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Tricks of the trade on shipping out more than 50+ items a day
We're a small dog related company. When we do promotions I cringe at the sight of our employee who decides that he will batch 2-3 days worth of jobs in one setting and have them all piled on the floor next to the ship station area. Then I find out today that he's not putting in packing slips (especially for the international folks) (I don't want to hear comments regarding yay or nay on packing slips. I'm a professional seller, and I'm old school, I want packing slips! LOL
Some items we cannot print in one day if we are waiting for new stock. So those items stay on hold in ship station. I hate when he says, "i have my own system that works..." or "I prefer to do this on my own so it doesn't get messed up" I understand, but as an owner, if I walk in and see 100 packing envelopes on the floor with no packing slips, all hand written on the tops with names of customers, and then being told, I have to do the postage now. This makes me crazy to see this. It's inefficient, it's messy, and to see him ever to have to train someone else to do this. Oh hell to the no!
Need advice, how do you all process these orders out of ship station?
Pick list first? Do you even use the pick list?
Print packing slips first and use those as your picking?
Print 100 labels at once? or One at a time and then place on packing?
We will continue to grow and with that I'd like to learn more about the process from others who ship out large quantities of small packages.