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Setup your integration between Magento Connect and DCL's fulfillment platform.

Written by Maureen
Updated over a week ago

DCL Multi-Channel Fulfillment is an extension available on Magento Connect and compatible with Magento Community Edition. It makes the ideal solution if you want want to manage all the Magento settings and the DCL Magento connector preferences from inside one place only: your Magento administration site.

Install DCL Multi-Channel Extension

The extension key for the DCL Multi-Channel Fulfillment extension can be found on the Magento Extension Marketplace. To get to the marketplace, begin by accessing your "Magento Connect Manager."

This can be accessed by clicking on the 'Systems' tab in the the head navigation bar and then clicking on the "Magento Connect" tab. Here you will find the "Magento Connect Manager", which will give you access to your extensions and the marketplace.

Click on "Magento Connect" to get to the marketplace.

Magento connect new extension

Go to the search bar and enter the phrase "DCL Multi-Channel Fulfillment". You should be able to find our free extension.

DCL Multi-Channel Fulfillment

Our plugin is free, so all you have to do is agree to the extension license agreement and click on the box "Get Extension Key".

DCL Multi-Channel Fulfillment Install

Copy and paste our extension key into the box next to "Install" and click install. Then click on "Proceed." Make sure to refresh the page. Now our plugin should appear in your existing extensions.

For your convenience, click on the link DCL Multi-Channel Fulfillment which will take you directly to the Magento Connect store!

Access to DCL Fulfillment extension settings

The DCL Fulfillment setting page can be found in Magento Admin under the menu System > Configuration. On the left side, you should see the tab "DCL FULFILLMENT" and the link "Settings" under it. Click on it to display the General Setting for the extension.

DCL Fulfillment Settings

General Settings


    Enable DCL background processes to acknowledge and fulfill orders, and update stock quantity.


    DCL will only acknowledge orders but not fulfill unless requested.


    DCL will collect all the prices for the order and print on the packing list if needed.


    Magento will email ship notification to customers upon DCL fulfillment.


    DCL will update store inventory. The background process is scheduled to update your inventory every 4 hours. If you need to update it more frequently, please contact customer support.


    DCL will force item in stock when quantity > 0.


    DCL will process orders with selected status. Fill free to create custom order status (System > Order Statuses) to inform us to import orders only in the new defined status.


    Optional. Update Magento order status to "DCL Acknowledgded" upon DCL order acknowledgment. This should be set up as a custom status if needed.


    DCL will import orders only on these selected days.


    DCL will import orders only in this range of time. Make sure the time range is at least 20 minute wide.


    Time allowed for customer changes before order is transferred to DCL.

Mapping Shipping Methods

Shipping methods defined and enabled in Magento need to be mapped to the DCL shipping methods. Select the tab "Shipping methods" to review and define additional mappings.

You can find the Magento methods titles and names under "System / Configuration / Sales / Shipping Methods" in your Magento administration site.

Be aware that the extension will display only the shipping methods of the carriers you have enabled.


Link Magento Stores to DCL Accounts

The extension offer the possibility to link only one store to a DCL account, or link every store to different DCL accounts. What you need to do is to change the Current Configuration Scope (the box on the top left part of the "System / Configuration" panel) and select the store you would like to link.

Configuration Scope

Choosing a store view in the "Current Configuration Scope" box will result in a slightly different "Settings" page. There will be no shipping methods options, and you have the option of linking to a DCL account by entering your eFactory credentials.

Link Store

If the store has been already linked to a DCL account, you will see the option to unlink.

Changes on Admin Interface

The extension enhances the Magento admin interface showing additional information to keep track your orders. On the "Sales > Orders" grid we added an additional column titled "DCL Order Stage" that refrects the stage of your orders at DCL. As long as the order status progress at DCL, you will see stages until the order will be fully shipped with stage "Fully Shipped".

DCL Order Stage

On the "Order Detail" page we also append new comments on Comments History section what display the progression of the order stage at DCL.

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