My client needs to be able to issue a refund to their customers before the product is received back in. We were trying to use an RC order type and on the general screen you can select a box to “allow refund before return”. Has anyone been able to get this to work. The prepare invoice selection is still grayed out and we can only get the credit memo issued once we complete the return. They need to track when the product is returned and it is serialized product but they want to issue the credit before the product is returned. If anyone has successfully setup this workflow can you let me know how you did it?
Best answer by kandybeatty49View original
What steps are you taking? Are you creating the RC first? Then are you creating the receipt or shipment? Or are you creating the credit memo first?
Creating the RC first. Although the shipment button appears if you click on it you receive an error message that no items are planned for shipment. I believe this is because they are not sending them a replacement. This is a return for credit. I don’t want to click on the receipt because it hasn’t been received yet. The box on the order type is selected to ‘Allow Refund Before Return’, but it is not allowing be to create the invoice (Credit memo) as that option is grayed out. They provide the credit to some of their customers prior to receiving the product back in so they need to be able to create the credit memo and still track if the product has or has not yet been received.
Here is how I found to make this work:
The problem with this is that when the credit memo is created and you add the sales order lines from the RC type it completes the RC order so they can’t track that the product has or has not yet been receive as the order is completed when the credit memo is released.