Creating Packaging Groups & Types

Overview
Packaging in Linnworks is defined by two terms; Packaging Groups and Packaging Types.
A Packaging Group is used as a container to link together similar Packaging Types into a single collection. The Packaging Type is used to break the group down into individual items to control the size and weight of items than can be dispatched within a single package.

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Creating Packaging Groups

To create a new Packaging Group:

  1. Select Shipping
  2. Select Packaging Groups
  3. Click the Add New button
  4. Edit the Name of the Packaging Group by double clicking on the cell in the row
  5. Edit the Prevalence for the new Packaging Group by double clicking on the cell in the row

Once you have created a Packaging Group, you can then start adding Packaging Types

Creating Packaging Types

To create new Packaging Types

  1. Select the Packaging Group you want to add types to
  2. Click the button in the Packaging Types column
  3. Click the Add New button
  4. Give the new Packaging Type a name and specify the following
    • From Weight and To Weight: The inclusive weight range that the packing type is designed to handle
    • Packaging Weight: The weight of the packaging;this is added to the order items weight to calculate an overall order weight that is submitted to a courier for the consignment weight
    • Width, Height, Depth: The overall maximum dimension for the packaging type
It's a good idea to create a range of packaging types within the same group, so that Linnworks can automatically assign the best packaging type to the order

Deleting Packaging Groups & Types

To delete a Packaging group:

  1. Select the Packaging Group you want to Delete
  2. Click the Delete button

All the Packaging Types assigned to that Packaging Group will also be deleted, and any orders assigned to that group will be reverted to the Default packaging group.

To delete a Packaging Type

  1. Select the Packaging Group you want to delete Packaging Types from
  2. Click the button in the Packaging Types column
  3. Select the one or multiple (Ctrl+ Left Click) packaging Types that you want to delete
  4. Click the Delete Button

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