To use the Auto Drop Ship feature for a product, everything must be configured according to the directions here.
Once the product is set up and the Auto Drop Ship check box is selected, a Vendor PO will be sent when the product is ordered by a customer. The Vendor PO will send at different times based on the customer's selected payment method:
Debit or Credit Card
The Vendor PO will be sent at different times depending on the payment capture settings configured at Settings > Payment by clicking on Alternative Settings in the Gateway Credentials box.
- Authorize at Sale, Capture at Shipping: Vendor PO is sent at sale
- Authorize and Capture at Sale: Vendor PO is sent at sale
- Authorize and Capture at Shipping: Vendor PO is sent when the payment is authorized
If you have Instant Payment Notifications (IPN) set up for PayPal, the Vendor PO will be sent when the IPN is sent back to Volusion from PayPal.
If you do not have IPN set up, then the Vendor PO will be sent when you click Receive under Process Orders > Payments.
Cash, COD, Wire Transfer, etc.
The Vendor PO will be sent when you click Receive under Process Orders > Payments.
Orders paid via Google Checkout will never have a Vendor PO automatically generated and sent. You will have to go to the Drop Ship section of the order page, select the Apply to all items regardless of status check box and click Go to manually sent the Vendor PO for Google Checkout orders.