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Quick: How do you reassign a mobile unlock service when another Dhru Fusion supplier’s offering looks way better and is cheaper? Your current supplier won’t budge on the price. Therefore, how can you take advantage of this NOW?

Your business has been unlocking cell phones and other mobile devices with your Dhru Fusion wholesale supplier for some time now.

However, after scouring the Suppliers list you’ve found a few unlock services which are cheaper in price than what you’re currently paying.

Of course, you could always negotiate the final price with your Dhru Fusion supplier. Unfortunately, there are times when they may not be able to match or beat the other price offering.

Overview: Reassigning a Mobile Unlock Service 

What do you have to do to reassign a mobile unlock service to another provider? Well, if you’re already using WordPress combined with the StockUnlocks plugin to unlock mobile phones with your website, we’re going to show you how to:

  • Locate the unique API id of the cheaper unlock service
  • Update the API id of an existing unlock service on your website 
  • Properly link and Verify the updated unlock service

Before we proceed, here’s what needs to be in place in order to successfully carry out the above steps to reassign a mobile unlock service to another:

You need to have an existing Provider entry for the Dhru Fusion supplier that was identified as having the unlock service you are interested in.

If needed, here’s a video on how to add a new Provider entry to your unlock website:

How to Reassign a Mobile Unlock Service 

Just for the sake of this tutorial, let’s call your existing unlock service “unlock service A” and the new, cheaper service that you would like to link to “remote unlock service B”.

Before we go too far, perhaps you’re asking: “Why can’t I just import the new “remote unlock service B” into my website? Treat it as a new WooCommerce product. Done.”

That’s true, nothing prevents you from having many similarly named cell phone unlocking services on your website. However, that may be confusing to your visitors if you have multiple unlock services with the same name but with different prices.

You could also:

  • Import “remote unlock service B”
  • Copy/paste all of the information from “unlock service A” into “remote unlock service B”
  • Set “unlock service A” to unpublished
  • Publish “remote unlock service B”

If you do that, broken links may be introduced where you previously referenced “unlock service A”. Unfortunately, changes to your content indexing with search engines (Google, Bing, etc.) may occur. Additionally, moving content from one post to another is tedious and not fun.

If you’ve found a cheaper unlock service with another Dhru Fusion supplier, most likely you will be doing more business with them. With that in mind, it might be a good idea to have a Provider entry for them anyway before attempting to reassign a mobile unlock service.

You Need the Unlock Service API ID

Once you’ve set up all of the details for your new supplier in the Provider entry, you need to find the API id for the “remote unlock service B” you’re interested in. Afterwards, you can reassign a mobile unlock service to another Dhru Fusion supplier.

This process doesn’t import any services. These steps are necessary in order to reveal the unique API id of the “remote unlock service B”.

Find the Unique Unlock Service API id

 reassign a mobile unlock service import dialogStep 1: Access your WordPress Dashboard and Click on StockUnlocks > Import Services

stockunlocks provider drop-down selectStep 2: Select the Provider entry in the drop-down list (the source for “remote unlock service B”)

Step 3: Click “Retrieve” to list all of the unlock services associated with this Dhru Fusion Provider

 api id list displayed to reassign a mobile unlock serviceStep 4: Locate “remote unlock service B” and write down the value appearing in the “serviceid” column

Update the Existing WooCommerce Product Entry

Now that you have the unique API id for “remote unlock service B”, you need to now link “unlock service A” to it.

wordpress dashboard woocommerce all products menuStep 1: Access your WordPress Dashboard and Click on Products > All Products

Step 2: Locate “unlock service A”, the product that needs to be updated

woocommerce all products-display edit to reassignStep 3: Click on “Edit” to make changes to “unlock service A”

woocommerce product custom stockunlocks tabStep 4: Scroll down to the “Product data” section and click the “StockUnlocks” tab

Step 5: Change the API provider drop-down list to the Provider that owns “remote unlock service B”

