From a mobile unit or desktop computer, use the Ship Station Warehouse App to produce shipping labels and ship orders. Use this app for orders that have been previously ran through fulfillment, cartonized during fulfillment, or packed using the Pack Station app.
Use Cases for Orders coming to the Ship Station App
Orders that haven't been Previously Packed or Cartonized
Once an order has been fulfilled, but has not been cartonized or packed, use the Ship Station app to record dimensions, weights, and product shipping labels.
First, scan the order number into the Ship Station.
Next, input the weight of the first carton. Do this using a keyboard or better yet, automatically record a reading from a USB scale using Infoplus LocalConnect.
Next, enter the length, width, and height of the first carton. Use keyboard shortcuts ctrl + a to select a pre-defined carton type or ctrl + d to skip this step.
Repeat these steps for each carton on the order, then click Ship Order once dimensions and weights have been entered for all cartons.
After clicking the Ship Order button, the shipping labels will appear in the browser or will automatically print to a printer if the Infoplus LocalConnect app is configured and running.
Pre-cartonized Orders that had Parcel Labels generated during Fulfillment
In this scenario, shipping is initiated by scanning the parcel label.
The first prompt is to verify the carton weight.
If the Ship Station criteria is set to show weight exceptions, a warning message appears stating the exception.
Once the last label is scanned, the order will be updated as shipped.
If a weight exception occurred, both an audit and tag will appear on the order. This will be true even if the user was not presented with the exception.
Orders Cartonized through the Pack Station Warehouse App
In this scenario, orders have been run through the Pack Station Warehouse App prior to introduction to the Ship Station app. In the following example, there are two cartons for the order with LPNs that identify both the order and the carton contents.
First, scan a carton identifier.
Then based on the Ship Station criteria configuration (see the Ship Station Configuration section of this article for more information), the app may prompt for a weight verification.
Repeat this process for all cartons on the order then after the last carton, the order will be updated as shipped.
Ship Station Configuration
On the Ship Station Criteria page in Infoplus, there are a couple of options around weight checks and weight tolerance warnings.
- Weight check packed orders - When orders are introduced, this controls whether the app will ask the user to verify weights for pre-packed orders
- Show User Weight Exceptions - When an order or carton is out of the expected weight range, should the user be asked to acknowledge
There is one more Ship Station configuration that is setup on the User Profile page (click the person icon in the upper right hand corner of Infoplus to access this page). The Label Print Mode field has 2 possible options:
- Print per Order - Shipping labels produced in the Ship Station app are presented after the entire order has shipped. For example, if a 4 carton order is shipped, all 4 shipping labels are produced after the 4th and final carton is created.
- Print per Carton - Shipping labels produced in the Ship Station app are presented after each individual carton is produced. For example, if a 4 carton order is shipped, each shipping label is produced after each carton is created, one by one.
Auto Scale and Auto Print Configuration
For more information about automatically taking scale measurements and printing parcel labels out of the Ship Station app, please see our Overview of Auto Print and Scale Usage in Infoplus article.