Alexander’s Print Advantage Integration

IN THIS GUIDE

Overview
Setup
Integration Settings
Product Settings
Sending Orders to Alexander's

Overview

Order Desk can import orders from your shopping cart(s), sync in your print details and then automatically send them on to Alexander's Print Advantage for fulfillment. When orders are shipped, the tracking details will be sent back to Order Desk and back to your shopping cart.

This guide explains how to set up and use the Alexander's integration.

Setup

To connect to Alexander's, click on the Manage Integrations link under the Integrations menu in the left sidebar, and under the Print on Demand tab find and enable Alexander's.

Alternatively, search for Alexander's from the available integration search.

Copy the provided webhook URL and add it to your account at Alexander's, then enter your API Key to complete the connection.

Integration Settings

After Import, Move To

Select the folder you want orders to be moved into after they are successfully sent to Alexander's.

You can use one of the default folders already in your store or create your own. Read the Working with Folders guide for more information.

After Shipment, Move To

Select the folder you want orders to be moved into after Alexander's sends shipment details back to Order Desk.

Default Mail Class

Choose the mail class you want Alexander's to use for your orders.

Merchant Phone Number

Some courier services require a phone number to deliver packages. Set a backup phone number here in case any customers have not included their number with their address details.

Shipment Webhook URL

If you skipped this step when connecting the integration, add this webhook Notification URL to your Alexander's account. This is necessary for Alexander's to be able to send shipment notifications back into your orders in Order Desk.

Product Settings

For more information on what these product settings within the Alexander's integration are for, please refer to the Print on Demand Product Settings guide.

Sending Orders to Alexander's

Initially, getting your orders ready to send to Alexander's is going to take some time before everything is in place for it to happen automatically. For detailed instructions on how to use Order Desk with your print on demand orders, please take a few moments to read the print on demand fulfillment guide.

Preparing Your Orders

The following details can be submitted for an order as either checkout data or order metadata.

Field Name Field Description
rush_order Set true or false. Default is false.
non_billable_reprint Set true or false. Default is false.

If you are unfamiliar with checkout data, see the How to Work with Checkout Data guide.

Preparing Your Items

The following fields can be set as variations or item metadata for each item in an order.

Field Name Field Description
print_sku Alexander's SKU field.
print_url Link to your artwork file. Required for all items except inventory.
item_type Set standard, notebook, photobook or inventory. Default is standard. Use the field names listed below for each type. If using inventory, no extra fields are required.

For standard item_types, use the following fields:

Field Name Field Description
foil_color Set gold, rosegold or silver.
foil_url Link to the artwork file for the foil design.
width Width of print.
height Height of print.
duplex Set true or false. Default is true.

For notebook item_types, use the following fields:

Field Name Field Description
page_style Set white, kraft, black or lined.
foil_url Link to the artwork file for the foil design.
foil_color Set gold, rosegold or silver.
finish Set matte, velvet or gloss.
page_count Set number of pages.

For  photobook item_types, use the following fields:

Field Name Field Description
print_url The artwork file used for the coverURL field.
guts_url Artwork for the inside print.
foil_url Link to the artwork file for the foil design.

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