We hope that spring has been treating you well so far and just wanted to share what’s been poppin’ off lately in Ordoro Land. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get right to it!
Tags for Shipments
Now you can tag shipments just like you can tag orders in Ordoro. We’ve had a ton of customers requesting this feature (especially those with larger volume), so we’re really excited to release this.
With shipment tags, you can categorize and filter shipments more efficiently, assign certain shipments to a specific warehouse employee, set up different shipping dates for different shipments and a whole lot more. Just create a tag for each new purpose and apply at will!
Along with shipment tags, we’ve also unleashed a major redesign of the settings section in Ordoro. We’ve introduced a sleeker, more intuitive UI that will make updating your Ordoro account information much easier. It’s not just all eye candy though. This update is part of a much larger infrastructure overhaul project we’ve been working on to accommodate and scale to the growing usage of Ordoro. The more things we move over to this new architecture, the faster we can release cool, stable features in the future. Hooray for progress!
Recently, Shopify switched their user authentication mechanism to OAuth, a simpler and more secure way to authorize usage of their application. We worked behind the scenes (hopefully you didn’t notice anything) to make our integration with Shopify compliant to this change. OAuth is awesome and we love working with partners that embrace the future.
WooCommerce Integration Beta
Since the release of WooCommerce, we’ve received countless requests from WordPress users for an Ordoro integration. The wait is officially over. As of last week, we released our WooCommerce integration beta and have been testing it out with a handful of users.
Are you a WooCommerce user interested in the beta program? Email us at email@example.com for more details.
Proxying and Throttling for Magento
For many Magento users, their server is configured to only allow a certain list of IP addresses that can access your store. This is a common security measure called “whitelisting.” To make our users’ lives easier, Ordoro now uses a single proxy server to access Magento machines. This means you only need to add one additional IP address to your whitelist instead of the many that comprise our robust back-end system.
On top of that, we’ve also built in some rate limiting to make sure Ordoro doesn’t overload your Magento server when fetching new orders or writing back inventory and tracking numbers.
Status Baratheon – Our Internal Dashboard
Our engineering team also took a two day break from their busy schedule to hack on a fun internal project: A dashboard that displays the health and status of the dozens of servers that power Ordoro. Aside from designing a lovely visualization of the data and giving it a terrible, punny name based on a Game of Thrones character, they also built in some alerts that instantly notify them anytime a failure or outage occurs. This means faster fixes and a better customer experience. Yes, please.
Oh Yeah, We’re hiring!
That about does it! We have some great stuff coming your way in the near future including moving international shipping labels to the batch processing workflow and a whole lot more.