Warehouse Shipping Steps
There are three basic shipping process steps used in a warehouse or distribution center:
- Aggregate and manage order information
- Pick, pack, weigh, choose carrier and label
- Ship the order
Aggregate and manage order information: This step involves getting the order information, validating addresses, confirming inventory availability, combining orders going to the same address (or separating orders going to different addresses) and preparing the order for shipment.
Pick, pack, weigh, choose carrier and label: This is the process of picking and packing the products ordered, weighing the shipment, choosing the right carrier and labeling the package for delivery to the end customer’s address.
Ship the order: Shipping involves transferring the package to the selected carrier and updating the shipping information to all parties.