Consignment - Getting Started
Uphance offers a new feature for customers on the Enterprise Plan and who use our Multi Warehouse feature. The new Consignment feature enables you and your buyers to more closely monitor the inventory of their allotted consignments. Specifically, you can ship products from your primary warehouses to your buyer's consignment warehouses. And, your buyer will be able to manage their inventories through their buyer's login the products currently "in stock" for their consignment products.
While this new Consignment feature will be available for customers on the Enterprise Plan only, the standard consignment feature remains unchanged.
Configuration for Customers
You may have as many Consignment Warehouses as you want. However, you can only have one customer per Consignment warehouse and one Warehouse per customer. In other words, a customer cannot be setup for multiple Consignment Warehouses. And, you cannot have a Consignment Warehouse setup for multiple customers.
To enable the Consignment Warehouse feature for one of your customers,
Navigate to Settings>Inventory.
Ensure you have Multi Warehouse functionality enabled.
Add a New Warehouse by clicking the plus sign (+) in the top right corner.
Specify the Warehouse Name. Be sure to give it a name representative of your customer so you will easily recognize it in drop down lists. (Figure 1)
Click the "Consignment" checkbox (Figure 1)
Click Products warehouse (unless you plan to send raw materials to your customer).
Select the Consignment Customer (Figure 2) name from the drop down list which is sorted alphabetically.
Click Update to save your changes.
Consignment Order: Showroom
Once these settings are configured, a new page will appear for your customer in your Showroom named "Consignment" (Figure 2).
Check for updated image:
Consignment - Pick & Pack - Pick & Pack for Consignment Orders
Consignments - Inventory - Managing your inventory for your Consignments
Consignments - Sales Orders - Manage your Consignment Orders
Consignment - Invoices - Manage your Consignment Invoices
Consignment - Buyer Accounts - Buyers can manage their Consignment Inventory