Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

APC uses integrated shipping labels

APC Overnight has introduced a new integrated shipping label system to help customers to prepare and send next day deliveries.
The system uses technology from NetDespatch, and embeds parcel label information within the customer’s own label. This eliminates the need for printing, accurately matching, and attaching two separate labels to every parcel.
The top portion of the label contains the standard shipping information, with the lower section containing the picking details and any special customer-specific information. Once orders are picked, the labels are attached to the consignments in a single operation, saving time and minimising errors.
APC Demon Logistics in Hertfordshire is the first of the 125-strong nationwide network of APC Overnight depots to introduce the web-based label service. The depot’s customers simply send an automated XML format request for the APC Overnight parcel label information direct from their sales order or warehouse management systems. The customers then receive the information electronically and this is printed on the company’s own label in a single printing operation.