Use Warehouse Bins to Pick Orders | How To

Assign Warehouse Bins to your Product SKUs in ShippingEasy to help streamline your process.

Save the Warehouse Bin location for products in your Product Catalog to assure that the most current Warehouse Bin displays each time you pull up an order or generate a new Packing Slips or Pick List. When you pick orders with your specific location information available to you, this smart and quick product-fulfillment solution in ShippingEasy's Inventory Management simplifies the pick-and-pack process.

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. 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.


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' }}

    Pack Slip lists SKU, quantity, 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 to add a column for pickers to note when the item has been pulled. You can customize the title of this column to your needs. We've used the title Picked here with the column variable custom_Picked. Here is how this customization looks:

  • {{ 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 helpful 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:

Use Warehouse Bin data to organize orders on Pick Lists in a number of ways:

  • Sort line items

  • Group line items

  • Within line item details

You can set up Pick Lists 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.

Sot By field. Red box highlights Warehouse Bin Option selected

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:


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 will display. Make sure that you select the Warehouse Bin column to display if you want this information visible within each row of your pick lists.


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


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