How to use Items for Cartonization [Step-by-step guide][Information]

Modified on Thu, 03 Feb 2022 at 03:02 PM

When using Cartonization, techSHIP will need to know the weight and dimensions of each item, to be able to automatically reorganize them within the most efficient box option.


NOTE: Depending on your WMS, some capabilities might not be supported.


Items can be added by either:

  • Creating them manually
  • Syncing with the WMS automatically (limited support)
  • Upload a template file with item details


All these options will be described below in order of efficiency, branching from the common steps.


Once Items are created, they can be edited or deleted using the controls on each row:




Follow the steps on the video guide or the article below.




To begin setting up items you will have to:


1. Access Clients under the Maintenance menu


2. Click the Client for which you will add the Items

3. Click the Items tab



4. Follow the process according to the option you choose to move forward with



SYNC WMS ITEMS


NOTE: For this case, we will assume that the SKUs have already been set up in the WMS.


5. Click Sync WMS items


6. (Optional) Check Delete items not in WMS if you want techSHIP to delete the SKUs on techSHIP's end which are not coming from the WMS anymore (have been removed)


7. Confirm the operation by pressing Run sync

 

techSHIP will read your SKUs' information from your WMS system and push it, creating (or updating, overriding all the previous information) all the entries necessary. 


ADD AND UPDATE ITEMS VIA FILE


NOTE: For this case, we will assume that you already have the file with the SKUs. If you still don't have the Import Source File, click Download Items to get the template and complete it accordingly.


5. Click Choose File and select your import file


6. Click Import & Replace Items


7. Confirm the action




techSHIP will read your SKUs' information from the file, overriding all the previous records.


ADD ITEMS MANUALLY


5. Press Add item


6. Complete the SKU code, Description and Basic fields


7. (Optional) Complete the Carrier specific Dangerous Goods fields if applicable


8. Press Save to confirm the action


 

techSHIP will add the individual SKU you created.



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