This little gem allows you to automatically email your customers when you mark orders as shipped in the admin. You can even split an order into multiple shipments, and include tracking information so everyone stays in the loop. 📦
A quick rundown of terms:
- An order is your customer’s purchase and all the items included in it.
- A shipment is an individual package containing items from an order.
Create a shipment
When you click the Mark as shipped icon on an order, everything your customer bought is included in one shipment by default. But, if some items need to be packaged and sent out separately, you can divide the order into a bunch of different shipments by adjusting the quantities in the In this shipment dropdown.
Each shipment within an order is given a number (1 of 3, 2 of 3, you get the picture) - and any unshipped items will be marked as such in the order details page so you can easily keep track.
Send a shipment notification
After clicking Mark as shipped to create a shipment, leave the Notify of shipping status toggle turned on. When you save, the email is sent to your customer. You can also add in a tracking number if you’ve got one to provide - more on that here. That’s it!
Notification emails will automatically match your branding, too - including your shop’s header or logo image if you’ve got one uploaded in your theme.
Notify a batch of customers
Have a ton of orders you’re shipping all at once and want to let those shoppers know their goodies are in the mail? When marking items as shipped using the bulk edit menu, you’ll have the option to send notifications to that group of customers all at the same time and MAKE THEIR DAY. 👼
To speed up your process in the desktop admin, hold down the Shift key + click on the first and last order in the list to select ‘em all at once. Toggle the notification option on or off to apply it to all the orders.
Delete a shipment
Click any shipment in an order, then click the trash icon to delete it. G’byeeeee.