Document with Line Item + Shipping Assistant and No Item Packing


When item packing is disabled, line items from the source interface document cannot be packed into boxes and/or pallets in the Shipping Assistant.  Follow these steps to create a StarShip  shipment when item packing is disabled.

In this example, we will ship against an order.

  1. Select a sales order by scanning the sales order number. You can also use the Browse button to view and select from the list of current orders.


  2. Add related orders from the list returned by StarShip, if desired. StarShip allows you to combine multiple orders in order to consolidate your shipments. Related orders are orders where the "Ship To" address information is the same as the order you selected. They are automatically populated under the "Related Orders" section of the Shipping Assistant if you enabled that option under Setup > Source Interface > Options. To view details about the related order, select it from the list and its data appears in the main information area. When adding related orders, you can select one or more orders and use the arrow buttons to add them to the shipment.


  3. You may also add unrelated orders using the Add Orders field.

  4. Next, enter or edit shipment quantities and classification. If any of the sales order items have previously been shipped, StarShip retrieves related freight information. If items have not been shipped before, you may need to enter additional information such as freight class (unless it is mapped to a field in the source interface).    

  5. After confirming shipment quantities and classification info, you may be prompted to distribute any items by lot or serial numbers if required by your source interface. This information is saved to the source interface immediately and is reversed if you cancel the shipment. Click Next.


  6. Using the Packaging View, add packages and drag and drop the items into first level packaging.  After you're done, you can then palletize items by adding pallets and dragging and dropping the packages onto the pallets.


  7. Using line item and packing information, StarShip populates the bill of lading. You may change the commodity description. ( How does StarShip populate the bill of lading?)


  8. Enter any remaining shipment options that were not populated.
    See example


  9. Rate the shipment to get a list of available carriers and current shipment pricing. To rate the shipment, you can click the button on the toolbar or press Ctrl + R.


  10. Select a carrier from the Shipment tab. Or, double-click the carrier on the Rate Shop tab.


  11. Enter the shipment's Ready Date and Time.
    See example


  12. Save the shipment

  13. There are two options for saving shipments.