GroovePacker

Skyrocket shipping accuracy and postage savings by combining ShippingEasy and GroovePacker

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Add Barcode Scan and Verify to your current ShippingEasy workflow and begin packing perfect orders today.

ShippingEasy is an intuitive order management and shipping solution that allows you to quickly compare rates and save money on every shipment. Shipping Easy is already integrated with all major shopping platforms and marketplaces so no matter where you are selling you'll be able to manage all shipments in one place. GroovePacker works along-side ShippingEasy, giving your warehouse staff the tools they need to pack every order without error and verify that physical inventory levels match what is expected. Because of GroovePacker's location at the end of your shipping workflow, and its item by item view of physical inventory, it's in a unique position to assist with inventory control. You'll love how kitted items and last minute substitutions or adjustments are always accounted for, keeping your inventory counts in line.

Eliminating errors before they ship holds many benefits for your business and your customer beyond accurate inventory. Resolution of a single shipping error often requires multiple communications with the customer, costly re-shipment and attention from multiple employees. Every error can lead to others during the resolution process.

UPC Barcode scan and pack verification allows you to bypass the entire string of events. By scanning a barcode on each item as it's packed your packers can move quickly and confidently, assured that the items they're packing are correct. Multiple instances of an item will never cause issues with Scan and Pack verification checking each off as you go. As your order volume grows, so do the benefits of avoiding shipping errors. There's no doubt about it, when it comes to receiving exactly what they order, your customers expect perfection every time. With GroovePacker you can deliver.

What's needed to begin using GroovePacker with ShippingEasy?

The first step is to import your product data into GroovePacker. We have a flexible mapping system so in many cases your file can be imported without modification. The only required fields are the Product Name, SKU and Barcode but it's also possible to import bin locations, inventory counts, weight and product images. Because your mapping preferences are saved it only takes seconds to bulk update or import new products in the future.

Next, an API key provided in your ShippingEasy account will be saved in GroovePacker. Once this is done the daily orders can be imported with one click and they will be ready for Scan and Pack. If you've not created a ShippingEasy account yet you can visit their page here and set one up.

Scan and Pack Workflow with GroovePacker

There's no reason to change how you currently print your shipping labels. GroovePacker can work with ShippingEasy to accommodate a variety of workflows.

Your workflow will vary a little depending on when you print your shipping labels, before or after packing but in all cases you start in Shipping Easy and decide which orders will be shipping for the day. Orders can be combined, edited or held at this point. When you have a list of the daily orders you'll print your packing slips and a pick list. The shipping labels may be created now in a batch or you can print them individually after packing and weighing the packed shipments. This post packing workflow allows you to incorporate a digital scale and calculate postage by exact weight.

At this point you'll click a button in GroovePacker to import your finished list of daily orders from ShippingEasy and your packer or dedicated picker can begin picking all the items required to pack their orders. Often a cart is used to gather all items. By sorting your pick list by location you'll eliminate backtracking during the picking process.

After the items have been picked and your packers are ready to begin packing orders, they'll just scan the order number from any packing slip (ShippingEasy makes it easy to add your order number barcode on each packing slip) and GroovePacker will suggest the first item to be scanned and packed. When the correct product is scanned the packer will get auditory and visual confirmation and be prompted for the next item. A buzzer and error message will be given for any wrong items. The process continues until all items have been scanned and packed correctly. When packing is complete the packer will be prompted to scan another packing slip and continue packing the next order, or, if shipping labels are printed after packing the package, it would be weighed and the shipping label generated in ShippingEasy. If the shipping label is created by the same user that packs the order the Popup and Print feature can be used to automatically display the order in ShippingEasy, otherwise the order number barcode on the packing slip can be used at another station to display the order in ShippingEasy. Once the label is adhered to the package the packer would resume packing the next shipment.

Once scanning and packing is complete the status for the order is updated and inventory counts are adjusted. A record of each item scanned and the packer who scanned it is saved in GroovePacker, ready to be called up with the scan of an order number. Because GroovePacker can be used to scan items into and out of your warehouse you have true item-level visibility of your physical inventory and because GroovePacker is cloud based, like ShippingEasy, it's possible for substitutions, cancellations or other exceptions to be made from any location allowing customer service assistance by virtual assistant's and remote employees.

You can be setup and scanning error free orders in a few hours. Click Here to choose a plan that fits your needs. If you have questions specific to your workflow or inventory please click here to schedule a one on one demo call.




A recommendation from one of our Clients

We were looking for a vendor and a partner who could help us automate our shipping and scanning needs. We had already switched to Magento for our Ecommerce solution and then selected ShipWorks as the application that would import all of the Magento Store cart orders and allow us to print shipping labels for UPS, USPS and FedEx.

The missing piece to a fully integrated solution was a barcode scan and pack solution that would allow us to scan the barcodes of every product being packed into an order. Our process includes scanning the shipping label last to ensure that the packing list, products scanned and packed, plus the shipping label are all 100% accurate. The ability to cut down on shipping errors saves us time and money everyday.

After extensive searching we discovered GroovePacker and their unique approach to this set of requirements. The application fits our needs perfectly and the total cost to integrate and the monthly fees are very reasonable. We spent approximately a total of $500 per workstation to get the hardware that was needed to do scanning and packing at each station. There are more expensive solutions but they are much harder to integrate and manage with less flexibility.

The most important piece of our decision was realized when we experienced the superior level of skill and dedication provided by the support staff at GroovePacker. We quickly found out that there is a core philosophy for forming a true partnership by ensuring a dedicated team of engineers focused on our success. What I firmly believe in is excellent customer support and how valuable it is to ensuring our overall success. The team at GroovePacker is brilliant from the start-up phase all the way to ongoing support and assistance for questions that come up along the way.

If the GroovePacker solution fits your existing solution and internal processes I highly recommend that you get started with a free 30-day trial.

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