About to be doing shipping for first time-any advice?

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by KO By Knee, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. KO By Knee

    KO By Knee Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,919
    Likes Received:
    102
    Ive been working warehouse for about 6 months- just as a kit assembler now i'm given the chance to work shipping. It's a very small company so im gonna be the only shipper n it's constantly run on barely made deadlines around here this company truly is a mess sometimes but they treat the workers good and it's small so it's got good job security.

    I digress any tips for a firs timer in shipping? It's going to include international and it's not big quantity's but the products shipped will be very expensive/heavy.
     
  2. Anung Un Rama

    Anung Un Rama Idol of Millions Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    70,975
    Likes Received:
    71,147
    Location:
    Osgiliath
    You're looking for shipdog
     
  3. SwamiLeoni

    SwamiLeoni Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2003
    Messages:
    10,938
    Likes Received:
    1,406
    Location:
    In a UPS box
    Documentation, Documentation, Documentation. Document every movement, every reciept, every transaction. Keeping good records is critical to your company and your job security.
     
  4. 22k

    22k ベルセルク Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    31,434
    Likes Received:
    49,931
    Location:
    New York
    one single strip of scotch tape works best. trust me.
     
  5. MassDistortion

    MassDistortion You will be the last of the Mohicans!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Messages:
    2,546
    Likes Received:
    1,836
    Location:
    Tampa
    make sure you get all your international rules and regulations straight. double and triple check all your labels. I work for ups btw.
     
  6. KO By Knee

    KO By Knee Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,919
    Likes Received:
    102
    Thank you I was going to bring in a folder for all my information and also a notebook to keep track of everything as I heard this will be the case.

    I will have to study on that, good advice.
     
  7. Rico

    Rico Franklin Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2013
    Messages:
    5,780
    Likes Received:
    2,746
    Location:
    dahntahn n at
    I used to run a shipping warehouse and the only advice I can give you is to cover your own ass. Keep track of as much of what you do as you can. And double check every little thing you do. The most productive workers were always borderline OCD.
     
  8. SwamiLeoni

    SwamiLeoni Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2003
    Messages:
    10,938
    Likes Received:
    1,406
    Location:
    In a UPS box
    Fuck the notebook dude. Get yourself a small scanner and keep hard & soft copies. Trust me on this. Always error on the side of caution. Expensive products being shipped internationally can disappear and if you have the correct shipping logs, you'll be fine.

    Is anything you're shipping fall under ITAR regulations?
     
  9. KO By Knee

    KO By Knee Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,919
    Likes Received:
    102

    Well I haven't had training yet or anything so I couldn't tell you if anything falls under any regulations I do know our products wont be more then 100 pounds and will be safety equipment for oil rig companies.
     
  10. kyhu

    kyhu White Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2014
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    When lifting equipment/a package or doing a squat, ALWAYS put the weight on your heels. Never the balls of your feet.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.