Shopify merchants can now create orders and accept credit card payments through the Shopify Admin, making it easier to sell wholesale, take orders over the phone, and more.
Order creation was designed for businesses that need the flexibility to create custom orders. This new tool makes it easy to build orders in Shopify using existing products, new line items, one-time discounts, and customizable shipping rates. Plus, it allows you to save and track draft orders from Shopify’s new Drafts section.
When you’re done building a new order, just click Email invoice or Pay with credit card to process payment. Email invoice sends your customer a customizable message along with a link to a pre-filled checkout, and Pay with credit card lets you type your customer’s credit card and billing information into your Shopify Admin.
How Two Penny Blue uses order creation to sell wholesale
Two Penny Blue, a luxury fashion boutique, now uses Shopify’s order creation to sell wholesale and take phone orders. Before they could create orders in Shopify, Two Penny Blue found it difficult to take wholesale orders, and instead had to rely on their accounting system and spreadsheets.
“We’re a multi-channel business with a retail location, online store, and wholesale but we had no way to easily track inventory levels across all three,” said Katelynne Egley, Director of Sales at Two Penny Blue.
Shopify order creation allows Two Penny Blue to keep all their order, sales, and inventory data in one place. This helps them avoid the extra work that comes with managing more than one system. Everything can be done in Shopify, saving them hours each week.
How to create an order in the Shopify Admin
To create an order, log in to your Shopify Admin, go to your Orders page, and click Create Order. Once you’ve created your order, you can email an invoice or accept credit card right from the Shopify Admin. You can also mark orders as Paid if you’ve already accepted payment or as Pending if you're expecting a payment at a later date. To review past orders click Drafts, which you can find in the Orders section of the left navigation menu.
Order creation is available to all merchants but only those using direct payment gateways can process credit cards through the Shopify Admin. If you’re using Shopify Payments, we’ve removed any additional fee for manually processing credit cards from your Shopify Admin or Shopify POS. Now, the rate to manually process a credit card is your regular online rate.