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DEAR SUPPLIER
There are many things that suppliers do (and don't do) that result in additional (and avoidable) labor at the warehouse for your fulfillment projects.  Here are instructions to send to your suppliers to avoid erroneous labor,  speed up receiving and fulfillment operations and eliminate error paths.  What's more, your fulfillment company will love you.
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Dear Supplier:

We are looking forward to working with you on the ___________________ project.
To prepare for efficient handling at the destination warehouse, would you please ensure the following?

* Bundle small units. For small items like pens, straws, wristbands, etc., bundle together in sets of _____ to avoid hand counting during the assembly process.
* Don't wrap anything that will need to be unwrapped.
* Bag and tag all apparel.
* Pack cartons single SKU per carton.
* Fully identify each carton. Each carton should have the client/project name, the product, the SKU ID for the product, the style/color, a barcode and case count for the shipment (1 of 16, etc.).
* Fully identify each pallet. Provide the number of cartons on each pallet, the pallet dimensions, and the pallet weight. Please also floor load pallets on the truck.
* Use sturdy boxes. Please use cartons that will sufficiently protect the product and be sturdy enough to re-pack and ship to ultimate destination (Note: Cartons from Asia are notoriously thin).
* Provide an ASN. Please send an Advance Shipping Notification to the warehouse for quick receipt and identification on the loading dock.
Sincerely, your valued client:
YOUR NAME HERE

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