On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 4:08 PM, Brian
One of our clients
asked about shipping products after making a sale.
They created a sales order, and then a sales invoice (from
the sales order). Now, how do they ship it? The sales
invoice is not displayed in Under Shipping > Ship.
The currently supported workflow is that workflows can be
shipped, not sales invoices. The problem I see as far as our
support right now is that payments can't be attached to
orders. In other words shipping happens prior to invoice. I
suspect that the shipping routines could be modified to track
shipping of invoices.
I can see this might be a common requirement since very
often you take a payment prior to shipping. I have generally
wanted to redo this as a part of redesigning order management
with the idea that invoices could be issued after shipping
(and I still want to do that) but I think we could really use
something more immediate because this is a significant
limitation. Let me see what is involved in this and see
whether we can offer this as a new feature in 1.4 and maybe a
backport for 1.3. My gut says this shouldn't be too difficult
but I won't know for sure until I get into it.
Question for everyone else: Is a "ship after invoice"
workflow something that would be generally helpful to everyone