We’ve reviewed Custom Order Number by Amasty and Order Number Customizer by Xtento, so you may be already familiar with the functionality of this group of extensions. If not, they are designed to add prefixes, suffixes, and post-fixes to order numbers, change the first order number, set a custom increment step, and take the full control over your store numbers related to orders. In addition to the aforementioned tools, we’d like to draw your attention to the Extendware Custom Order Numbers Magento extension, since it is a very reliable solution that suits every ecommerce website.
Want to prefix your order numbers to make numbering more clear? Or you’d like to change the first order number to 3958 to provide a good impression on customers? Or may be there is a need to increment every order by 14 to hide information about sales from your competitors? The Extendware Magento Custom Order Numbers module will make changing the numbering scheme of your store a breeze.
After installing the extension, you will no longer reveal private business information, so comparing two orders for estimating the turnover of your Magento will no longer help your competitors. Another great improvement is related to the usability of your backend. With Extendware Custom Order Numbers, you and your administrators will see whether a document is an order, invoice, shipment or credit memo. In case of the default Magento functionality, numbers have no context. But by adding prefixes, you essentially simplify the order processing routine. At the same time, you increase usability, since default order numbers are very long, but the Extendware Custom Order Numbers extension helps to reduce their length. Note that even old numbers can be customized according to the new numbering scheme.
Before we proceed to core features, take a look at what other people think about the module:
- Order Related Numbers: order; invoice; shipment; and credit memo.
- Universal Numbers. With the help of the extension, you can use the same number for all documents related to the order. Each document will get a unique prefix. If there are multiple documents of the same kind, then “-n” will be added to the number, where “n” is a serial number.
- Starting Number. As mentioned above, you can easily use any starting number for your documents.
- Increment Number. In addition to the already mentioned information about the increment number functionality of Extendware Custom Order Numbers, we should tell a few words about the ability to set a diapazon between 1 and 10 as an increment step. Thus, if your starting number is 951, then the second order gets a number between 952 and 961.
- Title / Prefix. The extension lets you add prefixes to rapidly find out what is the document in front of you and what store it belongs to.
- Date Prefixes. You can also use such date prefixes as YYYY, YYYYMM, YYYYMMDD, etc. Thus, the module will help you see when a particular order took place.
- Dynamic Changes. If you use such order number format as YYYYMMDDXXXX where YYYYMMDD is the date prefix and XXXX is the number of the order, the module can automatically reset XXXX every time the date prefix changes.
- Custom Padding Length. The Extendware Custom Order Numbers extension lets you set a custom padding length. Choose any number of digits.
- Internal Numbers. As for internal numbers, they remain unchanged. Thus, you hide your private information, but still meet any record keeping obligations.
- Unique Settings for Various Numbers. Note that you are not limited to a single scheme, as the extension allows you to change numbering for each document. The same is about different stores.
The extension settings are available under Extendware -> Manage Extensions -> Custom Order Numbers -> Configure. They are divided between two tabs: General and Advanced. In it’s turn the General tab consists of 4 sections: Order Numbers, Invoice Numbers, Shipment Numhers, and Credit Memo Numbers.
In Order Numbers, you can specify a prefix. It is recommended to use a non-numeric prefix or no prefix at all. Next, the module lets you choose a date prefix. The available prefixes are YYYY, YYYYMM, YYYYMMDD, YY, YYMM, and YYMMDD. At the same time you can still avoid using the date prefix. As for the Reset On Date Change, it resets the numbering when the date prefix changes, if activated. The Starting Number field supports two formats: [num] and [min-num]-[max-num]. It’s up to you to decide what format to use. Besides, you can specify Increment Amount and Padding Length. The Rebuild Numbers feature lets you update old numbers according to a new scheme.
Invoice, Shipment, and Credit Memo sections are the same. You can use either custom mode that contains the same options as mentioned above or use numbers of appropriate orders. In the second case, the extension lets you specify a new prefix for further identification of a document. Besides, you can still rebuild old numbers.
In the Advanced settings, you can choose a source for date prefixes. It can be your system (database) time or local time.
You can preview all numbers under Extendware -> Manage Extensions -> Custom Order Numbers -> Preview Numbers.
The Extendware Custom Order Numbers extension is another handy order number customizer that can be used on every Magento website. As we’ve just seen, the module provides a very intuitive interface and lets you fully change the default numbering scheme. All benefits of this process are described above, so if you’d like to get them, give the extension a go.
The price of the module is the same as in case of its competitors – just $79. Thus, we have the only question: what extension does its job the best? Share your thoughts in comments.