A shipping cutoff time can be configured if you regularly create shipping labels today for packages that will be picked up or dispatched on a future date. This is helpful if you continue printing shipping labels over weekends, holidays, or after a shipment cutoff time (carrier pickup) during normal shipping workdays.

The future shipping date you choose will be the date when those shipments are included in the created manifest.

Shipment Cutoff Time

For shipments created after a shipping cutoff or carrier pickup time:

  • Use the "time of day" as the criteria and choose your cutoff time

  • Use "set shipping date" as the action

  • Use "add_days 1" as the parameter value

Weekend Shipping

For weekend shipping, set up two separate shipping rules, each using "Day of the week" as the criteria.

Friday

Shipments created on Friday after a shipping cutoff time (carrier pickup time) which will be picked up on Monday:

  • Use "time of day" and "day of the week" equals Friday as the criteria

  • Use "set shipping date" as the action

  • Use "add_days 3" as the parameter value

Saturday

Saturday shipments that will be shipped on Monday:

  • Use "day of the week" equals Saturday as the criteria

  • Use "set shipping date" as the action

  • Use "add_days 2" as the parameter value

Sunday

Sunday shipments that will be shipped on Monday:

  • Use "day of the week" equals Saturday as the criteria

  • Use "set shipping date" as the action

  • Use "add_days 1" as the parameter value

Holiday Shipping

For holiday shipments, create a shipping rule that you can activate and deactivate on holidays. Adjust the criteria as needed and set action parameters to the next business day.

Our best practice recommendation is to make daily manifestation of shipments a part of your shipping policy each day, regardless of whether any shipping dates have been future dated. This ensures that all shipments are always accounted for on pickup.

Note: If no shipments exist with the current days shipping date, you'll see a message for "No shipments were found to manifest."

If you have additional questions or require assistance, please contact SKULabs support.

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