Sidebar Menu

A menu bar containing buttons that trigger either specific actions on selected products or some other function within the Products tab.


The process of reserving inventory units for your orders in the Awaiting Shipment status, so you are always certain you have enough Available stock.

This process is a core component of our native Inventory Management solution because it clarifies the difference between the stock you have on hand ('Stock'), the stock you need to ship your open orders ('Allocated'), and remaining stock you have available to sell ('Available').

Allocation Strategy

Your Allocation Strategy determines how eVanik OneWorld Suite reserves (i.e. allocates) inventory for your Awaiting Shipment orders.

By default, eVanik OneWorld Suite allocates inventory for your oldest orders first. But, if you've got reasons to prioritize some orders over others, then it's best to set up a custom allocation strategy with 'tasks' that match those priorities.


API stands for Application Program Interface. It's a set of protocols for applications (like eVanik OneWorld Suite) to communicate and share information with other applications or platforms.

API connections are also custom-built by developers, but they work in the opposite way that selling channel integrations work. Instead of eVanik OneWorld Suite initiating communication to the selling channel (i.e. requesting orders), the API instead has “keys” to eVanik OneWorld Suite and pushes those orders into a eVanik OneWorld Suite manual-store, without eVanik OneWorld Suite having to do anything except allow it.


ASIN stands for Amazon Standard Identification Number. It's a unique block of 10 letters and/or numbers that identify your Amazon items. Find the ASIN on the item's product information page at For books, the ASIN is the same as the ISBN number, but for all other products, a new ASIN is created when the item is uploaded to Amazon's catalog.

ASINs can be used to search for items in Amazon's catalog. If you know the ASIN or ISBN of the item you are looking for, simply type it into the search box (which can be found near the top of most pages), hit the Go button and, if the item is listed in Amazon's catalog, it will appear in your search results. For example, the ASIN for Lego's Smartivity Pump it Move it Hydraulik Crane STEM STEAM Educational DIY Building Construction Activity Toy Game Kit is is B01HVNB8IQ. Source


CSV stands for 'comma-separated values'. This type of spreadsheet file is often used by eVanik OneWorld Suite (and several of our integration partners) to import and export your eVanik OneWorld Suite data for orders, products, and reports.

Custom Store

A custom store is a store connected to eVanik OneWorld Suite that a developer custom-built according to eVanik OneWorld Suite's Custom Store Development Guide.

custom view

A custom view is a set of enabled filters and page layout selections in your Orders and Shipments tabs that you can save for future use.

Delivery Notification

An email sent to your customer once eVanik OneWorld Suite receives a notification from the carrier that the package was delivered. Most carriers and services (but not all) support sending this notification to eVanik OneWorld Suite.

Delivery Time

The delivery time displayed in the rate calculator or Shipping sidebar is supplied by the carrier when they return a rate to eVanik OneWorld Suite for the selected service. Some carriers display delivery time as a number of days, but some report a specific date. Check with your carrier if you have any questions about why a service has a certain delivery time.

Direct Integration

This is either a store or carrier integration built directly into eVanik OneWorld Suite. These integrations have a branded tile in either the Store Setup or Carriers & Fulfillments Settings screens.

Electronic data interchange (EDI)

A method to transmit information in a standardized digital format. UPS uses EDI to transmit customs documents electronically. "EDI" will be printed on UPS labels to indicate the data has been submitted electronically.

Certain platforms also use EDI to transmit sales orders, purchase orders, and other types of information. For selling channel platforms that use EDI, you must use one of eVanik OneWorld Suite's solutions providers to import their orders into eVanik OneWorld Suite.

Electronic Trade Documents (ETD)

A method to transmit customs documents electronically, used primarily by FedEx. "ETD" will be printed on FedEx labels to indicate your data has been submitted electronically. For FedEx International Ground, the letters ETD will appear in a black box under the shipping service icon.

Field Replacements

A way to dynamically insert store, order, and product information into a confirmation email or on a packing slip. Field replacements reference a specific piece of data that will be unique for each email or slip (like order numbers, customer names and addresses, store logos, and ordered items).

Filter bar

A menu bar containing all filter selections for a specific screen. Filters allow you to view only the items matching your filter criteria and can be applied to orders, shipments, products, and customers.

Fulfillment SKU

The SKU used by your fulfillment partner for a specific item. If the fulfillment SKU is different than your product SKU, enter the fulfillment SKU into the product's Fulfillment SKU field in the Product Detail's Shipping tab. eVanik OneWorld Suite will then send the fulfillment SKU when you send the order to be fulfilled.

Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Usually pronounced "GOO-ee." A graphic form of the user interface (rather than purely textual) to navigate around and interact with a computer, computer application, or other electronic devices. These graphical icons, visual indicators, and metaphors for real-life objects typically let you interact by using a mouse rather than with keyboard commands.

