Pick, Pack, and Ship – The Process


Generating Pick Lists, Packing Slips, and Shipping Labels

A good shipping platform will provide robust tools for designing lists and labels according to the needs of your business and its customers. For large shippers, a pick list with all orders and order items in sync with packing slips and shipping labels ensures an efficient assembly line or end-to-end process. Careful attention should be paid to what details can be included on each document and the sequence in which they will print out.

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The Shipping Picking and Packing Process

Picking is something that is mostly unknown to your customer, so it won’t affect your selling environment. The process you choose to employ will affect how efficient your order fulfillment process is and what your staff will use to cross check and ensure accuracy for each order as it is picked. This chart outlines the key shipping and physical environment capabilities and considerations.

Packing an order for shipment and verifying the contents with a packing slip can eliminate mistakes and reduce returns. You might also choose to make the packing slip visible to your customers by including it in the actual package. A packing slip offers an easy visual confirmation of what was ordered and delivered,  an opportunity to thank the customer for their purchase, provides a record of their purchase, and incentivizes future purchases by sharing social websites or even special offers and discounts.

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