Audience: All users in Logicbroker.
In this article, you will find information related to Shipments. The sections within this article are outlined below:
- Shipment Document
- Shipment Settings
- Create a Shipment
- Download Packing Slips
- Download GS1 Labels
Logicbroker identifies a Shipment (EDI 856) as a document used to provide retailers with shipping information. This document is sent after the order is shipped out or pickup up from the supplier and is en route to the end customer and before the invoice is created/sent.
Retailers and suppliers send/receive shipment information depending on how they are integrated with Logicbroker (EDI, API, JSON, XML, CSV, Flat File, Logicbroker Portal).
- Once the supplier is ready to ship the order, they create/send a shipment
- Logicbroker transforms the data to a format the retailer accepts
- Logicbroker sends the shipment to the retailer
From the portal, users can see documents regardless of the way they are integrated with our system. To see document details, search for the document using the search bar, click on it from the Dashboard or click View on the Orders page. See the shipment document-specific details below. For general document information, see our Documents article.
- Order ID – the value the retailer assigns to the order
- Reference Number – also known as the Purchase Order Number – typically the connecting identifier between all documents
- Shipment Number – unique identifier for each individual shipment file that will be submitted. Logicbroker auto-populates this field but it can be modified as needed. Please note: Every shipment should have a unique Shipment Number. If you create more than one shipment for an order, be sure to change this field in each document
- Estimated Delivery Date – the date you estimate the order being delivered to the end-consumer
- Bill of Lading – the document ID of the BOL containing a list of shipment of goods in the form of a receipt given by the carrier to the person cosigning the goods
- Seal Number – the ID of a container seal – each container seal has an individual ID number
- Dimensions – height, width, length and weight
- Carrier – the carrier responsible for delivering the order – this should match the carrier requested on the order
- Tracking Number – the tracking number for the individual box/pallet and is linked to the carrier’s site
- Notes – any notes pertaining to the box/pallet – if one item is shipped using multiple tracking numbers in the instance of a large items that needs to be split in parts, additional tracking numbers can be input into the notes section
- Items – the order items that are being shipped along with Quantity and SKU details
There are a few shipment settings you can configure in the portal. See below for details on requirements, configurations and how they work:
- Address Book
- Default Ship From Address
- UCC 128 (GS1) Company ID
- Copy Ship Method From Order
- Ship Method Mappings
Create a Shipment
For detailed step-by-step instructions, see our Create a Shipment Quick Start Guide below.
Download Packing Slips
Suppliers can download packing slips off shipment documents for review or to print. Downloading packing slips off shipment will reflect line level information meaning that all shipped items will show. For more information on downloading packing slips in bulk or off orders, see our Bulk Actions article or our Orders article.
Download GS1 Labels
Please note: Only for suppliers working with retailers that require GS1 labels – make sure you set up your UCC 128 (GS1) Company ID if you need to print GS1 labels - see our Document Settings article for more information.
Suppliers can download GS1 Labels off shipment documents for review or to print. For more information on downloading GS1 labels in bulk, see our Bulk Actions article. When exporting labels for multiple shipments, they will be organized by shipment and then by container code. If they are all SSCC18 codes, the sorting will ignore the first digit (container type specifier). Once downloaded, you will then be able to view the labels in order followed by the pallet label.