Creating Locations & Bins
Lesson 1 Chapter 1 Module 1
A location is a physical place in the warehouse where something is stored.
They are typically used for bulk storage or for housing lots of bins.
Location Formatting Instructions
Locations are more flexible than bins when it comes to naming rules / conventions. You can essentially put whatever you want as long as you follow the rules below.
- 1The only characters you can use are letters ( A - F ) and numbers. No special characters can be used here or you will get an error.
- 2Your location must include two dashes ( - ) somewhere in the name.
Examples : -dock1- , --RECEIVING1, A-1-A , far-wall-east , AZA-100-1A
A bin is a digital record holder for a single SKU.
The physical bin can hold any amount of units / products as longs as they fit there physically and all belong to just one SKU.
Bins are commonly used to house smaller items for ecommerce fulfillment.
Bin Formatting Instructions
Below is a basic color coded example of the structure of a bin and what to put in each section.
A - A is the area in your warehouse
All letters A - Z are usable here. Great option if you need to split your warehouse into different sections.
Example : section A is all general pallet / bulk storage, section B is for fulfillment / small product storage, section S is a gated high security area only for certain customers, and C is for cold storage.
Z - Z stands for zone which is a way to specify a special area of the warehouse (optional)
Only letters; T, P, F, and S, are usable here. These can be assigned to special charges or exempt from charges in the system depending on how you configure your prices account.
T = Tops of Shelves
P = Pallet
F = Floor
S = Special
The first two number symbols are a placeholder for up to a two digit number.
However you can just use one if you want to.
Example : 1-9 (one digit) or 10-99 (two digits)
Don't forget the dash as Shipedge will not recognize this as bin or let you continue without one.
These are a placeholder for a three digit number, and you must use all three numbers.
Example : 001 - 999
L# - L signifies level something is on (optional)
All letters A - Z are usable here. This is useful as most pallet racking is multiple levels tall.
Example : A would be level 1 for that location. A would be the level closes to the floor, B the next level above that, C would be the next level above B, etc.
Creating Locations & Bins
Go to the locations screen
- 1Click the "inventory" tab on the main menu bar.
- 2In the submenu in the main inventory screen click "Locations"
Pick a method to create locations and bins
Below are two options for creating locations and bins in the system.
- 1Upload Locations - This is a way to upload multiple locations via CSV
- 2+ Add Location - This is a way to add a single location (easier)
Using + Add Location
Below are field you need to fill out.
When you are finished select "Save Location" to submit it to the system.
Upload by .CSV
This is a more advanced way to create locations and bins in batch.
You are welcome to learn more about this via our documentation.
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