Fulfilling from supplier via your warehouse (just-in-time)

If you are out of stock of an item, you may wish to place a purchase order with a supplier just for the items which have been sold, rather than waiting for the next delivery from that supplier.

The process for creating a just-in-time purchase order for a sale is as follows:

  1. From the sales order Fulfil menu, click Partial/Advanced fulfil.
  2. Choose suppliers for the rows you want to create purchase orders for.
  3. Choose to ship the POs to one of your warehouses.
  4. Click Create Purchase Orders / Goods Notes.

The originating sales order will not be marked as fulfilled or allocated; so we recommend you place it onto a status such as 'awaiting inventory'.

When the inventory is received against the PO, you can choose for it to be automatically allocated to the sales order:

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You will then have an allocated sales order on status 'awaiting inventory' which you can fulfil as normal from the warehouse.

For more information on back-to-back purchase orders, read this help article.

If you're sending items direct to customer rather than routing the items into your warehouse, then use a drop ship purchase order. Read about drop shipping here

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