Two of our clients are running their businesses on LedgerSMB. In
each case, the company is a distributor who often drop-ships to a
third party. For example, their customer is a store, and the
company drop-ships to the store's customer.|
I'm looking for best practice on how to set this up in LedgerSMB. Since the company's customer is actually a store (i.e., not the ultimate recipient of a shipment they are fulfilling), one approach is to add the store as a customer (entity class) and the store's customer as a shipping address. The problem with that approach is the gross number of end-customers could become quite large.
Another approach might be to create a new entity class. For example, a "third party". The question is how to connect the store (a customer in LedgerSMB) with a "third party" entity. Plus, how to modify search / results to filter "third party" entities in or out. Sane ideas very welcome.