Manage Shipping Containers

Overview

The Manage Shipping Containers page in Sellercloud gives you quick and easy access to all your Shipping Containers. On this page, you can:

  • View all shipping containers in your Sellercloud account
  • Use search filters to show only specific containers
  • Save your filters to effortlessly repeat searches
  • Sort the list of containers based on different columns
  • Show or hide data columns from the list
  • Perform individual and bulk actions related to containers

Page Overview

To access your shipping containers, go to Purchasing > Shipping Containers.

There are three components to the Manage Shipping Containers page:

  • Search Filters – Search criteria used to get specific results. You can save searches for repeat use.
  • Search Results – A list of containers matching your search filters. You can sort it differently and show or hide data columns.
  • Actions – Actions related to shipping containers.

Search Filters

Filters offer multiple-choice selection lists or allow you to enter specific values. Your choices build on each other. Each subsequent choice narrows the scope of your search results further and affects what the page displays. You can add as many filters as you like or none at all.

There are Default filters that are always displayed and Custom filters that you can display manually by clicking the Add filter button and selecting a filter from the list. To remove a custom filter from the page, click the Trash icon next to it.

After you click Search, each filter you apply gets highlighted in orange or green. If a filter is gray or not displayed at all, it’s not active. You can add or remove filters and search again at any time.

Once you have set up your filters, you can click Save View to save the search. Then, you can repeat the same search by selecting it from the Saved Views menu on the top right.

For a list of all filters and their descriptions, see the Filter Descriptions.

Search Results

The search results display a list of shipping containers matching your search criteria, with data columns showing various container details.

You can add, remove, and even reorder data columns. To do so, click the three dots icon at the top right and select Customize Columns.

Now you can:

  • Reorder columns by dragging them vertically in the list
  • Hide columns by clicking the Trash icons
  • Add columns by clicking Add column

You can also sort the shipping containers list in a different order based on a specific column using the Sort by drop-down menu.

For a list of all data columns and their descriptions, see the Column Descriptions.

Actions

The Manage Shipping Containers page also has actions for container management.

The Actions icon is located on the bottom right of the page. By default, it is a green plus icon that allows you to create a new shipping container. When you select containers from the search results by checking the boxes to their left, the icon turns blue. Once it’s blue, you can click it to manage all selected containers.

You can use the search to find a specific action quickly. Click the Star icon next to any frequently used action to pin it to the top of the actions list for quick access.

Some of these actions will display a notification at the bottom of the screen when used, telling you that a Queued Job has been created. You can click the link to the queued job to view it. Make sure to refresh the page to update the job’s Status.

For a list of all actions and their descriptions, see the Action Descriptions.

Descriptions

This section lists and defines all available elements on the Manage Shipping Containers page. This includes the search filters, the columns that display container data and let you sort results and the actions you can perform on selected containers.

Filter Descriptions

See the following tables for all Default/Custom filters and their descriptions.

Default Filters

FilterDescription
Container IDShow only specific shipping containers by their unique Container ID.
Container NameShow only specific containers by Container Name.
VendorShow only containers with POs from one or more specific Vendors.
POShow only containers with specific POs, searching by PO ID.
PO DescriptionShow only containers with specific text in their description.
SKUShow only containers with one or more specific SKUs.
ReceivedShow only containers with one or more receiving status values: Fully Received, Partially or Fully Received, Partially Received, None or Partially Received, or Not Received.

Custom Filters

FilterDescription
Container StatusShow only containers with one or more specific Container Status values: Saved, Ordered, Pending, Received, or Completed.
Created OnShow only containers created within a specific time range.
ETA PortShow only containers whose estimated time of shipping port arrival is within a specific time range.
Estimated Arrival DateShow only containers expected to arrive at the warehouse within a specific time range.
Invoice NumberShow only specific shipping containers by their unique Invoice #.
Is Cost AppliedShow containers based on whether the Container Cost has been applied or not.
Is ExportedShow only containers that are or are not marked as Exported.
Order Source/SPO #Show only specific shipping containers by their unique Order Source/SPO #.
PortShow only containers arriving at one or more specific shipping ports.
Received DateShow only containers received within a specific time range.
Shipped On DateShow only containers shipped within a specific time range.
Shipped On Date RangeShow only containers shipped within specific predefined time periods.
Shipping StatusShow only containers with one or more Shipping Status values: Arrived, Not Arrived, Shipped, Not Shipped, or Receiving Errors.
Vessel NumberShow only specific shipping containers by their Vessel Number.
WarehouseThe warehouse where the container is expected to arrive.

Column Descriptions

See the following table for all data columns and their descriptions.

ColumnDescription
Container IDThe shipping container’s unique identifier.
Vendor NameThe Vendor associated with the first line item in the container.
Container NameThe container’s name.
ETA PortThe shipping vessel’s estimated arrival time at the shipping port.
Port NameThe name of the shipping port where the container is expected to arrive.
Created OnThe date when the container was created.
Shipped OnThe date when the creator was shipped.
ETAThe container’s estimated time of arrival at the warehouse.
Received OnThe date when the container was received at the warehouse.
Total QtyThe total product unit quantity in the container.
Total ReceivedThe total received quantity.
Total CostThe total cost of all products in the container.
StatusThe value of the Container Status field: Saved, Ordered, Pending, Received, or Completed.
Is ExportedThe Exported status: Exported or Not Exported.
Is Cost AppliedIndicates whether the Container Cost has been applied or not.
Invoice NumberThe Invoice # associated with the container.
Shipping CostThe total Shipping Cost of the container.

You can show or hide these columns by clicking the three dots in the top right and selecting Customize Columns. To sort results based on these columns, use the Sort by menu.

Action Descriptions

See the following tables for all actions and their descriptions.

ActionDescription
Create ContainerCreate a new shipping container.
DeletePermanently delete a container.
Receive ContainersMark all items in the selected containers as fully received at the warehouse. This action sets the Container Status to Received and updates the Received On date and any Received item quantities. The received inventory will appear in the selected warehouse, and the relevant POs will also update their Status to Partially Received or Fully Received and reflect any Received item quantities.
Export To ExcelExport information about the selected containers to a spreadsheet.
Export To Excel With ItemsExport information about the selected containers to a spreadsheet. This option also includes item information, each on a different row.
Mark ArrivedSet the Shipping Status of the selected containers to Arrived to indicate they arrived at the shipping port.
Mark Not ArrivedSet the Shipping Status of the selected containers to Not Arrived to indicate they have not arrived at the shipping port.
Set Containers StatusUpdate the selected containers’ Container Status field to Saved, Ordered, Pending, Received, or Completed.
Create Vendor InvoicesCreates Vendor Invoices for all POs in the selected containers.
Mark ExportedSet the Exported status of the selected containers to Exported.
Mark Un-ExportedSet the Exported status of the selected containers to Not Exported.
Export Via PluginExport the selected containers using a custom Container Export plugin.

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