Your 3PL is shipped with a few default auto billing features by default. One of the most commonly used one is automatically calculating number of cartons, packs or bags picked in a shipment. This guide explains how this works.
There are 5 key words that are used in Y3PL system in setting up a billing item UOM:
Let's use an example to show how this billing system work
For example, we have an inventory item, with 3 UOMs:
Since Bag works exactly like Pack, we will be using Pack as a inner carton measure. We do NOT recommend to have bag and pack under the same SKU.
We also have the following billing items set up:
Note the UOM for each billing item matches exactly as above.
Lastly, we have a billing activity to be charged every time an order is shipped:
Now, if we have an order requires 60 units of this item, after fulfillment, the billing is calculated as the following:
As shown above, because 60 units are just 5 cartons, so no pack is "picked". SKU picked is the total item lines of this order. And common order fee is always set to 1 for a shipment.
If we have an order requires 64 units of this item, after fulfillment, the billing is calculated as:
The system will know that the warehouse picked 5 cartons (60 units) and then had 4 units left, which equal to 2 packs.
If an inventory SKU has no "Carton" UOM, only "Pack" or "Bag", the system will try to convert total picked to either Pack or Bag.