Picklists can increase efficiency by generating a summarized list of product quantities needed to fill selected orders. Picklists can be generated based on warehouse, meaning that the inventory and pick qty displayed will be based on inventory in a specified warehouse. This is controlled in Client Settings by checking Enable Pick List Generation by Warehouse.
Picklists can be also printed as a PDF document or exported to Excel and given to the shipping department for accurate picking, packing and shipping.
Orders with shadow products will have the parent products in the picklist. Similarly, kit products will have their child components in the picklist.
Picklists will generate with the following default columns:
- SKU— An item’s unique identification number
- Product Name— Name of the product
- Qty— Quantity of units to pick to fill selected orders
- Location— Location of item in warehouse (if set on the product home page)
- Package— Shipping package type (if set on the product’s Shipping Preference page)
- Inventory— The available quantity you have on hand to pick: Aggregate + Unshipped = Inventory. This is not necessarily the total physical qty
- UPC— The item’s barcode
Additional columns can be enabled from the client settings:
- Replacement SKU
- Replacement SKU LOC
The following filters can be used to filter SKUs and quantities on the picklist.
Generating a picklist
- Access Orders > Manage Orders > Select orders. Use the filters to generate picklists efficiently.
- Select the action icon > Generate Pick List.
- Title your Picklist. Choose a Warehouse.
- Access the picklist via Orders > Manage Picklists > Choose your picklist.
- Use Actions > Export to Excel or Export to PDF. You can export with images and order numbers.
Generating filtered picklists
Instead of generating picklist of all orders and then using the picklist filters, it may be more efficient to filter the orders before generating a picklist. For example, use the Back Order filter to filter out orders with items not in stock. In Client Settings check Consider ReplacementSKU Qty in BackOrder Calculation to include such orders in the picklist.
When dealing with a high volume of orders, there is a concern of a system overload when loading all the orders on all shipping stations. To alleviate this concern you can split your pick lists by number of orders per shipper.
- Access picklist details page > Products.
- Select items > Use the icon in the upper right corner to split the picklist.
- Click notification to view your queued job.
Using picklists in ShipBridge
Shippers can now filter their ShipBridge based on their assigned split picklist. This way allows different orders to be streamed to different stations, which prevents system overloading and double shipping.
There is an action to Confirm related orders since ShipBridge can be set to only allow confirmed orders to ship. Using the confirmed status, together with these filters, it is possible to make sure that the shipper doesn’t see any orders that are Unknown or Not Available.
Picklists can be used to prevent double-shipping orders in ShipBridge.
- In ShipBridge, click Menu > Options > Shipping Tab. Enable Only allow shipping of orders loaded from picklists.
- Generate a picklist for orders in Sellercloud.
- In ShipBridge, Enter the picklist ID in the picklist filter. You may need to enable the filter under Menu > Customize Interface > Filters.
- Select the items in the picklist and press Load Selected.
- Press OK to load orders.