Setting Up Commerce Warehouses¶
Commerce Warehouses represent physical locations where Product inventory is stored. Each Warehouse can be linked to multiple Channels and must have a set geolocation to be activated. These geolocations are used by the Fedex shipping method when calculating shipping costs for customers.
When using an accelerator to create a Commerce Site, three sample Warehouses are created.
When setting up commerce warehouses, users may need to first enable the applicable country and region location of the Warehouse (state or province). See Adding Regions for more information.
Adding a Warehouse¶
Follow these steps to add a new Warehouse:
Open the Global Menu (), click on the Commerce tab, and go to Warehouses.
Click the Add button ().
Enter a Name and Description (optional) for the new Warehouse.
Switch the toggle to Active. Activating a Warehouse requires a geolocation.
Select which Channels are associated with the Warehouse.
Product inventory for a Channel is determined by its associated Warehouses.
Enter a Warehouse Address.
Enter the Warehouse’s Geolocation (required for activation).
Alternatively, you can use Bing Geocoder to automatically generate a Warehouse’s geolocation. Using this feature requires the Warehouse has an address. See below for more information.
Once the Warehouse is activated, you can add Product inventory to it.
Using Bing Geocoder to Set a Warehouse’s Geolocation¶
Then, follow these steps to configure the Bing Geocoder for your instance:
Open the Global Menu (), and go to Control Panel → System Settings → Commerce → Shipping → Bing Geocoder.
Enter your API Key.
Once the Geocoder is configured, you can generate Warehouse geolocations for any Warehouse with a set address. Simply navigate to the Warehouses page, click on the Actions button () for the desired Warehouse, and select Geolocate. The Geocoder converts the address into latitude and longitude coordinates.
Commerce 2.1 and Below¶
To add a warehouse in the Control Panel:
Go to Control Panel → Commerce → Settings.
Click the Warehouses tab.
Click the Add Warehouse () button.
Enter the following:
Name: Warehouse name (e.g. North Vegas Warehouse)
Description: Warehouse description (e.g. North Vegas Processing Center)
Switch the toggle to Active.
Enter the warehouse address.
Select a channel. Product inventory for the channel will be based on the associated warehouse.
Enter the geolocation data (required):
Click Save when finished.
The new warehouse is now active and available as an option in the Shipment tab.