With the local order model, you ship items from your warehouse into Amazon. You also reorder as necessary to replenish your local supply. So, there are really 2 orders - (1) the inbound shipment to Amazon, and (2) the PO to replenish your local.
NOTE: While the local orders are typically used to support the Local restock model, where you stockpile items in your warehouse and use this to source Amazon. You could also use local orders to support the Cross Dock restock model if you would like to ship a combination of items from multiple purchase orders together. Because the items are received into the Local Inventory view, they may be combined and shipped together.
In this restock model, you’ll sticker your items before you ship them.
Shipping Items From Local
The Restock Suggestions page has a column that has Suggested Ship and Suggested Reorder. When you have items in local inventory, RestockPro will suggest how many of a particular item you should send into Amazon.
The steps for creating a local shipment are:
1 - Start the order (choose source as “Local Inventory” and Destination as “Directly to Amazon“)
If the Local Inventory option does not appear, then you don’t have any local. See the section below on Replenishing Items in Local Inventory.
From Restock Suggestions, the Next Action button is to Create an FBA Shipment.
4 - Track receiving
Replenish Items in Local Inventory
When it’s time to replenish items in your local inventory, start the order in Restock Suggestions and choose “My Warehouse” on the Create Order screen and you will be prompted to create a PO. For more information about creating purchase orders, click here.
The steps for creating a local order are:
1 - Start the order (if prompted, choose source as “Supplier” and Destination as “My Warehouse“
From Restock Suggestions, the Next Action button is to Create a PO. Click it to view a preview of the PO. You have the following options:
Download - Mark the PO as sent and download it as a PDF
Email - Mark the PO as sent and email a copy to yourself
Save/Exit - Mark the PO as sent, but skip generating it
Edit - Keep the order in Pending. Open the PO to edit costs, discounts, or notes before finalizing it (See step 2)
2 - Finalize the PO
4 - (Optional) Ship the PO from Local
If you like, choose the “Ship Items From Local” to go to the Local Inventory view and filter the list to the items for this PO. However, users that ship each PO may want to consider use the cross dock order model instead.