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This how-to guide will explain how to use one of Delivrd’s most powerful feature: the (pick) Wave.
What is a Wave? the way most order fulfillment processes work is: orders stream in through the different sales channels throughout the day. At certain intervals – once an hour, several times a day, or even once every few days, orders are grouped together, picked, packed and shipped.
The Wave is the grouping of orders for the purpose of picking,packing and shipping them together, making the process much more efficient than processing each customer order separately.
To create a Wave in Delivrd, go to the Wave menu (under Outbound Processing), and click ‘New Wave’.
There are two parameters you need to input – the maximum number of order lines that can be grouped in this wave, and for which sales channel orders should be fulfilled.
When creating a pick-pack-ship Wave, you need to set the courier you are going to use to ship the Wave’s orders.
Important: Only Released customer orders can be added to Waves. By releasing orders you control which orders should be picked for each wave.
Screenshot: Create Wave page
Once a Wave is created, you need to review it and release, before you can start actual packing.
From the Waves list page, you can go to Edit, review the list of order lines in that particular wave, and release the Wave.
You can also use the Edit page to print a picking list – a list of all products you need to pick to fulfill the wave, the quantities, and the storage bin of each material (if you ,maintain the bins in the product information page). The picking list includes all packaging materials required to pack the Wave’s products.
Screenshot: Edit Wave page
Screenshot: Wave Picking Slip
Of course, you can remove order lines from a Wave and pick them in another wave.
Once a Wave is released, you are ready to start packing.
Video tutorial: Create and manage Waves
The next how-to guide will explain how to use the packing functionality in Delivrd, a unique, enterprise-grade packing software solution, which will minimize costly packing errors, and save you a lot of time in the packing process.