Learn how to process various types of order depending upon the number of shipments, and dealing with missing products and complaints with no exchanges.

When a new order arrives in your online store you must process it.

Careful order processing is important because the store's sales and bookkeeping reports are compiled based on the order status. Also, when the number of orders goes up and you fail to keep their statuses up to date, you will find it difficult to keep track of all shipments, payments, and stock balances.

Usually, order processing involves the following:
  • Verifying payments made by the customer
  • Marking the order's shipments as delivered
  • Printing order documents

There are multiple ways in which orders can be processed depending on the number of shipments. You can learn here about the most common tasks related to order processing.

Delivering in a single shipment

Orders delivered in a single shipment can either be processed step-by-step or in one go by running quick processing. Both methods are discussed below.

Order quick processing

Order quick processing means that all basic tasks related to order processing can be performed with a single click. In this way you’ll be able to save time and avoid repetitive work.

Don't use quick processing with backorders and partial shipments. Mark individual shipments as delivered, one-by-one.

You can use quick processing only if the order is delivered in a single shipment.

To run quick processing:

  1. In the right-hand Payment transactions pane, make sure that the customer has made all required payments.

    In the case of some payment services (e.g. Klarna), you must activate payments during order processing so that they can be settled in your online store's bank account.

  2. At the top of the order page, click Quick process order.
    Quick processing does the following:
    • The entire order's status is changed to Delivered and the order is hidden from the list on the Orders page.
    • Klarna Checkout payments are activated.
    • The customer is sent the shipping confirmation
    • A shipping label is created for the order. If the order uses a shipping service (e.g. Shipit or Unifaun), MyCashflow creates a shipping label that can be used with that service.
  3. Print the relevant order documents for the shipment.

    The shipping label and dispatch note can be printed in the Shipping details section at the top of the page.

    To print other order documents (such as the receipt, return form, and dispatch note for the entire order), go to the Print order documents menu at the top.

    If an order uses the MyCashflow Invoice service, you'll find the PDF invoice in the right-hand Payment transactions pane on the order page, via the payment's tool menu.

    Learn more about order documents.

  4. If order archiving is enabled in your online store, archive the order to bookkeeping once you're sure that you will no longer have to edit it.

By default, orders that have been processed are no longer displayed on the Orders page. To view them, in the order search, select Delivered in the Status menu.

Processing orders step-by-step

If an order cannot be processed by running quick processing, you can process it step-by-step.

You can see below on a step-by-step basis how to process an order with a single shipment.

  1. In the right-hand Payment transactions pane, make sure that the customer has made all required payments.

    In the case of some payment services (e.g. Klarna), you must activate payments during order processing so that they can be settled in your online store's bank account.

  2. In the shipment's heading row, click Mark as shipped and send shipping confirmation.
  3. Print the relevant order documents for the shipment.

    The shipping label and dispatch note can be printed in the Shipping details section at the top of the page.

    To print other order documents (such as the receipt, return form, and dispatch note for the entire order), go to the Print order documents menu at the top.

    If an order uses the MyCashflow Invoice service, you'll find the PDF invoice in the right-hand Payment transactions pane on the order page, via the payment's tool menu.

    Learn more about order documents.

  4. If order archiving is enabled in your online store, archive the order to bookkeeping once you're sure that you will no longer have to edit it.

Once all shipments in the order have been marked as delivered, the entire order's status changes to Delivered.

By default, orders that have been processed are no longer displayed on the Orders page. To view them, in the order search, select Delivered in the Status menu.

Processing partial shipments and backorders

If any of the order's products have run out of stock or the order should for some reason be delivered in multiple shipments, divide the order into multiple shipments and process them one-by-one.

  1. From the order's dispatch list, select those products that should be shipped in the first batch.
  2. In the shipment's heading row, click Create partial shipment.

    A new shipment with the selected products has been created for the order. The original shipment's details have been copied for the shipment.

  3. When necessary, define the new shipment's details in the Shipping details pane.
  4. In the right-hand Payment transactions pane, make sure that the customer has made all required payments.

    In the case of some payment services (e.g. Klarna), you must activate payments during order processing so that they can be settled in your online store's bank account.

  5. In the shipment's heading row, click Mark as shipped and send shipping confirmation.
  6. Print the relevant order documents for the shipment.

    The shipping label and dispatch note can be printed in the Shipping details section at the top of the page.

    To print other order documents (such as the receipt, return form, and dispatch note for the entire order), go to the Print order documents menu at the top.

    If an order uses the MyCashflow Invoice service, you'll find the PDF invoice in the right-hand Payment transactions pane on the order page, via the payment's tool menu.

    Learn more about order documents.

  7. If order archiving is enabled in your online store, archive the order to bookkeeping once you're sure that you will no longer have to edit it.

You have just delivered the order's first batch. Later you can deliver the rest of the products as a separate shipment or, when necessary, add products to the order and divide the order into multiple shipments. For each shipment, perform the actions described above.

Missing products and complaints with no exchanges

You can add a new shipment to the order if you need to resend any of the order products without exchanging them.

You can add new shipments to the order only if all shipment orders have been delivered.

To add shipments to an order that is still in process see how to create partial shipments.

Don't create unnecessary shipments for the order

Creating a new shipment is a good idea if:

  • One of the order's shipments has been lost in transport, and you'd like to reship the same products.
  • The customer complained about a product, but the customer doesn't have to send the faulty product back to your online store.

Don't create a new shipment for an order that has already been delivered if the customer would like to add products or make any changes to it. In such a case, create a new order for the customer or process a product return.

To add a new shipment to the order:

  1. On the order page, in the Shipping details pane, click New shipment.
  2. In the Shipping details pane, add shipping settings and other details to the new shipment:
    • Shipping methods
    • Collection point (if applicable)
    • Tracking code (if the shipping service doesn't automatically create one)
    • Package quantity
    • Weight
  3. Save the new shipment's details.
  4. Add the desired products to the shipment.
  5. Now that you've added the desired products, if necessary, create a new payment transaction for the order.
  6. After sending products to the customer, in the new shipment's heading row, click Mark as shipped.
  7. Finalize processing the order.

Order statuses

In MyCashflow, orders can have three different statuses during processing. Order status changes automatically as you perform order processing tasks:
  • In process: default status of all orders.

    You can restore an order to this stage even after delivery by canceling at least one of its shipments or using the Correct shipment information option in the shipment tool menu.

  • Delivered: all of the order's shipments have been delivered.
  • Cancelled: the order or all of its shipments have been canceled. From here, you can restore the order to the processing stage by using the Return to processing button in the upper right corner of the order page.
  • Returned: if you return all of the order's shipments or use the Return the whole order option, the order will be moved to this stage.

    Learn more about processing returns and exchanges.