One of the very first steps you'll take (after creating the products in Inventory) is creating a Receiving for ShipMonk!
When you create a receiving, what you are doing is literally making it so that we know what to do when we receive your product. If a receiving is created, you'll know the precisely when it is "received" into our system, and you can be confident that we have your items in our warehouse.
Follow these steps to create a receiving:
#1. Log in to your ShipMonk account and go to the Receiving section.
#2. On the sidebar, click "Create Receiving".
#3. Fill in the pertinent information for the shipper. We need an ASN# written on each box or a tracking number every box in the receiving. Failure to include one of these (both would be preferable) will result in a processing fee - be sure to check out receiving guidelines here to make sure that your product is packed and labeled to our specifications. We also will want to know the name of the supplier, type of packages (and how many of them) that we are going to be expecting.
#4. Enter the product details. See that empty bar? That's what you'll want to start typing your SKU into. Once you do, give it a moment, and a dropdown list will populate. You can then adjust the quantity that we will be receiving.
Alternatively, you can import a product list to the receiving. To do this, you'll click the "Import" button:
And then copy and paste two columns from a spreadsheet (one for SKU and the other for quantity of each SKU:
Once you import the information (see below), assign the correct column headers for the information you've imported - and then click "Continue" to submit the data:
#7. Once everything is set up in the receiving form that you've created, click "Save", and you'll be all squared away. Your receiving will show up as "Awaiting", which means we are currently awaiting your product to arrive at one of our warehouses so that it can be processed into inventory!
This concludes the tutorial on creating a "Receiving"!