Guidelines for Product ID, Labels
Vital Items: Packing Slip
The packing slip contains critical information to properly
identify and receive merchandise at stores and distribution centers.
Retailer employees use this information to help identify, sort and
confirm merchandise quantities. Retailer
Accounts Payable departments also use packing slips as supporting paperwork for
vendor payments. Packing
slips must reflect the actual shipment contents. Missing packing slips or
inaccurate information on a packing slip causes delays in receiving which
prevents the product from being placed in inventory or made available for sale
to a customer. These types of
errors could also delay payments to vendors.
What does it provide?
communication between partners.
Clear communication to consumers.
a variety of errors.
- Should be securely affixed to the lead carton or
pallet inside an envelope marked “Packing Slip Enclosed”.
minimum required information should be presented in a format that is legible and
organized for efficient receiving.
separate packing slip is required for each purchase order within the shipment.
contain the fields of information identified in section 1.6
of the guidelines
Accurate and standard Material
Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
may be necessary.
Example of Packing
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