Additional Tools

Activate alphabroder EDI Integration

Send Orders to AB Directly Through your Order Manager

Overview

InkSoft's alphabroder EDI integration allows you to seamlessly submit orders for wholesale blank items electronically to alphabroder from InkSoft. There are two options for submitting orders:

  • You can compile products from selected orders and submit
  • You can manually create an order for blank items

Finding your alphabroder credentials

In order to activate the EDI integration you will need three things:

Username: This is your 'username' that you use to login to www.alphabroder.com
Password: This is your password that you use to login to www.alphabroder.com
Account #: This is your account #. This can be found by logging into www.alphabroder.com and clicking 'Account Settings'

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How to Activate

  • Hover over Products
  • Hover over Add New Product
  • Click on Supplier & Manufacturer
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  • Click Edit Supplier
  • Click Alphabroder
  • Enter your Username, Password and Account #
  • Click Save
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Supplier Orders

After you successfully activate the alphabroder EDI integration, you will see a new sidebar menu called 'Supplier Orders' under the "Orders" tab on your top navigational bar.

  • Click 'alphabroder Orders' to manage orders submitted to alphabroder for blank goods
  • Click 'New alphabroder Order' to generate a new manual order for blank goods
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Creating alphabroder Orders

  • Click Order Manager

Once your order have been Approved and have moved to your Order Stage - You can now create an alphabroder order. 

  • Check the boxes next to your orders/ invoices
  • Select Action: Create alphabroder Order 
  • Click Apply
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New alphabroder Order

ACTIONS

  • Sync Inventory & Costs: This will synchronize current inventory and costs
  • Submit to alphabroder: Use this action to submit your finalized order to alphabroder electronically.
  • Override Pricing: Use this feature to manually change the price. This is for internal use only.
  • Copy: Copies the order
  • Delete: Deletes the order

ADMIN

  • This allows you to associate an order for blank goods to a specific InkSoft Admin. When placing an order to alphabroder the logged in admin will be the default admin, but this can be changed.

SHIP TO

  • Select where the blank goods will be shipped to.

SUMMARY

  • For internal use (Does not get transmitted to alphabroder)

SHIPMENT NAME

  • For internal use (Does not get transmitted to alphabroder)

PO#

  • Record a PO# for each order (Helps to track and organize receiving of blank goods)

CARRIER

  • Select the shipping carrier and method

SHORT SHIP OK

  • Select this option to allow for a short ship (This means alphabroder will ship the available inventory with the balance being backordered)

SPLIT SHIPMENT OK

  • Select this option to allow for split shipment (This means alphabroder can ship inventory for separate warehouses)
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Managing Sent Supplier Orders

You can view and manage orders submitted to alphabroder by clicking 'alphabroder Orders' using the following features:

Filter by Options

  • Status: Active or Deleted
  • ShipStatus: See the status of your order.
  • Carrier: Filter by the shipping carrier
  • Admin: Filter by the InkSoft admin who submitted the order
  • Date Range: Filter by selected dates

Select Action Options

  • Sync Inventory & Costs: This will synchronize current inventory and costs
  • Submit to alphabroder: Use this action to submit your finalized order to alphabroder electronically.
  • Refresh Order Status: Force refresh / update order status
  • Copy: Copies the order
  • Delete: Deletes the order
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Managing Sent Supplier Orders (Cont...)

From the previous step, if you click an order # you will see the order detail screen. Boxed below is where you will see the Reference Number, the Status, Order Information and other details.

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New Manual alphabroder Order

You can generate and submit a manual order using the 'New alphabroder Order' function.

  • You can type in a keyword such as SKU, Manufacturer, Brand etc in the 'SKU' field
  • From your keyword you will notice a drop-down to select products

Click the Load Item button to automatically add the SKU and Style ID into the order

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