So what is the Fulfillment Center? The Fulfillment Center (FC) is the bricks and mortar business that operates a DecoNetwork site.
- You are familiar with the DecoNetwork Interface
What does the Fulfillment Centre do?
In the real world, the Fulfillment Center is the factory or premises that does that physical decorating of blank products by taking in supplied products, applying decoration processes, and shipping them to customers.
In DecoNetwork, the user interface that allows a Fulfillment Center to configure the settings for managing their business online is accessed via the Admin link in the Top Bar. In here all of the parameters that define how the Fulfillment Center operates in the real world are configured - i.e. everything from selecting suppliers, products, and decoration processes that the Fulfillment Center will offer, through to shipping methods, banking details, and team member logins for staff who will operate DecoNetwork.
Other configuration areas in Admin do not directly relate to the bricks and mortar operations of the Fulfillment Center. These areas define aspects of how DecoNetwork will operate online and through the Business Hub. If you are on the Premium or Enterprise plans, Admin screens configure the way Affiliate stores will appear, what they can offer, and how their operators can interact with the Fulfillment Center. Click here for an explanation about the concept of the Affiliate.
Settings that Fulfillment Centers make determine what options are available to Affiliates. In this sense, the Fulfillment Center sets up the master configuration the Affiliates will be operating under. Settings that the Fulfillment Center makes will override any setting an Affiliate makes, and in many cases settings the Fulfillment Center makes will either expose or hide settings relating to that item for the Affiliate store.
The Fulfillment Center also has access to reporting functions via the Admin screen, to check on the performance of the system.
The Business Hub component of DecoNetwork allows the Fulfillment Center to manage the day to day operation of its business. Business Hub is an integrated a quote, order, invoice, customer, purchasing, artwork, production and shipping management system. Click here for detailed information about Business Hub.