Orders

Order Exchanges

Exchanging Products in an Order? We've got you covered!

Swap Items in an Order. Charge or refund based on the exchanged Products. Apply Discounts to the exchanged Items and make adjustments to delivery options and methods.


In this article:

 


Exchanges Overview Video

Creating an Exchange Order

  1. In the Order, choose Exchange from the More Actions menu.

  2. Need to change the Exchange Order Channel? It defaults to 'Inbound', but you can change that if-needed.
  3. Select the item(s) that will be exchanged (refunded).
    1. Choose a Refund quantity.
    2. If applicable, toggle yes/no to return the item(s) to Inventory.
    3. Edit the Refund amount (if different from original amount charged) by clicking on the pencil icon.
  4. Select the item(s) that will be replacing the exchanged item(s).

  5. Delivery Type: Exchange Orders default to Carry Out + associated POS Profile.
    (If you'd rather choose a different POS Profile, or Pickup or Shipping instead, click the Edit button).

  6. After clicking Edit, you will have the option to choose a different POS Profile if-needed. Then click the Save Carryout Details button.

  7. If you'd like to change the Delivery Type to Pick up or Ship, click the Change Deliver Type button. You will be prompted to choose/add address etc.
  8. If you'd like to add a Coupon to the exchange Order, choose one in the list. If the Order is eligible for a Promotion, it'll automatically apply and you'll see it displayed. The Discount will only apply to the exchanged item(s).
  9. In the Payment section, if you need to edit the Shipping amount, click the pencil icon and make the change. Note that you will only be able to edit Shipping if the new Order is indeed being shipped. If all looks good, go ahead and click the Charge button.

The credit card displayed is the default card on the Customer Profile. If you'd like to use a different tender, click the Remove Tender button. From there you'll be able to choose from a different card on file, add a new card or choose an alternate tender.


What about Refunds?

If the Customer is a due a refund on their exchange, they will see a Refund button instead of a Charge button.

Note that you can refund back to the original card used, cash or external. You can also create a new Gift Card for the refund. You cannot refund to a different card - it must be the same card that was used on the original transaction,


 

Fulfilling an Exchange Order (if it's not Carryout)

You’ll only need to fulfill the order if it was marked as Pickup or for Shipping. If it’s a Carryout order, it’s automatically fulfilled (just like the POS).
  1. Once you have charged the Order, a NEW ORDER (and Order Number) will be created. Note that you will also see the original Order number for reference. 
  2. Scrolling down, you'll see both the original and exchanged orders (with associated positive and negative quantities).

  3. It will be marked as Not Fulfilled. Click the Fulfill button.
  4. Enter fulfillment details and click Add Fulfillment Button.
  5. The Order will now show Fulfilled Status.



Best Practices for Creating an Exchange for Unfulfilled Orders

IMPORTANT: Depending on your fulfillment process, it is important to notify your fulfillment partner about the exchange. It is possible that they have already picked and packed the order. Therefore, it is crucial to inform them about the exchange so that they can include the correct item(s) in the package before shipping.

The goal is to consolidate the item(s) from the original Order with the item(s) from the exchange Order. This way all items are shipped together.

  1. In the original Order, choose 'Exchange'.
  2. Choose ALL items for Refund.
  3. When choosing items for the exchange, include ALL items that should be included in the final Order (this includes any original items + the items that are being swapped out).
  4. Process the Exchange Order and Fulfill as normal.
  5. Go back to the original Order and mark it as 'No Fulfillment Required'.

Using the Exchange Feature to make Small Edits to Orders

If you need to make a small change to an Order, like editing a suite number, the Exchange feature is a convenient solution. This process creates a new Order without the need to issue a full refund and then charge the card again. As a result, it provides a seamless experience for the Customer.

  1. In the original Order, choose 'Exchange'.
  2. Choose ALL items for Refund.
  3. When choosing items for the exchange, include ALL items that should be included in the final Order (this includes any original items + the items that are being swapped out).
  4. Make the edit (in this case, edit the suite number in the default shipping address) - and save.
  5. Process the Exchange Order and Fulfill as normal.
  6. Go back to the original Order and mark it as 'No Fulfillment Required'.

Exchanges and ShipCompliant

When you use the Exchange feature in Commerce7, a brand new Order is created. Here's how it works in Shipcompliant:

For Compliance Purposes: For compliance purposes, both the original Order AND the Exchange Order will appear in ShipCompliant. The Exchange Order will include both the negative AND positive values - thereby balancing out the original Order.

For Fulfillment Purposes: The new Exchange Order with only the positive values will flow to your fulfillment house from ShipCompliant. (The negative values do not get passed to the fulfillment house).

Although the new Exchange Order will be sent to your fulfillment house, it is still important to inform them about the change. Why? The original Order may have already been packed for shipping, and it is crucial to ensure that the updated items are replaced before they are shipped out.

Does the original Order automatically get voided in ShipCompliant?
No. Exchanging an Order does not void the original Order in ShipCompliant, and this is by design. See above to learn how the (original + exchange) Orders are handled for Compliance and Fulfillment.


Reporting

While there are no Reports specifically for Exchange Orders, this is what we'd suggest:

  1. Create a Manual Order Tag so that you can tag it as an 'Exchange'. Learn more about Tags here.
  2. Then you can use Queries to report on the data you'd like.  Learn more about Order Queries here
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  3. Or - you can filter by 'Tag' in the Orders screen and download the results.
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FAQ

Can I refund Tip or Shipping with an Exchange Order?

No - although you can edit the shipping if the exchange order is being shipped. 

Will I need to manually fulfill all Exchange Orders?

You’ll only need to fulfill the order if it was marked as Pickup or for Shipping. If it’s a Carryout order, it’s automatically fulfilled (just like the POS).

What if the Exchange results in a change to the tax rate?

Commerce7 is designed to calculate a single tax rate per order to accommodate various integrations. As a result, when an exchange occurs, the entire order will be recalculated using the new tax rate that applies to the exchanged items. (Note that because of this, tax that was not assessed on the original Order may be refunded in the Exchange Order).