When batch printing, have 4"x6" thermal labels and 8.5"x11" packing slips print in the same order
We batch print our packing slips and labels at the same time based on our batch picking. We have warehouse locations setup within the product database in anticipation of having labels and packing slips print out following "Warehouse Location a-z". This works fine if orders only contain a single item, and we don't have duplicate SKUs on more than one order.
My main issue arises with the 60% of my order that contain more than one SKU. When I print packing slips and shipping labels for a batch of orders, the labels and slips do not print out in the same order. We're processing batches of 40+ orders, so manually matching up labels and packing slips becomes a time consuming task.
Regardless of whatever the logic is, why don't both follow the same logic and print in the same order?
Christopher Newman Shawbury Vintners commented
We have the same issue and need a more elegant solution to avoid having to manually collate labels and packing slips. Integrated labels is an option but options regarding what labels can be used is very limiting (ideally a menu of commercially available label sizes should be available to select). Also then issues arise where large orders with multiple items require more than one page.
Shipstation Connect is great but I'm finding printing formats and design options very limited compared with other solutions like Orderly Print. This is in no way a competitor for Shipstation, but does have some great and simple printing options..
I realise there is a lot of potential complexity but printing feels a little left out of what is an amazing shipping solution. For instance a solution that makes use of multi tray printers, picking the first sheet from tray one (with integrated label) and if required the second from tray 2 (plain paper) etc....