How "Cron Jobs" works

Learn how you can schedule specific tasks with Cron Jobs

With Cron Jobs, you can spare a lot of time by automating some repetitive processes

You can, infact, schedule tasks to run at a specified frequency. 


Let's see how it works! 



  1. How it works

     a. Archive orders

    b. Sales Channels update

    c. Carrier update



1. How it works


From Utilities > Task scheduler you can automate some specific processes according to your integrations.

a. Archive Orders 

This Cron Job automatically archives your orders. So you don't have to do it every day. It's particularly useful when dealing with lots of orders a day

You'll need to archive orders once the shipping label is printed, the status is completed, marketplace updated and shipments transmitted to the carrier. 

Click here to learn how to archive orders manually: How you can Archive your orders

  • To put this process in autopilot, you'll only need to set the time when you'd like ShippyPro to archive orders for you and enable the cron job. 

Once enabled, you'll see the last execution date and time.


b. Sales Channels Update

After printing your shipping labels, you can decide to update your orders in your marketplaces or sales channels manually or automatically. 

When you connect your sales channels, you can choose to let ShippyPro update them automatically or do it manually, with the Cron Job

Also for Sales Channels, you can set your Cron Job by selecting time and enabling it.

For this Cron Job, we update only orders that were printed during the day (after midnight). So if the cron runs at 1 am, we take only orders printed in the last hour from 00:00 to 1:00 am.


c. Carrier Update

With ShippyPro, it's possible to update your Carriers automatically as soon as the status of your shipment is complete. Learn how to do it step by step here

However, you can set to close your Work Day manually and update your Carrier at a specific time of the day. 

You can do it as usual, by setting the time and enabling the Cron Job.