose, the Multi-Warehouse Management extension adds a dedicated “Warehouse” section to the Product Information panel, which allows Magento admins to assign newly created or existing products to required warehouses.
Allows Specifying a Default Warehouse to Unassigned Products
If some products are not intentionally assigned to a particular warehouse, the module adds them to the default warehouse, specified during the configuration stage.
Automatically Splits Products into Several Shipments
Since all the products possess the warehouse attribute, the extension is able to split order products into certain sets depending on the definite warehouse.
Splitted Order Items
As soon as the order is placed, Magento admins are able to sequentially create the necessary number of shipments in the backend, according to the quantity of involved warehouses.
Automatically Calculates Shipping Depending on the Item Location
The module automatically calculates shipping costs, according to the delivery logistics. The total shipping cost is the sum of shipping values, belonging to one or another warehouse, presented to a customer as a single figure.
This localization of delivered items allows customers to get more reasonable shipping costs, while Magento merchants are able to better evaluate their transportation expenses.
If you need more details regarding the functionality of the Multi-Warehouse Management extension, would like to download the User Guide, or enter the backend demo, visit the product page in our store, please.
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