How does one fill backorders in Magento 2? I cannot find anywhere a Fill Backorders menu/command.
How is one supposed to know which orders are backordered and fill them all when receiving new inventory?
Using Magento 2.1.9
@cci1A new order will have Pending / Processing status. While shipping those order you may find that inventory is out of stock and these are backorders.
Create a customer order status let say 'BackOrdered' and while processing orders having out of stock items, set those order status to 'BackOrdered'. In future once you have inventory available just look for the orders having status as 'BackOrdered' and process them.
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Our orders are auto invoiced. Twice a day our Warehouse Management System retrieves all the new orders (via an integration API) and process them. They are picked, packed and shipped. Then at the end of each day the WMS returns the shipments and tracking info to Magento, as well as the current inventory levels.
I have never see a ecommerce system that "allows backorders" by just having negative inventory. They always have some sort of Backorder management and filling functions. So when you receive inventory you can fill the backorders waiting for that inventory.