We tend to buy a lot of our items at garage sales, thrift shops, Goodwills, and storage auctions. As we carry a lot of single items, when we make shipments, sometimes there are several warehouses to ship to. If there are only one or two items going to a warehouse, sometimes we will not ship those right away. Scanpower allows you to add to an existing shipment when you click ship. What do you do if you have already clicked ship?
Reviewing our outstanding shipments today, we realized there were 2-3 shipments going to the same warehouse. Unfortunately, Amazon does not allow you to combine shipments from the shipping queue. I would like to show you an easy way to combine those shipments, and save yourself some money on inbound shipping.
First, determine if you have outstanding shipments going to the same warehouse. The easiest way to do this is to filter the results on your “Shipping Queue” page.
See the attached pictures for screenshots of how this will look.
Select “Filter Results”, and under the “Status” drop down menu, select “WORKING / READY TO SHIP”. This will show you all of your outstanding shipments.
As you can see from the screenshots, we have several shipments going to the same warehouse.
Under the “Merchant SKU” column inside your shipment, copy the merchant SKU for each item that is in that shipment.
Now for the easy way to re-add them to a batch in Scanpower, so that when you ship out the batch you can combine the shipping.
(A “batch” is just a list of the inventory you are currently working on.)
In Scanpower, either load the batch you are working on, or start a new one.
Click the “Restore” button.
Type in the Merchant SKU (paste) and it will restore the listing, with your description and price to the current batch.
Repeat this process for every item in the batch you want to combine.
In your Amazon Queue, delete the shipment that you are no longer using.
When you are done with the batch in Scanpower, click “Ship”. It will ask you to pick a warehouse, and create a new shipment or add to an existing one.
Copy the “Shipment Name” and “Shipment ID” of the remaining shipment in your Amazon Queue that is going to the same warehouse, and select the checkbox in the top corner of the shipping screen that says “Add to Existing Shipment”.
All done!! Now all of the items that are going to the same warehouse can be shipped in the same shipment.
I hope this post was helpful. If you have any questions about this technique, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.