Recently, the graphical part is frequently implied, and most now refer to this as just the "UI".

Harmonization Tariff System code (HTS)

An internationally recognized commodity description and coding system used to classify internationally traded products.

You can add harmonization codes to your customs declarations either manually in the order details, or by adding them to their product details. While not always required, it is recommended for international shipments.


Also known as quick keys or keyboard shortcuts, hotkeys are key combinations that allow you to accomplish specific tasks quickly without using your mouse to click a UI (user interface) element.

Integrated labels

Labels that print with the label and packing slip on the same sheet.

Mail stream

The mail-processing function, or total live mail from point of acceptance to point of delivery.

Manual store

An offline store you can create in eVanik OneWorld Suite to hold manual orders (orders you create directly in eVanik OneWorld Suite or by CSV import, rather than importing them from a connected store). You can create as many manual stores as you need.


The method used in eVanik OneWorld Suite to assign data from a source to it's corresponding field in eVanik OneWorld Suite. As in "field mapping" for order imports and "service mapping" for import rules.


A marketplace is a platform that allows third-party vendors to sell their goods or services. Typically, they list products of many categories and from multiple sellers. Some examples of marketplaces that eVanik OneWorld Suite partners with include Amazon, Flipkart, PayTM, and Snapdeal.

Marketplaces differ from eCommerce stores that they take a percentage of the sale for the service. See the 'selling channel' below.


A dialog box or pop-up window that displays on top of the current page. The main page is visible beneath the displayed modal but is not active. You must interact with the modal (enter information, make a selection, save changes, etc.) before returning to the main page.


In eVanik OneWorld Suite, this is a single shipment that contains multiple packages. A label prints for each package and each label has a unique tracking number that links to a master tracking number. Only the master tracking number appears in eVanik OneWorld Suite.

Natural Language Processing (NLP)

A form of artificial intelligence that analyzes the human language to help machines understand and communicate with human speech.

In eVanik OneWorld Suite, this new feature allows you to enter a customer's shipping information in a text format for eVanik OneWorld Suite to extract the appropriate shipping information and put it in desired fields.


A geographical deciding factor uses to determine which seller is selected to ship to a customer.

Order Age

The order age is determined by the length of time that has passed between the order paid date and the date the label was created.

Order Grid

The grid or layout of rows and columns that contain orders and relevant information respective to each order found on the Orders page.

Order Record

The data item that contains all of the information for an order found in the order grid.

Order Source

This is where your orders in eVanik OneWorld Suite come from. Orders can originate from one of four sources:

  • A connected store (either direct integration or custom stores)

  • A CSV or tab-delimited file

  • Manual orders (orders created directly in eVanik OneWorld Suite)

  • The eVanik OneWorld Suite API

Order tag

A color-coded tag with a custom label you can add to orders to help you or your staff identify something about that order. Tags can also be used as automation criteria to trigger certain actions.

Order-level information

Information specific to the order (as opposed to product-level information), like shipping address, order total, tax paid, etc.

Package Level Detail (PLD)

The shipping and package data about the shipments processed since your last End of Day process. This is the data that UPS WorldShip sends to UPS.

Parent products

A non-sellable product that acts as the primary product for reporting purposes, and contains the variant products that belong to it.

Parent products should have a unique SKU.

Parent Products are non-buyable, "umbrella" products that exist to group variants for reporting and to push product-level settings to their variants. Since it's not possible to buy a parent product, they can't be associated with inventory units.

Parent products will appear in your Products list, with their Variant products nested below. Parent products will not appear in the Inventory section.

pick list

A useful document that tells you the number of items that will be needed to fulfill one or more orders.

eVanik OneWorld Suite lets you create pick lists from several locations throughout the app. Typically, you have the option to create a picklist wherever you have the option to print.

Point of sale (POS)

Software that enables the online store to accept transactions.

eVanik OneWorld Suite does not interact with your POS.

Printer workstation

The printer workstation is the computer your printers are physically attached to via USB. eVanik OneWorld Suite printer utility must be installed and running on the printer workstation (but not on non-printer workstations) in order to print documents via eVanik OneWorld Suite Utility.

Product Alias

An alias tells eVanik OneWorld Suite that different SKUs are actually the same product. This feature helps with reporting and other product settings purposes. Aliases can be assigned to either Standalone or Variant products (but not Parent products).

Product record

The data item that contains all of the information for a product found in the Product grid. By default, a product record is created in eVanik OneWorld Suite when an order imports with an item that doesn’t already have a product record and that selling channel’s settings are configured accordingly.

Product views

The left-hand sidebar section in the Products tab. Allows you to view product records, preset groups, reporting categories, and inventory in separate grids.

