Drop Shipping In Odoo
DropShipping In Odoo
Drop-Shipping is an order fulfillment method that does not require a business to keep products in stock. Instead, the store sells the product and passes on the sales order to a third-party supplier, who then ships the order to the customer. Here we can talk about "DropShipping in Odoo".
If you approach it the right way, dropshipping can still help you build a successful business. Odoo provides us with an option to use dropshipping as a route.
A route is a collection of procurement rules and push rules. Odoo has some pre-configured routes for the company warehouses.
Once a sale order with products to dropship is confirmed, a request for quotation is generated by Odoo to buy the product to the vendor. If you confirm that request for quotation into a purchase order, it will create a transfer from your vendor directly to your customer. The products don’t go through your own stock.
In this blog, we are going to see how to configure Drop Shipping in Odoo.
Steps To Do:
1) Enable Dropshipping.
2) Enable Order Specific Routing.
3) Select Dropshipping Route in Products.
4) Create a Sale Order.
Here you’ll See a menu named ‘Dropshipping’. Enable ‘Dropshipping’ here. Click on Save
Now, Dropshipping is enabled in our system.
The Next step is to: Enable Order Specific Routes.
Navigate to Sales > Configuration > Settings
Here, Scroll down to ‘Shipping’ and enable ‘Order-Specific Routes’. Click on Save. This will automatically generate some custom routes which you can check by clicking on
‘Routes for Sale Order Lines’
The Routes listed below are present by default in Odoo. Here, click on ‘Dropship’.
The Rule under Dropship Route will be Buy with Operation type Dropship which means Product shall be Purchased from Supplier once Sale Order from Customer is received/confirmed but Product shall directly be delivered to Customer. In other words, once the Sale Order from Customer gets confirm it automatically generates RFQ for the same Product in favor of Vendor or Supplier of that Product seeking Confirmation from your end. But the Product shall be delivered directly by the Vendor to the Customer. Hence the Source Location in Rule is Partner Locations/Vendor and Destination Location is Partner Locations/Customers.
Now we’ll move to the Next Step which is Configuring ‘Routes’ in Products
Open/Create a Product. Navigate to the Inventory tab. Here, you’ll see a Routes field
Here we’ll Select the Route as Dropship. You can also select multiple routes for the product. Another thing that we need to make sure is that the vendor is configured in the Purchase tab of the product.
It is important to configure the vendor because the purchase order of the product will be generated in the name of the vendor.
So the configuration for dropshipping in the system is done.
Let us see "How it works in Sale Order Lines".
Navigate to the Sales and create a Sales Order. Select the product which you have configured for Dropshipping. Enter the quantity and confirm the Sale Order.
Confirming this Sale Order will trigger a purchase order in the name of the vendor configured. Navigate to Purchase.
Here we can see that a purchase order is generated in the name of the vendor which was configured in the product. An RFQ in favor of Supplier/Vendor of that Product shall automatically generates in Purchase Module on confirmation of Sale Order. You need to confirm the RFQ for further process of Sales Order. The Source document in RFQ will reflect the Sale Order Number.
After confirmation of RFQ and receipt of Product document number shall be generated with the prefix of DSXXXX and this same document number will be reflected against the Sale Order.
If you’re only doing dropshipping, it’ll be difficult to get your business off the ground; but, if you’re already established in eCommerce, you can use dropshipping to complement your existing services and improve your business.