7. Enabling Products for Autoship

Note: until you have activated your Online Merchant Account, no recurring Autoship Scheduled Orders will be created. However, you can still test the functionality of Enabling Products for Autoship.

There are 3 levels of control to enable Products for Autoship Cloud: 

  1. enable a Product to synchronize with QPilot
  2. enable customers to select an Autoship option on the WooCommerce Product Page
  3. enable customers to add Products to new and existing Scheduled Orders

Enabling WooCommerce Products to Synchronize with QPilot

Autoship Cloud's hosted service, QPilot continuously synchronizes product data with your WooCommerce store to ensure that the products you've enabled for Autoship are able to be scheduled and purchased accurately.

  1. As the Wordpress Admin, visit the WooCommerce Products screen (WP-Admin > Products) and edit the WooCommerce Product that you want to enable for Autoship.  
  2. In the Product Data section, locate the "Autoship" tab and enable the option to "Activate Product Sync" by selecting the checkbox.
  3. When ready, confirm your change by selecting "Update"

Variable Products: all Variations will synchronize when "Activate Product Sync" is enabled for a Variable Product.

Bulk Update: There are 2 ways to Activate Product Sync in bulk:

  1. Select specific products from the WooCommerce Products View: 
    1. Visit WP-Admin > Products
    2. Select the Simple and Variable Products you want to enable
    3. Select from the "Bulk Actions" dropdown > Activate Autoship Sync and then select "Apply"
  2. Activate all products in your site:
    1. visit WP-Admin > Autoship Cloud > Migrations and use the action to Bulk Update to Activate Product Sync.

(Above): Editing a Product to Activate Autoship Sync

(Above): Using a Bulk Action to Activate Autoship Sync

Enabling Autoship options on WooCommerce Products 

  1. As the Wordpress Admin, edit the WooCommerce Product that you want to enable for Autoship.
  2. In the Product Data section, locate the "Autoship" tab
  3. Ensure that "Activate Product Sync" is enabled and then select the option to "Enable Schedule Options"
    1. This will add the display of Autoship options to the WooCommerce Product page
  4. You can also choose to set unique pricing options and frequency options to display on the Product page
  5. When ready, confirm your change by selecting "Update"

Variable Products: all Variations will display Autoship Schedule Options when "Enable Schedule Options" is enabled for a Variable Product.  Any Variation can be disabled by expanding the Variation's Product Data and selecting the option to "Disable Autoship Options for this variation".

Bulk Update: to Enable Schedule Options in bulk, visit WP-Admin > Autoship Cloud > Migrations and use the action to Bulk Update to Enable Schedule Options.

Enabling Autoship Cloud Products for Scheduled Orders

With Autoship Cloud, you have full control over which products your customers can add to new & existing Scheduled Orders.

Note: this is separate from enabling the options to display on the WooCommerce Product page and is used to control the availability of products customers can add to Scheduled Orders.

  1. As the Wordpress Admin, navigate to Autoship Cloud > Products
  2. Under the "Availability" column, ensure each product that you want customers to be able to add to Scheduled Orders is enabled for "Add to Scheduled Order"
  3. By default, enabling an Autoship Cloud Product for "Add to Scheduled Order" will also enable the setting for "Process Scheduled Order"
  4. Learn more about Product Availability settings here.

Variable Products: Only Variations should be enabled for Availability.  Variable products should not because they are not a purchasable product.  For example, a Variation has a price and stock status but a Variable does not and is only used to group the Variations.

Bulk Update: to Enable Availability in bulk, visit WP-Admin > Autoship Cloud > Migrations and use the action to Bulk Update to Product.

 

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