Manually Creating Consignments

You could create a manual consignment to pull together multiple shipments or for a shipment to a vendor or location that is not going through a warehouse shipment.

Search for Consignments, once on the Consignment List select ‘+New’ to create a new Consignment.

Pressing enter should get a new consignment No. series allocated if the number series has been set to auto assign. If not you will need to enter a unique No.

Next enter the following fields.

Shipping Agent: Select the shipping Agent you want to send the consignment with.

Shipping Agent Service : Select the Agent Service you want this consignment to use.

Destination Type: Select whether this consignment is being shipped to a Customer, Vendor or Location

Destination No. & Destination Name: The customer, vendor or location you are consigning to.

Ship-to Code: The Ship-to Code of where the items are to be shipped to.

Consignment Date: Defaults to now but can be changed for future consignments, i.e. consigning on Saturday but they are not being sent till Monday.

Content Description: Can be important on international shipments where a description of the items sent needs to be filed for customers but can be left blank on domestic consignments.

External Reference: a mandatory field, it must have a reference for the shipment. Often the purchase order number for sales shipments to customers.

Invoice No.: can be blank for domestic but can be mandatory for international shipments

Three are four other non-editable fields on the general section of the consignment page.

No. of Packages: The number of packages that have been created for this consignment.

No. of Labels: The number of Label files received from the shipping agent for this consignment.

Status: Will start at Open and end up Submitted

User Id: The user name of the person who created the consignment.

Defining what’s going to be Consigned

Using the ‘Get Source Documents’ button at the top of the consignments page allows you to select one or more sales shipments to that destination address.

This results in all the shipped lines from those shipments being pulled into the consignment section