Integrating a new 3PL for Partial Fulfillment

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We are trying to set up an additional 3PL and have some questions. We sent them API keys so currently they have the ability to pull all of our orders. Ideally we would like to have them appear as an option at the SKU level in the fulfillment drop down menu to have Shopify only send them orders for certain SKUs at any given time. They do not have an app, but have integrated with other vendors via EDI, they  have never integrated for just partial fulfillment. I understand that an app would be the easiest way but we wanted to see if there were any other options available to us.

Thanks in advance for any help



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Hi @StacyJ ,


Just to clarify, you are trying to accomplish functionality so that when you are adding or editing a product/variant/SKU in your Shopify Admin webpage, when you select the "Inventory Managed By" drop down under the "Inventory" heading you would like to see your 3PL service as an option to select?


If my understanding is correct, this can easily be accomplished if the 3PL company you are working with uses the FulfillmentService API and creates a new Fulfillment Service for your store. Please see the documentation here for more information:[ve...



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Hi Stacy,

I was wondering if you found a solution this post from May last year.  My app built a proof of concept for a company that loaded their inventory into their reseller's shopify store and every time an order was placed with one of their products, it created an order in the original shopify store to complete the order fulfillment process.  If you haven't found a solution, it sounds like we may be able to modify this process to help with your 3PL orders.  Our platform also has an EDI module so we could also just create orders for certain SKUs and send the 3PL an EDI order as well.  If you'd like to discuss the different options or solutions, please reach out to me at