The Multi-Tote pick method is ideal for picking multi-item orders at the same time in location order.
You'll need to use a picking trolley that can fit several totes on it - depending on what your typical orders size & makeup are will drive what size tote is best for your operation.
We would recommend to have colour coordinated totes for each level on the trolley:
With a colour coordinated barcode identifier (e.g. Red-Tote-1 / Blue-Tote-1) as well:
Organizing & naming the totes like this will make it much easier & quicker for the picker to identify which totes the they need to place the items in.
Create Multi-Tote Batch & Assign to Mobile User
To create a multi-tote picking batch - navigate to Picking > Manage Batches > Create New Batch
Choose the warehouse / client / courier / product filters as normal required.
For Multi-Tote picking you may find the multi-line only filter useful:
You can make two default setting changes depending on how you most uses mobile batches:
- Change your default batch landing tab to assign to mobile users by going to Settings > User Settings > Picking Defaults > Batch page default tab
- Change your mobile batch type default setting if you regularly use one type of mobile batch over others -Settings > User Settings > Mobile Defaults or see guide Setting Default Mobile Batch Type
Now when the batch has been created, navigate to the Mobile Tab & make sure the picking type is correct (bulk or bulk paperless) and choose the user you want to assign the batch to (you can assign to a specific picker or assign to an open "All" pool)
Picking a Multi-Tote Batch on the App
Navigate to Batch Picking:
Select the batch you want to pick - anything with a green square has been allocated to an open "All" pool - the first user to select the batch will get automatically assigned.
Multi tote type batches have a blue badge to identify them:
For multi tote you will need to scan the first item:
Then for the first item on that order it will ask to scan an empty tote:
Then when you pick the next item - if it belongs to an existing order - it will tell you which tote to put that item in and scan to confirm:
Now just repeat all item & tote scans as directed until the batch is complete:
The batch is now ready for packing / despatching
Packing / Despatching Items for Multi-Tote Picks
Once the goods have been successfully scanned & picked on the app - to start the packing / despatch process for the items, at a pack station navigate to Picking > Order Picking
Search using tote automatically
If you want to automatically scan by tote barcode for every batch - then you can set this by navigating to
Settings > User Settings > Picking Defaults > Scan Batch > Default Search By Tote Number
The system will now ask you to scan barcodes for the stock picked in the tote.
Where an order contains more than one SKU line - the system will show you the additional items that need to be scanned.
In our example below, i need to find & scan 1 x A1 Test shirt & 1 x Coffee in the bulk trolley to complete the order;
Printing Courier Label & Despatch Note / Invoice
Once you have scanned all items successfully for an order, you will have an option to create shipment and finally print despatch note to ship the customer:
Auto Print Options
You can setup the system to automatically print courier labels & paperwork by going to:
1. For Despatch paperwork:Settings > User Settings > Picking Defaults > Bulk Picking - Auto Print Despatch Note
2. For Courier label:Settings > User Settings > Picking Defaults > Automatically Request Courier Label on Scan Actions Page
You will need to be running our automatically printing courier tool: