Combine Shipwire storage and order fulfillment and Joomla Virtuemart shopping cart to a complete eCommerce solution!
Shipwire and Virtuemart shopping cart now work together. This integration supports real-time and manual submission of orders from a Virtuemart store to Shipwire and includes our real-time shipping rate connection. Your Shipwire account will then capture the order and route it to the optimal Shipwire warehouse based on your customer’s location. In addition, the Real Time Shipping Rating will quote your customer shipping rates based on the optimal warehouse as well.
This module supports Virtuemart 1.1.9 for Joomla 1.5. The installation of this Shipwire connector requires you to upload some files to your web server. While not difficult to do, we would not necessarily recommend doing this if you are not comfortable working with files on your server. If you are not then we highly recommend finding a web developer that can assist you.
Follow these instructions to add Shipwire warehouse and order fulfillment module to your Virtuemart store:
This completes the installation. You can now set up your Product SKU in Virtuemart. These need match exactly the SKUs in your Shipwire account.
Create a test order on Virtuemart. Upon checkout the order should be in your Shipwire account.
Setting up a CRON process
There is a hook for a CRON process that will do several things:
Resubmit orders that could not be immediately sent to Shipwire
Pull down inventory updates
Pull down tracking numbers for orders and have shipped. This will also automatically mark orders as completed.
The easiest way to do this is to setup a CRON process that periodically requests a page from your server with the following URL:
You should not do this more often than once per hour. You can also use JCron plug-in for Joomla to setup a similar process.