Sales & Shipping Integration
Our most popular 3PL integration service
Orders exist in Fishbowl from all channels. Your staff picks the orders it wants the 3PL to ship. The combination of the pick status and the assigned location group tell us which orders need to be sent to the 3PL. The integration selects these orders and converts the order data to a format compatible with the 3PL’s software (usually xml). This converted order data is then delivered, usually to an FTP site from which the 3PL downloads the orders into their system.
Once the orders are shipped the 3PL uploads the shipment and tracking information to the FTP site and our integration retrieves that data and uses it to ship the order in Fishbowl.
The integration program can be run as many times a day as is desired. The program can be set up to either run on a schedule or by clicking a desktop icon.