Batching Orders to Print in Bulk
If your studio would like orders to be held and submitted to the lab as a single bulk order to be shipped back to the studio or school, setting up Bulk Order fulfillment is a great option.
The bulk packaging options need to be used in conjunction with a cart that has a pickup selection option - whenever an order has Pickup selected as the shipping method, the orders will be held as part of a larger bulk order
In the Job Settings, select Order Fulfillment
Choose a direct shipping date if required (this is the date after which all orders will be set to direct ship to the customer)
Select hold order fulfillment until manual release
This holds all orders with Pickup as the shipping selection until you decide to release the orders
Select Bulk process order fulfillment
This is very important, this is what makes the Pickup orders batch together as a single batch order instead of individual orders to ship to the studio
Next, select Bulk Packaging
The most important selections on this page are:
Pickup shipping address (studio or entered option)
Sorting selection - up to 4 levels of sort, suggested as Grade, Teacher, Last name, First name or something similar depending on the information on the subject records.
ALWAYS select Last Name, First Name Sort - orders will not be sorted properly unless this sort is applied as the lowest level sort option
Special instructions - these are received by customer service on the bulk order only