Cindy Yuk April 10th, 2018

Update: FBA Workflow Box Contents & Secondary "Ship From" Address

With the release of Amazon FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) workflow box content, you can now manage your entire FBA workflow from inventory allocation to labeling directly inside Skubana and get your inventory inbound to Amazon faster and optimize performance and accuracy. For a full look into how our clients have reduced their FBA workflow man-hours by 70%, watch the video below:

Secondary "Ship From" Address

When creating an FBA Workflow shipping plan, the "Ship From" address is utilized to generate a shipping label. By default, Skubana utilizes the address of the source warehouse used to allocate inventory for the FBA Workflow. 

However in order to allow sellers flexibility to ship from multiple addresses, we've introduced Secondary Addresses found under your warehouse settings. Navigate into the Settings Module and select the sub-tab Warehouses. Click the wrench found on the right of the appropriate warehouse and click Secondary Address. Assign up to 20 secondary addresses available for use when that source warehouse is selected in creating an FBA Workflow order.   


FBA Workflow Box Contents

In the final piece of enabling complete FBA Workflow for small parcel shipments directly in Skubana, we have launch the ability to submit FBA box contents directly in Skubana. When you are ready to work on your FBA shipping plan, select the FBA Workflow order and navigate to Order Fulfillment on the right hand side. Skubana is directly integrated with UPS Amazon Partnered shipping so you can still get the same rates that you would logged into seller central.

Click on FBA Labels to submit your box contents. You can choose to import (and export) your box contents or you can complete it directly through the user interface. Similar to the information you would provide in seller central, add the number of packages you're shipping to Amazon for this workflow and its' respective weights and dimensions. To add the box contents, start typing the Master SKU or FNSKU in the field labeled contents. You can either select the results when it populates or press the blue + sign. From left to right, the columns that show represent:

  • Column 1: Total Quantity - Column 4
  • Column 2: Identifier of Column 3
  • Column 3: MasterSku or FNSKU
  • Column 4: Quantity included in the package

You'll see that along with the masterSKU will populate a number highlighted in green. This number indicates the quantity "left" after subtracting the total quantity in the workflow order from the last field in the row or the quantity included in this package. You should make sure that this quantity is at zero to ensure all pieces are accounted for amongst all the packages.

Cindy Yuk March 18th, 2018

New Feature: Postal Zone Orderbots

Postal Zones are assigned by USPS based on the distance a mail piece travels from the origin to its destination address. The postal zones can help you easily decipher the cost and time the mail piece will take to arrive at its destination. By default, the zone will be available as a column on the Orders module called Zone. There you can sort by Postal Zone, and apply bulk actions to those orders. 

Postal Zones


If you don't see the column, you can navigate into the bottom left hand corner of the Orders grid to choose the columns to include or exclude from the grid. 

Postal Zone Column


Create an Orderbot

By utilizing Postal Zones to automate repetitive tasks such as setting shipping service or warehouse selection. Navigate to the Settings Module and into the sub-module Orderbots. Create a New Orderbot and add the filter, Postal Zone. There you can create filters comparing the Order to USPS Postal Zones 1-9. Then add an automatic action to apply to Orders that qualify such as "Apply cheapest rate" or "Apply best rate"

Cindy Yuk March 12th, 2018

Update: March 2018

We're excited to release new updates and features on our Orders and Purchase Order modules to enable sellers to more easily aggregate data.

So, this update caters mostly to updates or extensions of existing features. But for a good number of your, these updates will make operating your business just that much easier.


New Features

  • Ability to export search results in the orders module

  • Add warehouse to grid in the orders module

  • Ability to skip Endicia warnings while creating a shipping label

Updates

  • Pull in brands from Shopify Build From Channel import

  • Add a total units "field replacement" to Purchase Order template

  • Increase Purchase Orders internal notes from 1000 to 3000 characters

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue to pull in orders containing an emoji character