Product-level information

Information specific to the product (as opposed to order-level information). This includes SKU, Item Name, Warehouse Location, quantity, unit price.

Products grid

The rows and columns that display product data. It’s a visual representation of the records in our database. The Products Grid is customizable in the same way as the Orders and Shipments Grids.

Rate calculator

The Rate Calculator allows you to enter shipment details (like postal codes, service, and weight) to view and compare the rates available with your connect postal accounts.


A way to update or renew a store connection in eVanik OneWorld Suite without connecting a new store. This is useful if your store authentication or keys have changed. It is also sometimes used as a troubleshooting step when you have store connection or order import issues.

Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA)

An authorization number or character sequence (typically) that must be displayed on or included with a returned product's packaging. This serves as part of the process of returning a product to receive a refund, replacement, or repair.

Also called a return authorization (RA), or a return goods authorization (RGA).

Selling channel

A selling channel is a platform through which you sell your products.

In eVanik OneWorld Suite, this term refers to either a shopping cart (like Shopify) or marketplace (like Amazon) that you connect to eVanik OneWorld Suite, either through direct integration, custom store or via eVanik OneWorld Suite's API. Often, the term "store" and "selling channel" are used interchangeably in our help articles.

Service mapping

The process of telling eVanik OneWorld Suite to automatically assign a specific shipping service to an order when it imports with a specific requested service from the selling channel. This automates the service and package selection process and allows you to ship your orders with fewer steps.

Ship From Location

The address from where your packages ship. This information is required by postage providers before they will return a rate or create a label. The ship from an address in your settings can also have a unique return address, which is the address that will print on the label.

You can enter as many ships from locations as you need in eVanik OneWorld Suite.

Shipment notification

An email sent to your customer once you create the label for their shipment in eVanik OneWorld Suite. This option is disabled by default. You can also configure the notification to be sent at a later time, such as an hour after the label is created or when the shipment hits the mail stream.

Shipment record

The data item that contains all of the information for a shipment. Shipment records are displayed in the Shipment grid and in the corresponding order's details.

Shipment records are created when you create a label.

Shipment Record Widget

The widget in eVanik OneWorld Suite that contains the shipment's label details, the Shipment # and status, label tracking number, and a shipment action menu.

The widget appears in the Orders grid shipping sidebar, as well as the Order and Shipment Details screens, once a shipment record is created for an order.


SKU stands for Stock Keeping Unit. A merchant’s unique alphanumeric identification code for each product that can be purchased. SKUs differ from universal product codes (UPCs) in that they are not universal. This means that every retailer has their own unique set of SKUs to track their merchandise.

Product records in eVanik OneWorld Suite are identified using the SKU by default (though if you don’t use SKUs, this can be modified so Product records are identified by the product name instead).

Standalone product

The default product type in eVanik OneWorld Suite. A standalone product type has no relationship to other products.

surviving customer

The active customer record that remains after several similar or redundant customer records has been combined or merged into one.

Third-Party Logistics (3PL, TPL)

A firm that provides outsourced supply chain management and logistics services to its customers. Services generally include managing inventory, picking, packing, shipping, and returns management among other functions. The terms 3PL and fulfillment often get used interchangeably.


Throttling is the process of limiting the number of requests you (or your authorized developer) can submit to a given operation in a given amount of time.


Stands for Universal Product Code. UPC is a “barcode symbology” uniquely assigned to “trade items” to help track items at the point of sale in an automated way.

eVanik OneWorld Suite’s Product Details support adding a UPC, and you can use a barcode scan in the advanced search to find orders with these products. 

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Goods and services tax (GST) - is a consumption tax based on the value of goods and implemented as a destination-based tax. 

Variant products

A sellable product that belongs to the Parent product. This product type inherits any product defaults set in the Parent product details.

Variant products are products under a Parent "umbrella" and can be configured with inventory, just like Standalone products. Inventory will be deducted from the individual variant products when you ship them.

Variant products will be nested under their Parent product in the Products grid. They will also display individually in the Inventory section of your Products tab.

Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Software that supports day-to-day operations in a warehouse. Controls movement of goods and processes including receiving, tracking, picking, packing, and shipping.

What You See is What You Get (WYSIWYG)

Pronounced "wiz-ee-wig." An application, editor, or program that allows a person to see on the display screen the exact end result (or something very similar to it) of what will appear when an interface or document is being created.


An application or a component of a graphical user interface (GUI) that enables a user to read, edit, or otherwise interact with a computer, perform a function, or access a service.

Each widget facilitates a specific type of user-computer interaction and appears as a visible part of the application's GUI.

Widgets that support user interaction include drop-down menus, icons, labels, buttons, and on-off checkboxes. Others like windows, panels, and tabs act as containers that group the widgets added to them.