Advanced Warehouse Management in PrestaShop 1.7
With this module, your store will become a hub for managing multiple warehouses, such as when you have multiple stationary stores and if you integrate with multiple wholesalers.
- Create and manage multiple warehouses directly in PrestaShop
- Automatic and manual warehouse movements, such as deliveries.
- Product and combination warehouses
- Link warehouses to suppliers and wholesalers or stationary stores
- Information on the product page about the quantities of products in multiple warehouses
Before you test the module in the demo store! In the knowledge base you will find instructions on how to properly run all functions of the module: https://helpdesk.prestashow.pl/kb/faq.php?id=79
From which warehouse will the product go to the order?
The module supports 3 methods of warehouse management:
- AVCO - weighted average
- FIFO - first in, first out
- LIFO - last in, first out
Delivery methods and times, as well as personal pickup
For each warehouse you create, you can assign carriers (delivery methods) that you created in PrestaShop. Each warehouse can deliver goods at different times or allow personal pickup.
- Assign any delivery methods to warehouses
- Set a message to the customer about the availability of the goods
- Set message for unavailability of goods
- Enable the possibility of Personal Collection in the warehouse
Stocks on the product page
Enable the list of warehouses on the product page. The module will display available quantities in all locations along with information about delivery time or possibility of personal pick-up. In the module you will find 4 different warehouse list looks. You can also freely edit the stock appearance in the .tpl files of the module.
Splitting an order by warehouse
The situation when the customer's shopping cart contains products from different warehouses involves different delivery terms or different ways of communication with the supplier.
A shopping cart with products from different warehouses will create orders for each warehouse.
Orders created from one shopping cart are linked by a common order code (order reference). On the other hand, each order has a unique order ID, so external systems can easily retrieve split orders.
Start managing multiple warehouses in PrestaShop
By default, PrestaShop has one "Quantity" field in the product edit and its combination. Advanced Warehouses will allow you to place products and combinations in multiple warehouses. Install the module and go through the 4 configuration steps:
1. add warehouses
A warehouse is a physical or virtual point where your product is located. It can be the warehouse of your store or the warehouse of a wholesaler.
Fields to describe the warehouse: name, code, address, contact information. You will be able to display this information on the store front. This way your customers will know where the goods are located or personal pickup.
2. mapping the default "Quantity" field.
Products in your store use the default "Quantity" field. Many external integrations also use this field, such as integrations with Amazon, ERP, or Allegro.
Our module leaves the default "Quantity" field in your store, but you can decide what goes in this field:
- "Quantity" = sum of quantities from all warehouses where the product is located, or
- "Quantity" = quantity from a specific warehouse
The module will automatically populate the default "Quantity" field based on the configuration you indicate.
3. add products and combinations to warehouses
After creating multiple warehouses, your products still use the default "Quantity" field.
Manually assign product to warehouses
The module adds a "Warehouses" tab in the product edition. In the tab you will assign the product to warehouses and change the stocks in the warehouses. Any manual change of quantity will be recorded in the history of warehouse movements.
Bulk addition of products to warehouses
Using the mass inclusion of warehouses, you can rewrite values from the default Quantity field to the indicated warehouse.
4 Warehouse movements
Warehouse movements are managed automatically, i.e. an order takes a product out of stock.
Manual warehouse movements:
- In product editing. Any change will be saved in warehouse movements.
- Create bulk warehouse movements, e.g., a delivery, in which you specify multiple products and their quantities in bulk.
Automatic warehouse movements:
- Using the PShowImporter module - importing and updating quantities from different warehouses to designated warehouses.
- Using external software - you can connect to the tables in the PrestaShop database using, for example, API. The structure of Advanced Warehouses tables is described in the Knowledge Base on HelpDesk.
Connect warehouses with wholesalers and suppliers
You can carry out the flow of information between suppliers and wholesalers and your PrestaShop store using the PrestaShop Importer module . Once configured, the integration by XML, CSV or API will automatically update inventories in multiple warehouses. Changes will be immediately visible in the admin panel, in stock movements and on the product page.
You can optionally enablethe date of the last inventory update on the product page in the module setting.
Integration of warehouses with ERP
You can integrate any warehouse you create with external systems. You can find documentation on the structure of the Advanced Warehouse database in the knowledge base.
Forward this entry to your ERP software provider to automate the flow of information between the warehouses in your software and your PrestaShop store:
Advanced Warehouses in PrestaShop Multistore
Multistore support through this module is at an additional cost. In Multistore option, all warehouses are visible in all stores. If a product is in a store, it uses the same warehouses as in all stores. In other words: assigning warehouses to the product, and the product to the store determines, the visibility of warehouses.
In the future, we will develop the module with the ability to hide warehouses in selected stores.
Customize the module to fit your business model
Here are suggestions for implementation in the module - ask for a quote if you are interested.
- Integration of the store and Advanced Warehouses with ERP systems with an open database, such as SubiektGT
- Automation of processes for goods receipt, orders and shipments
- Integration with devices that speed up work, such as scanners, scales, displays, etc.
- Integration and programming of microcontrollers and IoT devices
- Programming mobile applications to facilitate warehouse work
- The customer will be able to indicate the supplier for each warehouse during the order process. This will allow you to receive payment for each of your deliveries if they come from different warehouses.
- Map of warehouses