Do you sell beauty products, consumables or other perishable products?
Do you want to precisely control the shipment of these products, to ensure that they are sent in good condition (not expired, not defective...)?
We enable you to do this through our lot management feature 🗂️.
How to activate it?
You can contact customer service at email@example.com by requesting the activation of the lot management feature.
Please specify your choice of picking methods for your products, if any, as follows
" - B2C flow : FIFO
- B2B flow : LIFO "
How does it work ?
1. Declaration and registration of lot information
Your supplier produces your items in lots, and assigns them lot names and expiration dates.
You can declare this information to us, so that we can keep this level of detail in your inventory management.
Thus, in your stock shipment declaration (stock shipments -> send stock), you will be able to fill in the information of name/lot number + lot date (which can be the expiration date).
2. Picking methods
As a merchant, you have been able to choose the picking method that best suits your shipments:
- Either you have chosen the FIFO method: then when processing your orders, we will automatically send your items with the oldest lot date first
- Or you have chosen the LIFO method: then when processing your orders, we will automatically send your items with the latest lot date first
3. Blocking & edit
If you wish, you can correct lot information directly on your platform (inventory -> product line -> lots -> "..." button -> edit)
You can also block a lot, to prevent products from that specific lot from being sent
(inventory -> product line -> lots -> "..." button -> block)
What is the UNKNOWN_LOT ?
When we're not able to recover the lot of a given item, it is displayed as UNKNOWN_LOT.
It can happen in 2 situations :
- a missing item is found at the warehouse
- a return parcel had 2 items of the same product, but with different lots
So to sum up, whenever there is ambiguity on which lot the item belongs to, it will be associated to the UNKNOWN_LOT.
Regarding picking methods, UNKNOWN_LOT are always picked last, regardless of FIFO or LIFO strategy. So as long as there is remaining stock of items with an identified lot, these items will not be shipped.