How to Pick, Pack, and Ship using both SKULabs and ShipStation
If you decide you'd prefer to use a combination of SKULabs and ShipStation to pick, pack, and ship your orders, the two most common workflows we've seen are as follows:
Process 1: Print labels ShipStation, scan and pick orders in SKULabs
Configure ShipStation to delay shipment notifications until your end-of-day
Print your labels in groups
Once your labels are printed, open the orders in SKULabs by scanning the order barcodes from ShipStation on your orders list.
Tip: You can scan each order and complete them one-by-one, or use the "Scan packing slips" menu option to create and start picking a batch of orders all at once.
Process 2: Pick orders in SKULabs, scan and print labels in ShipStation
Pick and pack orders within SKULabs
Scan the order barcode on packing slips to open the order on ShipStation
Print your labels
Keeping inventory in check while using ShipStation
Whatever your process is, the only requirement for SKULabs to maintain accurate inventory is determining how your team will deduct orders in Skulabs. When using Shipstation; we recommend the simple options below:
Use the Auto-Deduct feature. SKULabs will auto-deduct orders when they are marked Shipped on your sales channel and deduct inventory for you. No direct connection or configuration to ShipStation needed.
Per-scan stock deduction
Deduct inventory immediately as you scan or manually verify order items. Perfect if you plan on verifying all order items during the pick and pack process.
Use the ShipStation Integration in SKULabs. This works even with unsupported sales channels and allows SKULabs to directly import shipments as they are made on ShipStation. This supports partial shipment and offers a more robust setup but requires you keep your store names in SKULabs and ShipStation matching 1-1.