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Configuring your products - Order fulfillment guide

Download the Configuring Your Products guide

Our printable Configuring Your Products PDF guide will show you how to set up your product catalog, including Base Products, Marketing Inserts, Virtual Kits, Inner Packs, Master Cases, Pallets, and Kits.

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Pre-packaged and ready-to-ship = Yes

(formerly Lick ‘n Stick®)

Selecting Pre-Packaged Ready-to-Ship

How to define your Pre-Packaged and Ready-to-Ship Inventory

You can define whether or not your base product is Pre-Packaged and Ready-to-Ship during the “Configure” step when adding or editing your Base Product.

One tracking number per item

(typically undesirable to combine in a box with other products)

Send us pre-sealed boxes, and as orders enter our system, we simply print, peel off, and attach (aka “lick and stick”) a shipping label to the boxes, then ship them on your behalf. These products need to checked as “Pre-packaged and ready-to-ship” when creating your Base Product.

Details

  • Each item must be received in an individual box or shippable mailer.
  • Box or shippable mailer must be large enough to accommodate a shipping label.
    • Domestic orders (i.e. those shipping from a warehouse to an address in the same country), need to have a box surface of at least 6″ x 6″ (15.24cm x 15.24cm). We can wrap the shipping label around, as long as your box has a sum of dimensions that can fit the label.
      For example, we can handle the following boxes:
      • 6″ x 4″ x 2″ (15.24cm x 10.16cm x 5.08cm)
      • 6″ x 5″ x 1″ (15.24cm x 12.7cm x 2.54cm)
      • NOTE: Australian domestic shipping minimum dimensions for Pre-Packaged and ready-to-ship orders are 8.3″ x 4.4″ (21.08cm x 11.18cm)
    • International orders (i.e. those shipping from a warehouse to an address in a different country) need a box surface of at least 8.5″ x 5.5″ (21.59 x 13.97cm), or roughly a standard letter sized piece of paper (8.5″ x 11″)(21.59cm x 27.94) folded in half. If your box is smaller, we will automatically pack it in a larger box for international orders and rate accordingly.
  • Each item will be shipped individually, in the sealed mailer or box in which it was received (with the exception already noted above for international orders that are too small to handle the shipping label).
  • Each item has a maximum size limitation of 4′ x 4′ x 4′ (1.22m x 1.22m x 1.22m)(1 pallet).
  • Single item “Pre-packaged and ready-to-ship” orders do not include a packing list. Multiple “Pre-packaged and ready-to-ship” orders will have one packing list only on the lead package. If your recipient requires specific packing list specifications, a Work Order is required.

Advantages

  • Ideal for single-item orders.
  • Lower postage for single-item orders because rate is based on the dimensions of the base product, not the outer box.
  • Your product branding visible on outer packaging.

 

Pre-packaged and ready-to-ship = No

(Formerly Pick ‘n Pack®)
One tracking number per carton
Send us boxes of loose items, and as orders enter our system, we “pick and pack” all the items into our own boxes, and ship them on your behalf. Standard packaging is included at no cost. Our pick and pack service for loose products is a cost-effective way to save on orders with multiple items. Learn more about additional picks on our order fulfillment pricing page.

Details

  • Entire order must fit in standard packaging.
  • If an order is too big for one standard box, then the order will be split across multiple stock boxes. All shipping fees are calculated per box.
  • Standard packaging is included at no additional charge, but may vary based on availability and location. Please work with Shipwire Care or your Account Manager to ensure Shipwire has the best packaging possible for your products.

Advantages

  • Ideal for multiple item orders.
  • Take advantage of order handling discounts up to 20 items.
  • Lower shipping prices for multiple-item orders.
  • Additional packaging protection for your product.

Free Standard Packaging
Supplying the packaging material for your valuable products is just part of the service we offer, and provided at no charge to you. For those of you who have experience with in-house fulfillment, you can appreciate how the management of these materials and their costs can quickly add up. Let us take care of that for you.

Our free standard packaging includes all of the materials necessary to ensure we can accommodate most standard-sized products*. However, in the event that your product does not fit in our standard packaging or where it can be more cost-effectively sent using other package types, we will pull from a wide assortment of custom boxes to find the best possible fit. Your order quote will automatically include any packaging charges, and you will also see packaging charge breakdowns on a per-order basis. Please contact your Shipwire Care Representative if you have any additional questions.

* NOTE:
Standard packaging can vary between different warehouses. In order to give you the most benefit from our pick and pack service, our standard packaging includes boxes and envelopes that are the most used in each warehouse. This ensures that the most commonly shipped packages can benefit from free packaging. If standard options do not work, there is a wide array of packaging types and sizes, including custom boxes and envelopes.
 

Base Product

A base product is the smallest level you intend to sell your item. Normally this is at the individual level of a particular product. Your base product can be Pre-packaged and ready-to-ship or loose items to be packed in our standard packaging.

 

Bulk Packaging

Bulk Packaging describes container products in which other products are packaged (i.e. a case of 12 pencils). Bulk packaging can be used to simplify your shipping and help you save on order handling and shipping spend. Shipwire provides guidelines and best practices that you can follow to ensure easy shipping. Learn more about Bulk packaging.
 

