You can now signal when the suppliers have confirmed the expected products and delivery dates of a purchase order by marking the order as dispatched. Marking an order as dispatched enables your staff to know which products are on the way, as this will show up as "in transit" in various places of the product.
- Navigate to Inventory > Stock control and ensure Open orders is selected in the Show drop-down menu.
- Click the order that your supplier has arranged the delivery for and then click Mark order as and choose Mark as dispatched.
- Then select when the order will be delivered, if the date is known. If not, choose I don't know when. Click Next.
- Select Mark as dispatched when you're finished.
Although Mark as dispatched and Mark as sent may seem similar, they have a slightly different purpose. For example, sending the order to your supplier or sending a transfer from your store vs. your supplier has dispatched an order to your store. This can all have different impacts on your insights and inventory movements.
Marking the order as sent or as dispatched is optional, the order can directly be received after it is saved.
Next, you can now receive the order in Retail POS when ready.