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Re: Proposal: quantities and shipment details for Order

From: Vicki Tardif Holland <vtardif@google.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:37:03 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOr1obG6K+S3keZPsUq9CHG0RY67UesfGmRfEyA10gsSfL8wrw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kévin Dunglas <dunglas@gmail.com>
Cc: PublicVocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Hi Kevin,

The schema.org/ParcelDelivery type has much of what you are looking for to
describe shipping details. However, there is no property from an Order to
an ParcelDelivery. (There is a property to get from a ParcelDelivery to an

Would a reverse property from Order to ParcelDelivery satisfy your needs?

- Vicki

Vicki Tardif Holland | Ontologist | vtardif@google.com

On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 5:41 AM, Kévin Dunglas <dunglas@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> The new http://schema.org/Order type is great but, in my opinion, can
> be extended to be more useful and to match more existing models.
> The main drawback with this type is its support for multiple line items.
> * Many merchants such as Amazon, CDiscount or LaRedoute handle status
> at the order line level: one item can be "Processing" while another of
> the same order (ordered in the same time) is "In Transit". In the
> current vocable, the status is stored at the Order level, not at the
> Order item level, so it's impossible to represent case explained
> above.
> * In the current vocable, there is no notion of quantity for an order
> item. However, in almost all e-commerce platforms, a customer can
> order several times the same "Offer". (For instance, you can buy 3
> t-shirts with SKU ABCDE).
> To fix this drawback, I propose to create a new type called OrderItem
> with the following properties:
> * quantity (Number): the number of acceptedOffer ordered
> * acceptedOffer (Offer): the accepted offer
> * orderItemStatus (OrderStatus): the order item status
> * orderItemNumber (Text): the order item number
> And to add a property orderItem to Order.
> Another thing that will be great to include in this vocable is shipment
> details.
> I propose to also add those properties to the new OrderItem type:
> * carrier (Carrier): the carrier
> * trackingNumber (Text): the tracking number
> * trackingUrl (URL): the tracking URL
> * shipmentDate (Date): the date of expedition
> And an extendable enumeration of carriers (Carrier) with values Like
> UPSCarrier, TNTCarrier...
> What do you think of that?
> --
> Kévin Dunglas
> http://dunglas.fr
Received on Monday, 27 January 2014 14:37:35 UTC

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