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How to Perform Actions for Bulk Shipments?

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You can now perform bulk actions for all the shipments on the shipment visibility dashboard in your AfterShip Tracking admin. Previously, you could only perform bulk actions for 20 shipments at a time, but now that limit is lifted. You can take multiple actions for all or more than 20 shipments or all shipments simultaneously.

📢 What you’ll learn

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to:

Shipment selection
Bulk actions
Progress report

Shipment selection

Go to the Shipments dashboard in the AfterShip Tracking admin

Select the tickbox for Showing 50 shipments to select all the 50 shipments displayed on the current shipment dashboard

Maximum of 50 shipments are displayed on the shipment dashboard at a time

Click Select all shipments to select all the shipments on every page of your AfterShip Tracking shipment dashboard

You can also select shipments in bulk based on specific criteria by sorting and filtering shipments by status, carrier, shipment creation date, issues, source, and more

Filter or sort shipments data
Select 50 shipments tickbox or Select all shipments based on your requirement
Take bulk actions (explained below)

Bulk actions

Once shipments are bulk selected, you can take bulk actions for the selected shipments. This means you don’t have to make the same change in each shipment individually. Instead, with this functionality, all the shipments will be automatically updated with the change by just performing it once.

Go to Add tags on the sub-header below the search bar

Enter a tag in the Search or create tags field

If the tag you’ve input is already there, it will show up in the dropdown
If the tag you’ve input is new, click Create and then Confirm

To perform more changes for the selected shipments, click More actions

Select the action you want to perform from the dropdown menu

Click Confirm

Here’s the list of actions you can perform for bulk shipments

Add tags - Create and add tags to shipments to organize, filter, and sort them more efficiently

You can add up to 10 tags at once

Mark as delivered - Change the status of the selected shipments to “Delivered”

A flag icon will appear next to the status on the dashboard, indicating the shipment is manually marked as delivered

Mark as lost - Change the status of the selected shipment to “Exception (Shipment lost)”

Mark as returned - Change the status of the selected shipments to “Exception (Returned to sender)”

Update carrier - Update the carriers of only the pending shipments out of all the shipments selected

You can update carriers a maximum of 5 times per shipment

Delete - Delete the selected shipments from the shipment dashboard. The deleted shipments will no longer be tracked in reports

Progress report

Once the bulk action is completed, there will be a progress report showing the results of the actions performed.

Here’s how it’s going to be

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Updated on: 22/03/2023

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