By combining Single Scan and Shipping profiles with Order Lookup Mode you can automate the shipping process making it possible to ship more in less time. Below is a description of Single Scan and of Shipping Profiles, how each can help automate the shipping process, and links to available articles and resources to assist you with configuring both.
Throughout the 'Getting to Know Order Lookup Mode' user guide and within several of the Order Lookup Mode help articles we mentioned using Single Scan and a barcode scanner to perform many of the shipping tasks in ShipWorks. Let’s look at Single Scan, what it is and how it can help to make the shipping process much more streamlined.
Single Scan gives you the tools to easily search for orders, create shipments, weigh packages, apply shipping profiles and to print shipping labels with a barcode scan. By registering your barcode scanner with ShipWorks you can begin scanning a barcode to quickly locate an order, to print a shipping label for an order, or both. You can also configure ShipWorks to automatically import the weight of a package from your scale into ShipWorks when configuring a shipment using Single Scan.
When downloading orders into ShipWorks using ODBC, it is also possible to download an order with a barcode scan. This may be useful when you wish to only import the order for which you are currently shipping.
In the Shipping an Order article, we mentioned that shipping profiles can save you time by allowing you to apply a set of commonly used defaults (such as applying an expedited shipping service, a weight, turn on insurance, enter dimensions, select signature required, and turn on email notifications), all with just a couple of mouse clicks.
Shipping Profiles can also be applied automatically to a shipment using Shipping Rules. Shipping Rules allow you to define for which orders a shipping profile should be applied to automatically.
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