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Jan 09, 2020
Shipping marks are normally used by factories, logistics companies, customs and warehouses to identify the content of export cartons as well as its origin and destination. They are essential to ensure proper handling of cargoes and smooth transportation through borders. Misspelled marks and labels, however, can cause, in worst case scenario, huge transit delays that could badly affect the profitability of a product, also resulting in a negative impact on an entire supply chain.
What to Do to Prevent Suppliers from Mixing up Labelling
Clearly understanding the importance of shipping marks and knowing how to label cartons for international transit and warehousing can be a good start to prevent and address future setbacks and unpleasant import experiences.
Sending suppliers a checklist that includes standards and artwork for packaging, labels and shipping marks, can help reduce the risks of misspells, wrong information, unreadable barcodes, etc.
Generally, the key points to be included in the information provided to the factory are,
Shipping mark check is included in the general criteria of V-Trust pre-shipment inspections and here are the most common problems on shipping marks we’ve found during inspections,
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