The Order List
By default, the latest 5 orders are displayed on the Dashboard. Even though you can view the orders from there and quickly update their status, to really find out what Arpastart eCommerce is capable of, you will need to go to your Order Page. On this page, every order made in the store is listed in detail.
You can get to the Order page by navigating to Sales & Customers > Orders.
The Order Page will show you all the orders you have in your queue. You can sort the order list by clicking on the blue table headings.
The Order Details column shows you a quick summary of the order info. The top line (product line) shows the total number of unique products on the order and the total quantity ordered.
The bottom line displays the Shipping Method selected on the order.
If you hover over the product line, a popup will show you detailed information about the products on the order, the order comments if the customer has added them and the payment method used. This is very handy for quick reference.
Now let’s have a look at the action buttons on the top of the Order page.
By default, most of these buttons are disabled until one or more orders are selected.
Export Orders for Australia Post – exports a CSV file of selected orders for eParcel portal upload
Update Status – starts the Quick Status Updater
Print Shipping List – prints picking lists for all selected orders
Print Invoice – prints invoices for all selected orders
Delete – deletes the selected orders
Add New – creates a new order
The Filter is a very handy feature and is used regularly throughout the admin pages. You can enter search criteria in any of the fields in the filter. Pressing the Filter button then filters out all the items in the list that do no match the criteria you entered, leaving only the items that match.
You can very quickly find an order for a particular customer or find all orders with a specific order status.
Each individual order in the list has some action buttons assigned.
Please note: The Amend button has been removed. All Amend functionality is now accessible through Edit.
To view an order, use the View button. Amend gives you the same view, but the ability to update selected fields.
Edit opens the default edit screen and Delete deletes the order. We generally advise against using Edit and Delete. In most cases, if an adjustment is required, it is better to cancel that order and place another with a reference to the other relevant invoice numbers in the comments fields.