Configure packing slips

Create custom packing slips for use with Shopify or orders from other eCommerce platforms and marketplaces.

  • Packing slips help you identify which items are to be packed on a per order basis. You can include information such SKU, item description, quantity, colour, and size on your packing slips.
  • It is recommended to bulk print packing slips alongside a packing summary. Use the packing summary to pick your orders, packing slips for packing and printing labels.
  • You can use the default packing slip or customise your own packing slip.

How it works

Packing slips accompany shipments sent from your online store. They are typically printed in an A4 format, and have a description of your order including a list of SKUs, item descriptions, and quantities.

To configure your Packing Slips, go to Settings, then select Packing Slip.

Example scenario

Once the orders have been imported into Starshipit, the Warehouse Manager bulk prints the packing slips. A dispatcher takes a packing slip and collects the items listed. They scan the barcode on the packing slip to find and print the relevant label in Starshipit.

Set up packing slip printing behaviour

There are four options to configure for packing slip printing behaviour. They include:

Print packing slips with each label: When enabled Starshipit will print a packing slip out at the time you print a label for an order. 

Display order item barcode: Adds item barcodes (if available, otherwise a barcode is created using the item SKU) to packing slips which can be used with a pick and pack device to scan barcodes on products, and match them with the barcodes on the packing slips.

Use Our Ref as order number barcode: Uses Our Ref (Order Number) as order number barcode at the bottom of packing slips.

Print multiple orders on one page: For convenience and to save paper you can now print multiple orders on a single packing slip. To enable this, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings, then select "Packing Slip."
  2. Navigate to the "Printing Behaviour" section.
  3. Choose the option "Show multiple orders on a page."
  4. Save your settings by clicking on "Save."

Please note that the "Multiple orders on a page" feature is not supported if you have enabled any of the following options:

  • Display order item barcode.
  • Print packing slips with each label.
  • Selected the "100 X 150" format.

Use a default packing slip

The default packing slip can be printed in two ways:

  1. A4 format
  2. 100x150mm format. Set this format to automatically print with each label. To enable this option, select PDF 100 x 150 from the Format dropdown under Use our default packing slip. This format cannot be customised.

Customise your packing slip

You can configure your own custom packing slip using the following fields:

Page Title 'Packing Slip' is entered by default.
Custom Logo Your brand logo will appear in the top left corner of the packing slip.
If you can't see the logo go to Settings > Packing Slip and make sure Customise your own is set and your logo has been uploaded.
Display Custom Text Custom text will appear in the top right corner of the packing slip.
Delivery Instructions Delivery instructions are displayed on the label to provide clear instructions to the driver e.g. 'Please leave the parcel at the front door'.
Items Grid Items can have multiple variances associated with them e.g. size, colour, and location.
Footer Content Add a footer for a thank you note or instructions about returns.


Reorder packing slips and packing summaries for packing efficiency 

You can now apply 'Sort Order' to your packing slip & packing summary. You may need to reorder a packing slip to improve picking efficiency in your warehouse. You can organise items based on factors such as product name, SKU or location.

  1. Go to Settings, then select Packing Slip.
  2. Navigate to the 'Sorting' section.
  3. Choose how you would like the Packing Slip & Packing Summary to be sorted.
  4. Choose if you would like the sorting to be Ascending or Descending.
  5. Save your settings by clicking on "Save."


What's Next?

Learn how to scan and print your packing slips.

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