Order Shipment Management

In Omnivore go to Settings ->Trade Me -> General.  Scroll down on this page to the Shipment Control Heading.  By default this setting 'DO NOT mark orders as shipped if carrier and tracking code is not provided' is ticked.

If you want us to mark orders as shipped if there is no tracking info then un-tick this setting.  Please hover over the contextual help question mark to the right of this setting to read the full explanation.


The two headings below explain in more detail.


Mark orders as shipped if carrier and tracking code is not provided

By default, once the order status is "Completed" in WooCommerce, we will mark it as shipped and tell the marketplace that the order is shipped, regardless of whether or not it has shipper and tracking code information.  




DO NOT mark an order as shipped unless carrier and tracking code is provided

If your business process is to mark the order as complete and then add this information then tick DO NOT mark an order as shipped unless carrier and tracking code is provided so that we will hold the order as pending until we see the shipping information, even if the order is "Completed". Please note if this is ticked and you do NOT provide tracking details your orders will remain as pending Shipment in the marketplace.

Order Settings

If you want the channel that the order has come from to be added into a metadata field in the order, add the metadata field name in the Marketplace channel field.  You can then refer to this to separate out orders from different marketplaces in WooCommerce. Go to Traderunner ->Settings -> WoocommerceFeed -> Order Settings


Adding Tracking and Carrier Information in WooCommerce

There is no standard method/data field to add Tracking and Carrier information within WooCommerce, but Marketplaces such as Catch require this information.

As there is no standard method in WooCommerce, our solution relies on the shipment information being in one of two places.  Please check which one works for you!

How to use the Order Notes field in WooCommerce

As a first step, you will need to ensure your shipping plugin adds a note such as the example below to the Order Notes field in WooCommerce when the order is marked as shipped:

Order Note Example:

This order has been shipped with: Fastway. The Tracking Number is: QB000165979. The Url is:   

Traderunner has a table which has a number of preformatted rules which can extract the Tracking and Courier Information (or you can add your own)

Using Traderunner preformatted rules

The easiest option is to add the information using preformatted rules eg the preformatted Fastway au rule is

If your order notes were:

Track your order at

The Fastway rule above would see that is in the text and that a tracking code could be extracted between '/track-your-parcel?l=' and the end of the text

Add or Editing an existing rule

If your Carrier and Tracking is not being input in WooCommerce in exactly the same format as an existing rule, you can add or edit and existing rule one. 

To add a new rule click Add a new rule, which can be found at the bottom of the rule list

To edit an existing custom rule click 'edit' at the right of the rule.

A new window will open

Fill in / edit these details

  1. Rule is for carrier, add the carrier which this rule is applicable.
  2. Priority, this is the order in which this rule will be used, the lower the numbers will be used first.
  3. The text that identifies the carrier
  4. The text that identifies the start of the tracking code
  5. The text that identifies the end of the tracking code. This can be left empty if there is no text after the tracking code

  6. Hit "Save"

Sending Tracking via WooCommerce Order metadata

If you are storing the shipper and the consigment shipping number in the order metadata instead you can go to
Traderunner ->Settings ->WooCommerceFeed->General and enter the metadata fields in the "Custom order and shipment fields" section.  We will be able to extract the values there.  For example, if your order metadata looks contains the shipping information like this:

"meta_data": [
"id": 16014655,
"key": "_tracking_number",
"value": "TEST"
"id": 16014660,
"key": "_tracking_company",
"value": "Test"
], will need to enter these fields into the settings section in Traderunner (Settings->WooCommerceFeed ->General):


 e.g.If however your data is more nested, like this:

"meta_data": [
"id": 209889,
"key": "wf_auspost_shipment_source",
"value": {
"shipment_id_cs": "33MNW0000104",
"shipping_service": "australia-post",
"order_date": "2019-05-01",
"shipping_postcode": "4053"
], will need to specify the path to the data, using ~~ to join the path elements together.  In this example, you would enter the following into the settings section: