What is Bulk Shipping?
Bulk Shipping can be defined as the transport of goods (raw materials or finished products). They may be packed for final delivery to the customer (manufacturing to shelf) or they may be unpacked (manufacturing to packing facility to shelf).
Why is Cloud ERP a choice Businesses need to make for Bulk Shipping?
If you have many orders to process daily, efficiency is key. Versa Cloud ERP allows you to apply different shipping rules to your sales orders and ship them in the system. When an order is shipped in Versa, a number of documents such as Packing List, Warehouse Copy, Invoice, and Shipping Labels (when using integration with Shipping Carriers).
How to set up Bulk Shipping in Versa Cloud ERP
Setup Shipping Carriers
If you use FedEx, UPS, or USPS for shipping, you can set up the shipping carriers in Setup, Shipping Carriers. Credentials are needed to set up your account. See here for setting up FedEx and here for setting up UPS. The system will use the shipping carrier integration to get shipping rates, and shipping labels.
Sales Orders have shipping preferences, this allows you to store the various shipping options for your orders. The shipping rules you defined are used to populate the shipping preference for orders. But you can also manually set the shipping preference manually.
There are different types of shipping rules you can set up. Find the shipping rules setup page from Setup Menu, Shipping Rules.
1. Package Dimension Rules
2. Package Weights Rules
3. Shipping Methods Rules
4. Custom Clearance Rules
Versa Cloud ERP and Bulk Shipping: Select Orders and Create Shipment Batch
If an order is shipped successfully, the system will generate documents such as Packing List, Warehouse Copy, Invoices, and Shipping labels (if using a shipping carrier). Control which shipment documents to show by going to the Setup menu, Feature Settings, and Outgoing Order Shipments. The related settings are Generate Packing List, Create Invoice, Post Invoice, Apply Deposit,
Viewing Shipping Batches for Bulk Shipping
Bulk shipping with shipment batches is a part of Versa Cloud ERP’s Advanced Inventory Management feature. This enables the real-time reporting of data across multiple companies, entities, and currencies making tracking and decision making much easier for the business.
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