3PL Central Integration

Overview

3PL Central (formerly known as Swan) is a third-party logistics (3PL) solution that allows your warehouse team to automate routine tasks and will handle the shipping for you. This connection between 3PL Central and Sellercloud is done through plugins and scheduled tasks.


Integrate with 3PL Central

The following specialized plugins must be set up to integrate with 3PL Central:

  • 3PL Central Order Export
  • 3PL Central Get Tracking Order Export

3PL Central Order Export

3PL Centrals REST API is used by the plugin.

  • The plugin will get a token from the API before sending orders using the credentials from these settings: (The values can be received from 3PL Сentral)

“3PLCentralClientID”
“3PLCentralClientSecretKey”
“3PLCentralClientTPL”

  • The order is sent in JSON format
  • CustomerID and FacilityID are taken from the following custom settings:

“3PLCentralCustomerID”
“3PLCentralFacilityID”

We will send the OrderSourceOrderID of the order in Sellercloud as the reference field to 3PL Central. If the OrderSourceOrderID is missing or empty, we will export the OrderID as the reference ID instead.
If there is a customer shipping account set on the customer level, Sellercloud will send that account number.
The order is set to Dropship: Requested so that it does not go into any other shipping software.

3PL Central Get Tracking Order Export

This plugin also uses the above settings.

  • Sellercloud requests from 3PL Central all closed orders with tracking that were modified in the past 30 days.
  • The orders should be marked as shipped with tracking if not marked yet.

Automate Order Export and Tracking Export

You can automate the process of exporting orders and importing tracking by creating scheduled tasks. Read more about scheduled tasks here.

Create a Scheduled Task for Order Export

To create a scheduled task for order export, in your Sellercloud account:

  1. Go to Settings > Scheduled Tasks > Manage Scheduled Tasks.
  2. Click the plus icon to create a new scheduled task.create scheduled task
  3. Select Export Orders as the Task Type from the dropdown menu.
  4. Populate the following fields: Task Name, Company, and Start Time.export orders task
  5. Click Create. A new scheduled task will be created and displayed in the list on the Manage Scheduled Tasks page.
  6. Select your task to open the task details page. Click Edit.
    Note: The frequency of the tasks should be chosen based on the volume of orders.
  7. Go to the Details panel > User ID > Select the ID of the account where the Saved Search for the export was created from the dropdown menu > Select the search.scheduled task page
  8.  Go to Export Via panel > Select 3PL Central Order Export > Type the File Name in the field below.
  9. Go to Export Options panel > Export To > Select where the orders should be exported.3PL central order export
  10. Click Save to save the changes.

Create a Scheduled Task for Tracking Export

To create a scheduled task for tracking export, in your Sellercloud account:

  1. Go to Settings > Scheduled TasksManage Scheduled Tasks.
  2. Click the plus icon to create a new scheduled task.
  3. Select Export Orders as the Task Type from the dropdown menu.export orders task
  4. Populate the following fields: Task Name, Company, and Start Time.
  5. Click Create. A new task will be created and displayed in the list on the Manage Scheduled Tasks page.
  6. Select your task to open the task details page. Click Edit.
  7. Go to the Details panel > User ID > Select the ID of the account where the Saved Search for the export was created from the dropdown menu > Select the search.
  8. In the Plugin field, select 3PL Central Get Tracking Order Export from the dropdown menu.3PL tracking order export
  9. Click Save to save the changes.

 

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