There might be several reasons when you will need to create a draft order. 

1. You received an order and it did not show up in Oberlo because the product is not synced with Oberlo. You will need to override the product and create a draft order to be able to purchase the product from the supplier. 

2. You received an order, but you cannot place it in Oberlo because the item weight does not meet the shipping method rules. You will need to create draft orders to split products into different orders.

Creating a Draft Order

To create a draft order, go to Shopify admin > Orders page and click on the “Create order” button. 

From the newly opened page, add the product(s) your customer has ordered.

Then, add your customer shipping information.

To avoid confusion, we recommend discounting this order by 100%.

Finally, mark the order as paid and it will appear in the Oberlo app.

Go to the Orders page in the Oberlo app, and click on the orange “Order Products” button to purchase product(s) from the supplier.

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