When using an integrated carrier, electronic manifests will automatically be created based on the shipping consignments generated as part of the pack stage of order processing. Manifests can then be submitted to the carrier via your control panel when the carrier picks up your freight. In most cases the carriers will also request a printed copy of the manifest.
Pro Tip: Best practice is to submit your manifest only after the goods have been accepted by the carrier. Submitting a manifest is not a method of alerting the carrier that a pick up is required, so you will still need to book pickups in your usual manner. Once submitted you cannot edit or delete consignments from a manifest.
Important: Most carriers will bill you based on the contents of your manifest (so it’s important to check your manifests before submitting).
A Shipping Manifest is a document that is made up of one or more shipping consignments. The manifest contains information that is used by the carrier to invoice you for freight services, and also to track the delivery of consignments. Manifests are automatically created for a carrier when a relevant consignment is generate for an order.
To submit a Shipping Manifest, go to Shipping > View All Manifests > Pending Manifests
You will be presented with a list of pending manifests. Click on the Manifest ID number to open it.
You must ensure that all information is correct, as this information is used by the carrier to invoice you. Print your manifest to give to your Shipping Carrier. Once your good have been accepted by your Shipping Carrier, Submit your Manifest to your Carrier.