I'm looking to make ordering inventory a bit simpler for the admins and wondering if theres something already baked in to Shopify's extensive graph api. I can see fulfilment orders and inventory movements, but don't quite understand it all.
I'll explain our scenario.
We order on demand from our warehouses for shipping direct to purchaser or to our bricks & mortar store for collection. So order placed by purchaser, then line items are ordered from various locations and sometimes manufactured to order (e.g. embroidery)
We don't currently have a way to record what has been ordered for which line item, and just rely on the manual ordering process to ensure items are delivered.
When ordered, the mark as fulfilled button is pressed
Tracking info is subsequently added as and when we get it from each warehouse/factory.
We allow collections of part orders, but currently have to keep a manual record as the Shopify Order page does not allow part collection.
We'd like to some how store what was ordered from which warehouse and when it is shipped/collected on a line item basis
I don't want to plug in some random app that might (but probably wont) meet our needs for $$$ per month and would rather develop something ourselves, hence me reaching out for advice on the graph apis to use (if they even exist)