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Hazmat shipping on SKULabs
Hazmat shipping on SKULabs
Updated over a week ago

Shipping hazardous materials or dangerous goods can be daunting but we're here to help make it as simple, safe, and easy as possible.

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Starting July 1st, just using physical stickers on USPS packages will not be compliant. All HAZMAT packages must be separated from all other packages and presented in a container marked "HAZMAT", labels must show the "H" symbol in the top left of the label and data must be submitted electronically using the strategies below:
If you only ship one class of hazardous materials, shipping hazmat can be as easy as tagging an item! Most of our options surround identifying hazmat items with tags and creating shipping rules which automate changes to the interface, shipping options, and Hazmat types.

  1. Set up an item tag such as "Hazmat", then search your catalog and tag any products which may be hazardous material (i.e. Lithium / battery / etc).

  2. Use shipping rules with the "item tag" criteria and "set order tag" action to automatically tag and even warn users with a "Hold - Potential Hazmat Violation" order tag.

  3. Use shipping rules with the "item tag" criteria and "set hazmat" actions to automatically assign a specific hazmat classification based on tags.

  4. Alternatively, just flag any potentially hazmat products and set the hazmat option to "Packer must choose" to manually select how to classify each package like you might have been doing in your previous desktop shipping software.

  5. Use shipping rules to set up dry ice shipping with "Set Dry Ice" actions and other dry ice options.

  6. Make use of shipping audits to view costs and alternative methods for any shipments created and review/prevent any hazardous shipments going on a different method.

If you ship multiple classes of hazmat in the same packages, contact support for more advanced configuration assistance like "ships separately", packaging memorization, automatic order holds, and separate processing pipelines to prevent mistakes.

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These documents contain mandatory information you're required to understand and have agreed to follow in association with your contracts with each carrier. If you have doubts about the information in these documents, please contact support and we can get your representative or our partner manager involved to help you avoid an incident.

If you need help with shipping hazardous or dangerous goods, contact support and either our team or our partner managers can help.

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