If you have just a few orders daily, you can pick your products for your orders based on picking lists, where you handle one order at a time. However, if you have many orders, you will find that managing your orders in this way is slow.
If you have many orders, we recommend that you use pick paths in Shipmondo, instead of using picking lists.
Advantages of using a pick path
In a pick path, you can manage several orders at the same time.
When you create a pick path, you get a picking list with an overview of all the products that you need to pick - and - if you have location codes on your products, then your picking lists will be sorted by location, so you can pick all products from the same shelf at the same time.
In this way, pick paths help you to pick quickly and efficiently when you have many orders.
Below, you can read about how to create a pick path in Shipmondo and how to pick products with pick paths.
How to create a pick path
In the order overview, select the orders for which you would like to create a pick path.
Pro-tip: If you want to manage specific orders together – for example, orders that have the same delivery method or orders with the same product number – then you can use filtering of orders.
In the example below, we mark eight orders.
Click Create Pick Path.
A document will now be created consisting of:
- A picking list containing all the products from all eight orders to be picked
- Eight delivery notes (one delivery note for each order)
On the picking list, you can see all the products from all eight orders together.
The pick list will be sorted by product placement, if it is stated on the product. If your product does not have location codes, then the picking list will be sorted by SKU.
- Location: Your location code on the product (if it is stated on the product)
- Pick: Number of products to be picked
- Box: Box number on your picking box
When using pick paths, you must have picking boxes and possibly a shelf trolley (see the pictures in the next section).
Add location codes to your products in Shipmondo and work even faster and more efficiently. See how here.
How to pick from pick paths
Below, you can read about how to pick products from pick paths.
Step 1 - Create a pick path
Mark the orders to be picked and create a pick path (see the instructions above).
Print the document with the picking list and the delivery notes.
Step 2 - Place delivery notes in picking boxes
If you pick, for example, eight orders at a time, you need eight pick boxes.
Be sure to number your picking boxes.
If you have a shelf trolley, you can number the trolley spaces instead of the picking boxes (see the example in the picture below).
Place the delivery notes in your picking boxes based on the numbering:
Delivery note #1 goes in box #1,
Delivery note #2 goes in box #2,
Delivery note #3 goes in box #3,
Delivery note #4 goes in box #4,
Delivery note #5 goes in box #5,
The picking trolley below has 16 picking boxes, which allows you to pick up to 16 orders at a time.
Step 3 - Pick the products from the picking list
Pick the products according to the instructions on the picking list.
Pick the number next to Pick on the picking list and place the products in the correct picking box number, which is next to Box on the picking list.
Repeat the above until all the products on the picking list have been picked.
Step 4 - Complete the orders
Once all the products have been found, you can close the orders one by one - or - you can bulk-fulfill all the orders at once.
You will find your ongoing orders under Initiated on your order overview.
You can bulk-fulfil your orders by selecting the orders and selecting the desired bulk action in the dropdown from the arrow to the right of the Create Pick Path button.
If you want to complete your orders individually, then you can read about how to create a delivery and shipment, as well as complete an order in section 2 of this manual.
Use our hand scanner solution and complete an order quickly, accurately and efficiently by scanning the delivery note. Read more about how to get started using the hand scanner solution here.