This article is a guide to packaging and labelling your inventory before you send it to Eshopbox. By doing so, you ensure that there are no delays and minimal errors in receiving the inward consignment.
Packaging and labelling products
Follow the guide below to make sure each product is packaged and labelled diligently before sending them to Eshopbox Fulfilment Centre (FC).
All products must have clearly scannable barcodes.
All products must have product labels in compliance with the Indian metrology act.
When packaging small products, use pouches with a barcode on the exterior and a product description sticker on the side. Else, always use a six-sided box with a scannable barcode and product description label on the outside.
Use pouches with a scannable barcode on the exterior to pack smaller products.
For larger products, always use a six-sided box with a scannable barcode and product description sticker on the outside.
If your product has multiple components, make sure each component is packaged separately in a six-sided box with a scannable barcode on the outside.
Include silica gel in the packaging for products sensitive to moisture.
If using plastic packaging, make sure it is compliant with the state laws.
Product preparation matrix
Based on the unique types of products, you are required to follow some specific instructions for packaging and labelling your products as shown in the table below:
Apparel, Fabric, Plush, and Textiles-
Toys and Baby
Packaging and labelling cartons
Now that you've understood the steps to prepare the products for receiving at the Eshopbox fulfilment centre, we move ahead to help you understand how to prepare the cartons in which you would pack your products.
Cartons are protective packaging used during inbound transit and receiving. Follow the guide below to make sure each carton is packaged diligently before sending them to Eshopbox FCs.
Eshopbox suggests that one carton should include only one SKU.
However, if in case you intend to pack different SKUs in the same carton, you must segregate them within the carton by using either the box in the box method or by using dividers (as shown in the image below).
SKUs that arrive mixed up within a box will be considered non-compliant; associated fees and delays in receiving will apply.
Follow the box in the box method to pack a consignment with multiple types of products
Empty spaces in the carton to be filled with filler material.
All cartons must not be larger than 31" x 19" x 13".
Cartons must not weigh more than 50 kg.
All cartons must be sealed properly.
Cartons must not be larger than 31" x 19" x 13"
Packing your inventory properly will ensure that your products reach Eshopbox fulfilment centres in good condition. Make sure you follow the below checklist while packing your inventory:
Follow the guide below to make sure each carton is labelled appropriately before sending them to Eshopbox FCs.
Every carton must have a label with either the invoice number or the consignment number. If not, the carton will be rejected.
There can be instances of inventory mismatch after inventory receiving is complete. If you wish to identify the shortage or excess inventory at a box level, you should include a packing slip that details out the following:
a) Box ID: This ID will be generated by you for the purpose of internal identification.
b) Box weight: When inventory is received at Eshopbox, we weigh the box. In case there is a weight mismatch, it will get highlighted.
c) SKU wise quantity: Eshopbox will provide you with box level data so that you can identify any shortages or overages.
Special handling labels should be large, brightly coloured, and positioned in multiple locations.
Note: Any inventory that arrives at the fulfilment centres without proper preparation or labelling may incur a non-compliance fee or even be subject to rejection.