Purchase a second shipping label for an order has been deliveried

Fay1
New Member
1 0 1

Hi,

I recently shipped one order to my customer. The package has been deliveried. And the customer contact me with some items missing in that package. I was trying to purchase a second shipping label under the same order to send a replacement order. But the order has been archived, so I wasn't able to do so. Can anyone help me with this? 

Thank you very much. 

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Leon
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
205 1 69

Hi, Fay. 

Leon here from Shopify Support.

If an order has been fulfilled and delivered already, there is no way in the admin to go back and "re-fulfil" those items. In cases like this, you'll need to create a draft order in the admin by going to Orders > Create Order, add the items that were missing from that orde, then buy a shipping label and fulfil the new order. In this new order, you can mark it as paid, discount it fully to not impact your sales figures, and add notes to indicate that the items in this order are a replacement for the previous. After this is completed, you'll be able to look at the customer account in the admin and see both orders at a glance. 

If you have any questions about this process, please let me know. 

Have a great one, 

Leon 

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VSA
New Member
1 0 1

I'm glad I found this!  I too was wondering how to print another label on an order I sent out, and needed to make an exchange.  I marked the order as paid, but what do you mean by "discount it fully to not impact your sales figures"?

Thank you!

JeffDM
Excursionist
38 0 10

Thanks Leon, I appreciate it. I guess it works. It's pretty non-obvious work-around, I had to come here to find that solution.

FusionDecals
Excursionist
12 0 9

I found a quicker way just go to the original order and hit duplicate and add a discount equalling the total and mark as paid.  That's it then you can create a new label and it won't affect your metrics.

MrsCopyCat
New Member
1 0 0

I just did all that but didn't see the discount thing so now I have a full order amount sitting in my account. Do i just "refund" that? Did it get charged to the customer? Hope not. If I refund, di I actually refund her money she didn't pay because I marked it as paid??? Easier on Etsy sorry guys haha.

 

Ariane 🙂

 

FusionDecals
Excursionist
12 0 9
Just go to the new order you created refund the entire amount but un select
email customer so they do not see it. Then you should have a 0$ order you
can fulfill.
knotanotherhat
New Member
2 0 2

The problem with this workaround is that you then have to manually adjust the inventory because the system thinks it is re-selling those items, when in fact they were only sold once and just not delivered.  

mushroommedicin
New Member
1 0 0

I tried this and it doesn't give me an option to generate a new shipping label or print it

kaganader
New Member
1 0 0

Leon,

 

This method does not work. There is no option to print out a new shipping label.

cdbboston
Tourist
6 0 4

Creating a draft order for a second round of shipping associated with exchanges is entirely inefficient.  It creates an artificial revenue amount, takes onerous amount of time, and appears as an order when it's an exchange only.  Shopify needs to enable an second label option associated with initial order activity - processing a draft order for purposes of label generation with information already in system is stupid.

A_D_T
Tourist
4 0 7

This is an unreasonably complex work-around for what should be a standard feature. The need to ship a second package to a customer is frequent enough to justify adding the feature. If an item was left out by accident, a follow up item needs to be sent, etc. There are a variety of reasons why I need to create another label after the original shipment. Ebay offers this. Paypal shipping offers this. It would be much appreciated if shopify would add this feature, it would be very helpful. Thanks.

A_D_T
Tourist
4 0 7

This ridiculous work-around actually *does impact the sales figures. When you create an order and discount it fully, the order contributes to your gross sales, and the discount is tracked in the discounts line. Sure, it doesn't affect the bottom line in the end, but it does end up tracking the sale and discount. I know this because I struggled with it at tax time this year... having to reconcile discounts against gross receipts at tax time... all that extra trouble... just to print some additional shipping labels. Come on guys, everybody else who does e-commerce shipping systems offers this feature, and has for a long time... get with the 1900's already.