What is Packing?
Packing refers to the process of preparing and packaging individual items or products for shipment once they have been picked from the inventory. It is a crucial step in the order fulfillment process that follows picking and consolidation. The primary purpose of packing is to ensure that products are securely and appropriately packaged for safe transport to the customer.
Steps involved in Packing
The packing process includes several key activities:
- Verification: Before packing, items are typically verified against the order to ensure that the correct products and quantities are being prepared for shipment. The Omniful system takes care of this and eliminates the need for manual check.
- Quality Control: A quality check may be performed to ensure that the packed items meet the required standards and are ready for shipment.
- Labeling: Each package is labeled with the necessary information, including the shipping address, tracking number, and any other relevant details. This ensures accurate and efficient handling during the shipping process.
- Documentation: Packing may involve the inclusion of packing slips, invoices, or other necessary documentation that needs to accompany the shipment.
- Weighing and Measuring: The package may be weighed and measured to determine shipping costs and to comply with carrier requirements.
- Shipping Label Generation: Shipping labels, including carrier information and tracking details, are generated and affixed to the package.
Why do we need Packing?
- Order completion: Packing ensures that the selected items for an order are correctly assembled and packaged together, ready for shipping.
- Quality Control: Making sure that the items that are being packed are not expired/damaged/defective.
- Product Protection: Proper packing safeguards the items from damage during transit, reducing the risk of breakage or other forms of harm.
- Inventory Accuracy: The packing process may involve updating inventory records to reflect the status of the packed items, aiding in accurate inventory management.
Ease of Packing in Omniful
The process of packing is fairly simple through Omniful and it takes care of all the essential business needs. To further ease the process, packing can be done via both; handheld device as well as via PC.
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