Error claims ship to party is not defined

An SAP user did everything right, but an error message is saying otherwise. Krishna Kumar weighs in with some possible reasons for the problem.

I am new to the SAP SD module. I have created a sales area for my organization and tried to create an order through this organization. When I am creating my order, I am getting an error that "Ship to party is not defined for this Sales org". What could be the reason?
You need to create a customer master for the customer for whom you are trying to create a sales order. In the partner functions of the Customer master, please make sure that you have the customer marked as a ship-to party, bill-to etc.

This will ensure that the customer serves all the partner functions. You should be able to create a customer order against this customer.

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