Gandalf Upgrades! In our quest to make the Gandalf onboarding experience even better, we’ve made the following improvements:

  • Test orders can now use all fields in the Dsco schema. This will allow users to test updates with every field they might use in production. Specialized versions are still available for retailers with customized gandalf fields.

  • We understand that onboarding is tedious and somewhat painful, especially when using a completely new software. We’ve made a series of content changes to streamline the onboarding experience. Hopefully these changes help users onboard more efficiently and with more ease.

  • Retailer trading partner pages will now show the title of the Gandalf onboarding step that each of their supply partners are currently on. From “Hi, My Name is Gandalf” to “Finalizing Your Connection”, retailers will be able to more easily follow the onboarding progress of their trading partners. 

  • The platform will now dynamically pull retailer fulfillment and invoice policies into the order-related pages of Gandalf. No more need for Dsco engineers to update Gandalf when a retailer changes its policy!

Shipping Science Changes: We’ve also made a few changes to our shipping science tool:

  • The shipping preference table and export now include trading partner name and ID, so you can more easily identify each supplier on the table when making changes.

  • The Shipping Science page layout has been edited for clarity. Now that we have so many different settings it was getting a little cluttered. Hopefully it is easier to read now!

  • You can now schedule updates to the shipping preference table. Are holidays coming, or maybe a sale, and you want to edit your offerings so expedited services are available? Now you can schedule those changes in advance. For more information please see the Shipping Science support page.

Estimated Ship Date Updates via API: Suppliers can now import—and retailers can export—the estimated ship date for an order via API.

New Invoice Policy Option: In addition to the current three invoice policy options, we have now added a fourth one: “Require an invoice at the order line item level”. This will require a supplier to provide an invoice for all quantities within an order line item at the same time on a single invoice. For example, if this option is selected, suppliers would not be able to partially invoice a quantity of 2 when an order line item has a quantity of 5.

New Invoice ID Length Policy: Retailers can now set the maximum number of characters for invoice IDs. They must contact support in order to activate this feature.

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