This is the Provider that was chosen in Step 2 above in “Find the Unique API id …”

 reassign a mobile unlock service changing api idStep 6: Replace the API id field value with what you wrote down in Step 4 above in “Find the Unique API id …”

service credit field on woocommerce productStep 7: Scroll down until you see the “Service credit” field. Write this value down

This is what you were paying your previous supplier for this service. So, we will use this section to verify that this unlock service has been linked to your new Dhru Fusion supplier.

woocommerce product displaying regular and sale priceStep 8: Click on the “General” tab and update the “Regular price ($)” and “Sale price ($)” entries as necessary

Step 9: Click “Update” to save your changes

Verify that the Unlock Services are Linked

There are two methods to verify the linking of “unlock service A” and “remote unlock service B”.

However, the following methods depend upon whether you have the StockUnlocks Pro Plugin or the StockUnlocks Basic Plugin installed:

Method one (StockUnlocks Basic or Pro)

Step 1: Access your WordPress Dashboard and Click on StockUnlocks > Import Services

Step 2: Select the Provider entry in thedrop-down list (the source for “remote unlock service B”)

Step 3: Click “Retrieve” to list all of the unlock services associated with this Dhru Fusion Provider

Step 4: Locate “remote unlock service B” again

Step 5: Check the box next to “remote unlock service B”

stockunlocks import services success updated dialogStep 6: Click “Import”

Because the unlock service Product already exists in your website, you should see the message:

SUCCESS - Service(s): 0 imported, 1 updated.

Verify the Linking of the Unlock Services

Step 1: Access your WordPress Dashboard and Click on Products > All Products

Step 2: Locate the product that was updated (“unlock service A”)

Step 3: Click on “Edit” to view “unlock service A”

Step 4: Scroll down to the “Product data” section and click the “StockUnlocks” tab

Step 5: Scroll down until you see the “Service credit” field.

This value should be different than what you wrote down in Step 7 of “Update the Existing WooCommerce Product Entry” above.

The new value verifies the linking of “unlock service A” and “remote unlock service B” from your new Dhru Fusion supplier.

Method two (StockUnlocks Pro Only)

Step 1: Access your WordPress Dashboard and Click on StockUnlocks > Plugin Options

Step 2: Check the setting under “Product Sync Schedule”

Wait the chosen time. Afterwards, check the service for changes.

Step 1: Access your WordPress Dashboard and Click on Products > All Products

Step 2: Find the updated product (“unlock service A”)

Step 3: Click on “Edit” to view the product

Step 4: Scroll down to the “Product data” section and click the “StockUnlocks” tab

Step 5: Scroll down until you see the “Service credit” field.

Take note, this value should be different than what you wrote down in Step 7 of “Update the Existing WooCommerce Product Entry” above.

This price difference that you observe indicates a link between the two services.

There’s Gotta be Another Way!

Of course, there’s a much better way to reassign a mobile unlock service. We’ll talk about that in a minute.

For now, when you need to change one unlock service over to another:

  1. Use the Suppliers list to compare unlock service prices and choose a Dhru Fusion supplier
  2. Create a Provider entry linked to the chosen Dhru Fusion supplier
  3. Display the new unlock service from the new supplier to obtain the unique API id
  4. Identify your existing unlock service that you would like to change to the new Dhru Fusion supplier
  5. Update the API id of the existing unlock service with the new one

The Best Way to Reassign a Mobile Unlock Service 

We foresee having a split screen with the current unlock service on one side and a list of target unlock services to choose from on the other. As a result, highlighting the target unlock service and clicking a button would make all the necessary changes.

So, the goal would be to make it easier for you to reassign a mobile unlock service between Dhru Fusion providers.

What do you think about that? Or, do you have a better idea?

We want to improve the StockUnlocks plugin for WordPress to make running your cell phone unlock business more enjoyable. With that in mind, we always welcome your comments and suggestions along the way.

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