Shipment status transitions do not happen when order is fulfilled by 3PL

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Hello Shopify Community,


We have realized that when customer orders are fulfilled by our 3PL partner, the order status page never updates shipping status such as 'Confirmed -> On Its Way -> Out for Delivery-> Delivered' and other than initial order confirmation and shipping confirmation emails, the other two optional emails for 'Out for Delivery' and 'Delivered' not sent to customers (though the options are checked under Settings/Notifications). Our 3PL uses USPS which is one of the Shopify supported couriers for these transitions to happen properly. 


However for a few orders that we fulfilled manually and added USPS tracking number, this sequence seemed to happen as expected.


Here are the screenshots of the order status page for both orders to compare side by side. The first one on the left is fulfilled by 3PL and has been already delivered and archived, but the status page never got updated and stayed the same other than the addition of tracking number link. The second one on the right is fulfilled manually by us and as can be seen status transitions and icons are shown properly



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Has anybody seen a similar problem before? 


Appreciate the help,



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Shopify Partner
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The problem might be because your shipping solution might not be sending the exact courier information to Shopify along with the tracking number or there might be some internal issues. To send tracking information to your customers, it would be better to use a tracking app like Shipment tracking & notify.


The app would help send tracking status to your customers, display the complete tracking details of all orders on the tracking dashboard and also provides with a branded "track your order" page for your customers to track their order.

Customer Success @ PluginHive
Shipping Automation | FedEx shipping | Multi-carrier shipping | Shipment Tracking | Australia Post shipping
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That's quite strange. I have never run into that before. When my 3pl fulfills one of my orders the tracking number and status automatically update. They also send an email to my customer with the tracking information.