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How to: Use warehouse bins to pick orders

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Smart and quick product fulfillment in ShippingEasy's Inventory Management solution means the ability to assign warehouse bins to your Product SKUs, making this specific location information available to you when you pick orders, helping to streamline your process.

ShippingEasy recommends saving the Warehouse Bin location for products to your Product Catalog. Saving to the Product Catalog means flexibility and assurance that the most current Warehouse Bin is displayed. Our system will read the Warehouse Bin from the Product Catalog each time you pull up an order or generate a new Packing Slips or Pick List. If you move your products around, be sure to update  the Warehouse Bin in the Product Catalog so that your picking team sees the most up-to-date product location. Learn how to update the Warehouse Bin in your Product Catalog.

There are several ways that ShippingEasy makes it simple to use warehouse bins to pick your orders.

Picking One-by-One, at your Computer

Use the ORDERS page to review, pick, and ship orders one-by-one. Just click an order number to open up the Order Details view. Learn more about navigating the Order Details view.

Here you'll find the current warehouse bin for each SKU in the order.

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Picking One-by-One, from a Packing Slip

Customizable packing slips put the information your team needs right in their hands. Once you've customized your packing slip, ShippingEasy makes it easy to print them to support your workflow. Learn how to print packing slips.

To customize your packing slips:

To feature the warehouse bin on your packing slips, start by creating a packing slip template. Learn how to add a new packing slip template.

Packing slips templates use a {{ shipment.line_items}} variable to display a list of shipment line items. This variable can be customized to include a range of data columns. See a full list of available columns.

The default variable shows the SKU, Quantity, Product Name, Item Price, and Total Price. Within the packing slip template, the code looks like this:

{{ shipment.line_items | sort: 'name' | columns: 'sku|qty|item name|price|total' }}

To display the warehouse bin in this table:

The value "location" must be added to the list of columns. For example:

{{ shipment.line_items | sort: 'name' | columns: 'location|sku|qty|item name|price|total' }}

To add more customization to the table:

There are many more ways to customize packing slips. Check out our design guide. You're also welcome to reach out to our Customer Success team and we'll be glad to work through your ideas.

One idea you may consider is adding a column for pickers to note when the item has been pulled. The title of this column can be customized to your needs, we've used the title "Picked" here with the column variable "custom_Picked". This customization looks like this:

{{ shipment.line_items | sort: 'name' | columns: 'custom_Picked|location|sku|qty|item name|price|total' }}

Picking in Bulk, from a Pick List

Pick Lists are frequently used when you want to pick items for a larger group of orders. Once you've setup your pick lists, ShippingEasy makes it easy to print them to support your workflow. Learn how to print pick lists.

To setup your pick lists:

Warehouse bin data can be used to organize orders on pick lists in a number of ways:

  • Sorting line items
  • Grouping line items
  • Within line item details

Pick lists can be setup on the PICK LISTS settings page. See our general pick list setup guide.

To sort pick lists by warehouse bin location:

The Sort By field will determine which value is used to sort the orders on your pick lists. Set this to Warehouse Bin if you want your orders sorted by location.

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When sorting orders by warehouse bin, the first SKU in the order will determine the sort order.

A pick list sorted by warehouse bin, and grouped by orders, will look like this:

To group orders by warehouse bin location:

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A pick list grouped by warehouse bin will look like this:

To display warehouse bin location along side order details:

The column selections settings enable you to choose which columns to show and the order that they are displayed. Make sure that the "Warehouse Bin" column is selected if you want this information visible within each row of your pick lists.

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The examples above all show pick lists with the warehouse bin in the left-most column.

 


Related articles:

 

How to: View Order Details on the ORDERS page
How to: Print Packing Slips
How to: Print Pick Lists
Will ShippingEasy work for a company that has multiple locations?


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