If you have two orders shipping to the same Ship To/Postal Code you have the ability to ship both orders together. One order will be marked as the "Lead" order with all the shipping information, while the other order(s) will follow it. As long as you have a lead order set, you can have as many order as you want as the followers.
Navigation: Orders > Update
- Load the order you want to make the "Lead" order first. Fill out all the information as usual: Picked By, Checked By, Packed By, Location. For # of Cartons, Weight and Freight Cost you will combine the totals for all orders shipping together.
For example: If both orders are 1 carton each, you enter 2 as the total # of cartons. If the weight is 25 lbs for each box, you add 50 as the total Weight and if the freight cost is $24 per order, you will add $48 as the total Freight Cost on the lead order.
- Click Update. A message will display you have Successfully updated the order.
- Load the order you want to follow. Fill out all the information as usual: Picked By, Checked By, Packed By, Location. For # of Cartons, Weight and Freight Cost you will enter 0 for all.
- Under Ship with Lead Order: Select the order you created as the lead.
- Click Update and a message will display you have successfully updated.
- When you go to enter your tracking # and update to ship, the trailing orders that are attached to the lead order will show as a note stating This Shipment also includes order(s).
- It will combine all orders onto one invoice for reporting purposes.
Tip: If you do not want to combine the invoices when reporting, there is a setting you can check off under Advanced > Administration > DC Setting > Load Invoicing > check off Do NOT Consolidate sub-orders on lead order's invoice.
- That will keep the invoices separate when reporting even though you shipped them together.