You probably know how to create orders at this point. But what happens if you have a lot of orders and you don't want to have to create a new manual order for each one? Fortunately, ShipMonk has you covered! Using our Import Orders feature, you are able to import orders in bulk!
#1. Log into your ShipMonk account.
#2. Click the "Orders" tab and go to "Import Orders".
#3. Follow the instructions on the Data Input page and be sure to choose your store.
#4. For the second "Data Input" step, you will be able to use our Order Template. Be certain to include information for all required fields and be sure that, if you have a customer who has multiple SKUs in one order, that they have the same order number. All other order numbers must be unique. If the order numbers are not unique, orders with the same order numbers will be batched together as the same order!
#5 . Your finished spreadsheet should look something like this. You will now want to copy all of this information and paste it in the "Data Input" field where it says "Paste Data".
Here is the template on how to import: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ANIYQZ46BrAJw8qM4CpzddhdhGkIB6-QvcO_Dnk6KqE/edit?usp=sharing
#6. Your imported data will look like this. You'll also want to select the correct format that you are importing from. If you are importing directly from an Excel spreadsheet, you'll want to choose Excel Tab Delimited as your import format setting. Go ahead and click "Next".
#7. You will now be prompted to select the column titles for your data. Select the appropriate title for each column. This will map all your data specifications to the correct field automatically! It's clear how advantageous this can be, especially when dealing with 20 or more orders.
#8. Once you finish assigning the columns and click "Next", you will have the opportunity to review your selections. Once you have looked over it and verified that the correct information has been entered and the headers are matching up to the correct information, click "Import New Items". Please confirm all selections prior to choosing this option - after clicking, you cannot undo the procedure.
#9. Your orders will appear in the "Order List"!
This concludes the "Importing Orders" tutorial.