Can you customize purchase order numbers?

ChulaC
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Is there a way to customize PO Numbers's or 

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Maz
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Hey, @ChulaC!

 

Thanks for reaching out here with your question.

 

Yes the Order ID Format can be modified from the admin. Shopify automatically generates sequential numbers for all orders. The first order number assigned is always 1001 and each subsequent order is automatically incremented by one, i.e., 1002, 1003, etc.

 

If you would like to change that, please log in into your admin, head to Settings > Store details and scroll down to Order ID format. See my screenshot below.

 

 

I hope that is clear but let me know if there is anything else you need. By the way, I see that you're a new member here, is this your first store? I'd love to hear more about it and what you're selling!

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vipluxurybrands
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The OP was referring to Purchase Order numbers, not Order Numbers for customers. Is there a way to set the starting PO number?

Maz
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Hi, @vipluxurybrands!

 

Thanks for reaching out on this thread and my apologies!

 

Can you tell me where you are trying to edit the PO numbers from, is it from Products > Purchase Orders in the admin?

 

Looking forward to your response!

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marburg
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Hi Maz, I have the same issue too and yes, I am trying to edit the PO numbers from Products > Purchase Orders in the admin.

Thanks! 

Maz
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Hello, @marburg!

 

Thank you for your response!

 

To answer your question, the option to customize the PO number is currently not available.

 

Nevertheless, I can see how beneficial this feature would be though, so it is certainly something I will submit to our team of developers to consider as an update to the use of Purchase Orders on your behalf. Can you share with me why you think this would be beneficial to you and your business?

 

 

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HEIMike
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+1 for this option!

Migrated from another E-Commerce platform to Shopify, where my last purchase order raised was assigned the number P00103.. Obviously the first ever Purchase Order I raise on Shopify will be P01 but I'd like the option to force it to be P00104 just for completeness.

 

Thanks 🙂

Maz
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Hi, @HEIMike!

 

Thanks for subscribing to this thread.

 

I greatly appreciate your feedback and value your insights as they play a crucial role in helping us improve our platform.

 

I'll be adding it to the existing feedback on this for our developers to review. Hopefully this is something they'll consider in the near future!

 

Thank you once again for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.

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jamesmj
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Hi guys - was this functionality ever added. I cannot see anything in platform but really would be a great update!

Maz
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Hello, @jamesmj!

 

Thanks for joining the discussion.

 

There have been no recent updates regarding the customization of PO numbers. However, I have taken the initiative to forward your request as feedback for our developers to consider.

 

We understand the significance of this feature for merchants like yourself and I remain hopeful that this functionality will be incorporated in the near future.

 

Thank you once again for sharing your valuable feedback.

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HectorGomez
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I'm looking for this functionality also, to name my purchase orders instead based on invoice/quote numbers from my suppliers so I can instantly match them up for budget and inventory tracking purposes. There's no reason we shouldn't be able to input these numbers manually.