Expected orders

To make sure the Shopify Fulfillment Network is prepared to fulfill your orders, you can enter your expected orders for up to 90 days in the future. You can also view your previous expected orders with your actual orders to help set future expectations.

Each week, update the expected orders for the week that is three Mondays from the current date. This week is considered the "target week" or "current adjustment period". For example, if you input your expected orders on Wednesday, September 2, then your current adjustment period would begin Monday, September 21. From the end of your current adjustment period to 90 days from today's date is considered your "future adjustment period".

When to make adjustments

Any time you review the expected orders and they seem incorrect, adjust the expected orders to be more appropriate. Make sure that your expected orders take into account any events, sales, or promotions that your business plans to offer.

Review your current adjustment period

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Apps > Shopify Fulfillment Network.
  2. In the Expected orders section, click Adjust.
  3. Make any adjustments to the expected order quantities and add any details.
  4. Click Save.

Review your future adjustment period

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Apps > Shopify Fulfillment Network.
  2. In the Expected orders section, click Adjust.
  3. Adjust the Date range to the range that you want to review.
  4. In the Future adjustment periods section, make any adjustments to the expected order quantities and add any details.
  5. Click Save.

Adjust your expected orders in bulk

You can adjust all your expected orders in a specific date range using a percentage change or a set unit amount adjustment. For example, you can change all the expected orders for August 12 through August 28 by a decrease of 5%, or an increase of 50 orders.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Apps > Shopify Fulfillment Network.
  2. In the Expected orders section, click Adjust.
  3. Click Apply bulk adjustment.
  4. Choose the date range.
  5. Enter the adjustment type and amount.
  6. Optional: Add any details to the adjustment.
  7. Click Save.

View your past adjustment periods

You can view your past adjustment periods to review how accurate they were. Your expected order amount is shown beside the actual order amount for that day. Reviewing the accuracy of your previous expected orders can help you create more accurate order expectations in the future, which helps the fulfillment centers have the appropriate resources available to efficiently process your orders.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Apps > Shopify Fulfillment Network.
  2. In the Expected orders section, click Adjust.
  3. Choose the date range where you want to view the previous expected orders.

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