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Labeling products

Shipwire provides specific guidelines on how your goods should be labeled when sent to a Shipwire warehouse. Following these guidelines will help ensure that you get the most value out of the Shipwire service, and will prevent unnecessary errors, delays, and/or damaged products.

If your supplier is shipping the products directly to a Shipwire warehouse for you, ensure that they follow these guidelines.

After you create a receiving order, a shipping label will be available in your order confirmation screen.

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Pallet labels

If you are sending a new receiving order as one or multiple pallets of goods, ensure that each pallet has a label attached to it. Labels must comply with the following formatting guidelines:

    Labeling pallets - Order fulfillment guide

  1. ASN: Include the Advaned Shipping Notice (ASN) number provided by Shipwire after you create your receiving order. Include the number of pallets total in this shipment (i.e. Pallet 1 of 4).
  2. From: Your company name and address.
  3. To: The address of the intended Shipwire warehouse. Your company name must be listed as recipient.

Other guidelines
Required on all pallets received by the warehouse:

  • Label must be white
  • Minimum font size must be 12pt
  • Minimum label size must be 4” x 6” (10cm x 15cm)

 

Case labels

All cases received by Shipwire warehouses that require handling must comply with the following labeling guidelines:

    Labeling cases - Order fulfillment guide

  1. From: Your company name and address.
  2. To: The address of the intended Shipwire warehouse. Your company name must be listed as recipient.
  3. ASN: Include the Advanced Shipping Notice (ASN) number provided by Shipwire after you create your receiving order.
  4. Case contents: Include the case SKU, as well as any unit SKUs it contains (i.e. qty x SKU name).

Other guidelines
Required on all cases received by the warehouse:

  • Label must be white
  • Minimum font size must be 12pt
  • Minimum label size must be 4” x 6” (10cm x 15cm)

 

Mixed case labels

If you are sending a case containing mixed units or inner cases but do not want it to be inventoried as a master case, do not give it a SKU. Instead, the label should include the From: and To: fields as above, and a list of the SKUs (and their quantities) that the case contains:

Note: Mixed receiving is considered to be a Non Standard receiving, and may incur sorting fees. For more information on mixed receiving click here.
Labeling mixed cases - Order fulfillment guide

Other guidelines
Required on all cases received by the warehouse:

  • Label must be white
  • Minimum font size must be 12pt
  • Minimum label size must be 4” x 6” (10cm x 15cm)

 

Unit labels

    Labeling units - Order fulfillment guide

  • Label: The product label should be visible on the outside of the packaging. Do not include labels on the inside of the product (i.e. inside a polybag). If your item is too small for a label, you must ensure the case label containing this unit discloses its contents. You must also affix the unit label on the outside of the case (i.e. the case should have both the case label and the unit label).

Other guidelines
Required on all products received by the warehouse:

  • Label must be white
  • Minimum font size must be 12pt
  • Minimum label size must be 1” x 1/4” (2.5cm x 0.6cm)
  • Minimum 1/16” (0.2cm) white space around border
  • Barcode is required

 

Try to avoid this

One of the most common mistakes we see is master cases and pallets both labeled with ASNs and shipping labels. It is only necessary to affix a shipping label with an ASN on the outer most case level (Pallet > Master Case/Inner Pack > Individual SKU).


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