Kits

A Kit is two or more unique SKUs bundled together and is considered its own individual product that should have its own unique SKU name. The kit has the SKUs physically packed together and cannot be broken down whereas the virtual kit is picked and packed together at the warehouse at the time of shipment. Learn more about Kits and Virtual kits.
 

Marketing Inserts

Marketing Inserts can be included in your shipments to help promote your product or brand. When you include a marketing insert in your shipment, your customers will receive both the product they ordered and the promotional collateral you chose to include. Inserts can be a variety of product types, including sale pamphlets, brochures, CDs or DVDs, and more.

Learn more about Marketing inserts.
 

Lick ‘n Stick® is a registered Trademark of Shipwire, Inc


Shipwire supports several product types that fit your fulfillment needs. Learn about these product types below.
 

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Configuring your products - Order fulfillment guide

Download the Configuring Your Products guide

Our printable Configuring Your Products PDF guide will show you how to set up your product catalog, including Pick ‘n Pack, Lick ‘n Stick, Cases, and Inserts.

Learn more

Pick ‘n Pack®

One tracking number per carton
Pick ‘n Pack lets you send us boxes of loose items, and as orders enter our system, we “pick and pack” all the items into our own boxes, and ship them on your behalf. Basic packaging is included at no cost. Pick ‘n Pack products are especially cost-effective in most of our warehouses, where additional picks are deeply discounted. Learn more about additional picks on our Pick ‘n Pack fulfillment pricing page.

Details

  • Entire order must fit in stock packaging.
  • If an order is too big for one stock box, then the order will be split across multiple stock boxes. Each additional box will have an additional shipping fee.
  • Inside packaging is included at no additional charge, but may vary based on availability.
  • Advantages

    • Ideal for multiple item orders
    • Take advantage of order handling discounts up to 20 items
    • Lower shipping prices for multiple-item orders
    • Additional packaging protection for your product

Free packaging
Our free packaging includes all of the materials necessary to ensure we can accommodate most standard-sized products*. However, in the event that your product does not fit in our free packaging or where it can be more cost-effectively sent using other package types, Shipwire will pull from a wide assortment of custom boxes to find the best possible fit. Your order quote will automatically include any packaging charges, and you will also see packaging charge breakdowns on a per-order basis. Please contact your Shipwire Care Representative if you have any additional questions.

* NOTE:
“Standard” packaging can vary between different warehouses. In order to give you the most benefit from our Pick ‘n Pack service, our standard packaging includes boxes and envelopes that are the most used in each warehouse. This ensures that the most commonly-shipped packages can benefit from free packaging. If standard options do not work, there is a wide array of packaging types and sizes, including custom boxes and envelopes.
 

Lick ‘n Stick®

One tracking number per item
Shipwire Lick ‘n Stick® service lets you send us pre-sealed boxes, and as orders enter our system, we simply print, peel-off and attach (aka “lick and stick”) a shipping label to the boxes, and ship them on your behalf.

Details

  • Each item must be received in an individual box or shippable mailer.
  • Box or shippable mailer must be large enough to accommodate a shipping label.
    • Domestic orders (i.e. those shipping from a warehouse to an address in same country), need to have a box surface of at least 6″ x 6″. We can wrap the shipping label around, as long as your box has a sum of dimensions that can fit the label. For example, we can handle the following boxes:
      • 6″ x 4″ x 2″
      • 6″ x 5″ x 1″
      • NOTE: Australian domestic shipping minimum requirements for Lick ‘n Stick® orders is 8.3″ x 4.4″ (21.08cm x 11.18cm)
    • International orders (i.e. those shipping from a warehouse to an address in a different country) need a box surface of at least 8.5″ x 5.5″, or roughly a piece of printer paper folded in half. If your box is smaller, we will automatically pack it in a larger box for international orders, and rate it accordingly.
  • Each item will be shipped individually, in the sealed mailer or box in which it was received (with the exception already noted above for International orders that are too small to handle the shipping label).
  • Each item has a maximum size limitation of 4′ x 4′ x 4′ (1 pallet).
  • Single-item Lick ‘n Stick® orders do not include a packing list. Multiple Lick ‘n Stick® orders will have one packing list only on the lead package. If your recipient requires specific packing list specifications, a Project is required.
  • Advantages

    • Ideal for single-item orders
    • Lower postage for single-item orders because rate is based on the dimensions of the product, not the outer box
    • Your product branding visible on outer packaging

    Lick ‘n Stick® is a registered Trademark of Shipwire, Inc.
     

    Marketing inserts

    Marketing inserts can be included in your shipments to help promote your product or brand. When you include a marketing insert in your shipment, your customers will receive both the product they ordered and the promotional collateral you chose to include. Inserts can be a variety of product types, including sale pamphlets, brochures, CDs or DVDs, and more.

    Learn more about Marketing inserts.
     

    Cases

    Cases are used to describe container products in which other products are packaged (e.g. a case of 12 pencils). Cases can be used to simplify your bulk shipping and help you save on order handling and shipping spend. Shipwire provides guidelines and best practices that you can follow to ensure easy shipping.

    Learn more about Cases.


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