Pick Lists

Explains what pick lists are, how to print them, what customization options are available, and other important notes.

Pick Lists are documents that list what items need to be picked from your warehouse, and in what quantity. 

Sample of ShipStation's Pick List

Product Pick List Example

This pick list has all options enabled, is summarized by SKU, and items are ordered by # of items (most to least). 

ShipStation's Pick Lists include: 

  • Item SKUs

  • Item Name

  • Warehouse Location

    ShipStation pulls this value from the Product Details > Shipping > Warehouse Location field.

  • Quantity Required, per item and total

  • Order numbers for each item

  • Item image thumbnails, if available

  • The date and time the list was printed

Print a Pick List

You can print a Pick List from several locations in ShipStation.

The Orders or Shipments tab is likely the most efficient option for printing a Pick List since you can select multiple orders or shipments and all items will be included in the Pick List.

Select one or more orders or shipments, click the Print button, then choose Pick List.

Orders Tab Print Menu

V3 Orders tab with red arrow pointing to print menu with drop-down options revealed

Shipments Tab Print Menu

V3 Shipping tab, arrow points to Print menu and menu options shown in drop-down

To print a Pick List for an individual order, use the Print menu in either the Orders grid Shipping Sidebar or the Print menu in the Order Details window.

Orders Grid Sidebar

V3 Orders tab shipping sidebar. Red box highlights the Print menu with its dropdown options.

Order Details Print Menu

V3 Order Details, red arrow points to Print menu dropdown with Pick List option selected

Open the Order Details screen by clicking on an order number or double-clicking an order in the Orders grid.

To print a Pick List for an individual shipment on an order, use the Print menu in the Shipment Details screen.

Shipment Details Print Menu

Shipment Detail Print menu with Pick List option highlight.

Open the Shipment Details screen by clicking on a shipment number or double-clicking a shipment in the Shipments grid.

Customize Your Pick Lists

ShipStation pick lists have a few options for customizations, located in the Pick List Document Options.

Pick List Document Options

Pick lists provide a list of items including SKUs, Descriptions (Item Names from the orders), Warehouse Location, and quantity. Use pick lists if you need a list of all the items to pick for a set of orders, which you can then sort into their corresponding shipments later. The options for pick lists allow you to choose how your pick lists appear.

Pick List Printing Setup popup. Options include: Summarize By, Order Items by, Product Images, Order Number, Product SKU

Pick list Document Options are account-wide settings.

Options

Details

Summarize By

Allows you to consolidate the same items into a single row with the total quantity or list each item needed individually. 

Options are: 

  • SKU

  • Name

  • SKU and Name

  • Do not summarize items (list each item individually)

Order Items By

Determines the sequence the items print on the pick list. 

Options are: 

  • SKU

  • Name

  • # of items

  • Warehouse location

  • Warehouse location then SKU

Product Images

Allows you to show or hide item thumbnail images, if they are available. 

Order Number(s)

Allows you to show or hide the order numbers associated with each product. 

Product SKU

Allows you to use the product SKU assigned in ShipStation rather than the SKU imported from the selling channel, if they are different.

Notes About Pick Lists

  • When printing a pick list for an order or multiple orders, ShipStation will include all items on the selected order(s) on the Pick List, regardless of whether multiple shipments exist on the orders.

  • When printing a pick list for a shipment or multiple shipments, ShipStation will include only the items on the selected shipments. If additional shipments exist on an order, but are not selected when you print the pick list, those items will not be included on the pick list.

  • For product image thumbnails to appear on pick lists when that document option is enabled, the image URL for the product must either be present in the Product Record or have been included in the order data sent from the selling channel. 

  • Enabling product images for pick lists may cause ShipStation to take longer creating the pick list when a large number of orders or shipments is selected. 

Pick Lists Legacy Layout

If you are using ShipStation's Legacy Layout, follow the instructions below to print Pick Lists.

Print Pick Lists

There are several locations within the ShipStation App where you can print out a Pick List.

The Orders or Shipments tab is likely the most efficient option for printing a Pick List since you can select multiple orders or shipments and all items will be included in the Pick List.

Orders/Shipments Tab Print Menu

Arrow points to Print dropdown. Red box highlights Pick List option.

Select one or more orders from the Order grid (or shipments from the Shipment Grid), then click on Print in the action menu and select Pick List.

Order Sidebar Print Menu

Red arrow points to Print dropdown menu on Order Details page. Red box shows Pick List selected.

Open the Order Sidebar by selecting an order in the Orders grid.

Label Batch Summary Pop-up

Label Batch Status summary pop-up. Red arrow points to, Other Documents, drop-down menu.

This menu will appear when you start processing a batch.