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Labels For Boxes Strapped Together In Case Separated During Shipping (Fedex)

We have received shipments in from vendors who use Fedex and UPS. The shipment is a single package but which is made up of several boxes strapped together. There is just one shipping label with barcodes, tracking etc on one of the boxes in the bundle - this would be the paid label. However, the other boxes that are strapped to that box with the paid label also have labels on them, obviously generated at the same time the paid label was generated. These additional labels are different though - they do not have barcodes, just to/from address info and the tracking number. These are obviously to make sure that if the bundle is broken and the boxes separated, there is still identifying info on EACH box.

How do they do this and can it be done from within Shipstation? We ship boxes in the strapped together configuration all the time and it would be nice to have this additional identifying label on the boxes in case of separation.

To be clear, this is NOT the same thing as a "multiple package" shipment. A multiple package shipment is when more than one box is shipped, SEPARATELY, to the same destination as part of the same shipment so that the whole shipment is assigned a parent tracking number to cover the multiple boxes.

Thanks in advance for any help offered.

Comments

  • aaronlaaronl Administrator, Moderator
    A Keeper of the Keys
    Hey JPAdmin2,

    ShipStatin only supports multiple package shipments through FedEx and UPS at this time. Which as you have stated is not the same as the bundle with the single paid label and other info labels attached to each box. I am not able to find any documentation on FedEx's or UPS' website about the type of shipment you have described either. I would recommend reaching out to one of their reps to find out more information on that type of shipment and if they have it available through their API.

    If they do, just let us know here in the feature request forms that you would like to see this new type of shipment implemented in ShipStation. Our product team reviews these submissions when looking for new features to add to ShipStation!
    Aaron Lee
    Associate Software Engineer
    ShipStation
  • JPAdmin2JPAdmin2 Member
    A Usual Suspect
    Thanks for your reply. Is it possible to print a label from Shipstation that does not include postage (or fedex or ups) and just has info such as to/from address, without hindering the ability to still print a paid shipping label for that order (for usps, fedex, ups)?

    Thanks.
  • aaronlaaronl Administrator, Moderator
    A Keeper of the Keys
    It's not possible to print a label without postage attached to it in ShipStation for either UPS or FedEx. We are looking into options to try and do this with some of our USPS providers, but nothing on the roadmap yet for UPS or FedEx.
    Aaron Lee
    Associate Software Engineer
    ShipStation
  • JPAdmin2JPAdmin2 Member
    A Usual Suspect
    Darn. Thanks for the info.
  • Robert@35EDDRobert@35EDD Member
    A Usual Suspect
    You can print the same postage label out multiple times. We do it all the time when even a single box is extremely valuable as it protects from the case where one label getting ripped off or scuffed badly would render it lost.
  • Boruch@3474CBoruch@3474C Member
    An Apprentice
    edited September 2015
    @Robert@35EDD
    I do this as well
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