Note on Using Purchase Orders

There are essentially two types of purchase orders that can be generated within the Volusion system:

  • Purchase orders can be generated to replenish stock to a pre-existing product in your product database.
  • Purchase orders for products configured with a vendor and set to automatically drop-ship from the vendor can be automatically generated when a product is purchased.

Note that when reviewing your store's purchase orders, you will only be able to mark a purchase order as received if it is generated within your Admin Area to receive and replenish stock for a pre-existing product.

Purchase orders generated by a product configured to automatically drop-ship will not be available to be marked as received, as this would be an outgoing purchase order to invoice a product from a vendor, to be shipped to (and received) by customers.