LimeLight is now integrated with 3PL Central’s all new RESTful API. The 3PL 2.0 integration also offers inventory tracking functionality within LimeLight Analytics (coming in March 2019).
Signing up with 3PL Central is easy, simply reach out the 3PL’s Technical Support team and they will generate the RESTful API credentials to enter in to the LimeLight platform.
Configuring 3PL 2.0
To configure the 3PL 2.0 fulfillment profile into your LimeLight platform, you will go to Settings > Providers and click on the Actions drop-down arrow and select "Add New Provider Profile". Click on "Fulfillment" as the provider type and then select 3PL Central 2.0 from the Provider drop-down list. You will then need to fill out the required parameters.
These parameters are briefly described here for your reference:
Alias: Name that you will assign to the fulfillment profile. This is for internal purposes only; it helps you identify a specific fulfillment account among several of them in your platform.
Billing Code: Select either PrePaid, ThirdParty, or FreightCollect. This designates the party that will be paying for the shipping of the order. Within the 3PL Central WMS, this field is important when the order is being shipped with a small parcel carrier such as UPS or FedEx.
Prepaid – Usually means the shipper’s account will be charged
Third Party – Typically indicates a third party (for example the retailer) will be charging their account
FreightCollect – Typically indicates the consignee (receiver of the goods) will be charged for the shipping
Client ID: This will be provided to you by 3PL Central.
Client Secret: This will be provided to you by 3PL Central.
Combine Similar Address: This field allows you to set whether or not you want orders with identical shipping addresses to be combined in one order and sent to the fulfillment provider.
Customer ID: This will be provided to you by 3PL Central.
Delay Hours: Specify if you would like to delay our system from pushing the orders to your fulfillment center for an “X” amount of hours. This would allow you to review the orders before they get sent out to the fulfillment provider.
Facility ID: This will be provided to you by 3PL Central.
Receive Tracking #: This field allows you to set whether or not you want orders with identical shipping addresses to be combined in one order and sent to the fulfillment provider.
User ID: This will be provided to you by 3PL Central.
There is no need to anything more to enable Inventory tracking, it is automatically enabled with the 3PL 2.0 profile. Coming in March 2019! The new Inventory Analytics Dashboard - Manage your inventory, logistics, and supply chain KPIs with this single dashboard.