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What is the difference between an Account and an Order Source?
What is the difference between an Account and an Order Source?
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An Amplifier Account can have more than one Order Source (e.g. a crowdfunding campaign, Shopify, Amazon, etc.) 

Some, but not all, Amplifier features may be driven by Order Source, as follows:

Per the above, if an Amplifier account wishes to be able to separate activity, visibility, or access for any of the following purposes, this separation can only be achieved by setting up different Accounts and cannot be achieved by setting up different Order Sources:

  • Unique access and logins to my.amplifier -- That is, anyone with my.amplifier access to an Account will have access to all of my.amplifier for that Account. Under any given my.amplifier Account, visibility and access cannot be restricted by Order Source.

  • All reporting around Inventory, Shipments, etc.

  • Invoicing and Billing -- all charges will be presented by service (e.g. Storage, Fulfillment, Production) for the entire account and will not be separated by Order Source by Amplifier.

If a Client needs to settle various charges with others that it has aggregated at Amplifier, note that:

  • Using multiple accounts will keep everything separate -- my.amplifier access; reporting; invoicing and billing; storage and other charges.

  • If Client is attempting to manage multiple streams of stocked-goods activity for multiple third parties through a single Amplifier Account, it is highly recommended that Client use SKU naming logic and Order Source logic upstream from Amplifier to make it easier for Client to separate SKUs, reports, etc. after the fact. However, it will still likely prove challenging to separate cleanly all Amplifier charges by Order Source.

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