Hi - I have searched the database and this question comes up a number of times, but then the thread dies with no answer. So forgive me for asking it again.
On my store in the UK I manually fulfil and use NO tracking. When I fulfil an order, the customer gets an E-mail to say their order is fulfilled - I have verified this.
When I check the order status page for the same customer - the following is still displayed:
Your order is confirmed
We’ve accepted your order, and we’re getting it ready. Come back to this page for updates on your shipment status.
This is confusing for the customer as this is suggesting that their product has not shipped - for me fulfilling the order means that I have shipped the product. I then have no other way to update this status to say 'On Way' or any of the other statuses from a carrier, If one was used.
SHOPIFY staff - can you please help me with this. I have 2 sites with you, and both have the same issue - and I am getting complaints from both sites from customers saying they do not know the status of their order!
We have the same problem. We do not use a courier we are marking orders fulfilled but the order status pages does not change to 'shipped'.
Customers are emailing asking why their order has not been shipped yet, when it already has.
No solution on here so far works. I'm very surprised Shopify have not supplied a fix for this.
As it is mentioned, once you fulfill your orders without the tracking number, Shopify sends the confirmation email which has the link to the order status page which displays "We've accepted your order, and we’re getting it ready. Come back to this page for updates on your shipment status."
The only way to avoid "We're getting it ready" message is to fullfil the order with the tracking number.
Providing a mechanism for shipments without tracking number is an interesting use case. May be a manual option to update the Shipment status will help the customer to get more accurate shipment status.
Do you think something like this will help you?
It's not just me. Having looked through this forum I can see lots of people are having this issue.
>> But, the only way to avoid "We're getting it ready" message is to fullfil the order with the tracking number.<<
To be clear.. that doesn't work in all cases either.. you need to not only fulfill the order with a tracking number, but with a tracking number from one of the 4 supported couriers.
Thats correct, Live shipment tracking status is not provided for Royal Mail.
Ideal solution will be something like:
Thanks for your continued interest in this problem.
>>For the shipments using Royal Mail First Class where tracking is not available provide more relevant message.<<
Yes! On the 'order status' page.. it needs to say 'order shipped'... so how do I do that?
You can do that from the Themes section.
Head to: Online store > Themes > Actions > Edit Language
Now search for "Confirmed description" in the search box. You can find the edit option to change the Order confirmation status.
Alternatively, We can work with you to support Royal Mail Tracking using Shipment Tracking & Notify App if you are looking for an advanced customization in the "Order status" page. You can create a "Track your order" page as well, where your customers can track their order.
Thanks again Hari_K,
But this doesn't solve the problem. The message will not change from whatever you edit in here to 'order shipped' once it is shipped.
The 'order status' page will not show any updated 'order status' for orders shipped without tracking unless Shopify build some kind of way of manually updating the status for people who ship without tracking.
@nc95 Great to know that it helped.
Hi @Feemish, I have just tested this and it has worked for me. With or without a tracking number, as soon as I mark it as fulfilled the order status page changes to my personal confirmation/delivery message.
Thanks... but I feel rather reluctant to have to pay $360 a year for an app to fix something that should work on Shopify already.
It's probably easier for people in the UK who ship without tracking to remove all links in their emails to the 'order status' page so their customer don't get confused by seeing the wrong information on it.... It looks like that's what other UK sellers are doing. Shame really.