Have you found an invoicing app for Shopify that does create an invoice for the bulk of the order being sent & a linked 'future' invoice for the backorder that's being awaited?
Like you I can't believe that this hasn't been resolved by now and that Shopify don't include an invoicing system anyway in the first place!
We are adding the backorder management as a new feature in our app, I believe it will make everyone's life easier!
I'm looking for users who can provide me more insights about their requirements.
In case you want to help us with your comments, I will be happy to offer you a month of free usage once app is updated.
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Got it! Thank you for the straight forward explanation.
I have some specific questions about the Packing Slip, I'm sending you a private message now.
Anyone who is in need of a back order management app, please share your use cases and requirements so we can analyse and include your requirements in our solution.
@bahadir_e here are some use cases you asked for.
Unfulfilled backorder items need to be identified so that we can order more from our suppliers (notifications/triggers is key).
Backorders require special accounting. The sale needs to be recorded on the books as a backorder rather than a completed sale. If the end customer decides to cancel the order, this doesn't affect our bottom line, and we won't have to reconcile our accounting records. Once the supply is available, we need to follow through with the delivery. The sale can then be recorded and checked off as complete.
Companies need to inform end customers that the product they've ordered is on backorder when the order is placed, and when delivery is expected. Companies should keep in contact with customers when there is a problem with fulfilling their backorders as promised to ensure orders aren't canceled.
The number of items on backorder and how long it takes to fulfill these customer orders can provide insight into how well the company manages its inventory. A manageable backorder with a short turnaround is a net positive, but a large backorder with longer wait times can be problematic.
Keeping a large supply of stock requires storage space, which, in turn, requires money. By keeping a small amount of stock in supply and the rest on backorder alleviates the need for excess/extra storage, and therefore, reduces costs.