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Reference Numbers vs. Tags vs. Customers

How to associate a shipment in Terminal49 with your internal data

Namita Dodeja avatar
Written by Namita Dodeja
Updated over a week ago

In order to make shipment tracking data useful for your operations, you'll want to tie your internal data to the shipments you're tracking in Terminal49. Examples of internal data include:

  • Purchase Order numbers

  • SKUs

  • Suppliers

  • Vendors

  • Team and/or team member responsible for shipment

  • Customers

What's the best way to input that data into the different fields in Terminal49?

  • If something applies to multiple shipments, you'll want to submit that as a Tag. Tags are a way to sort/filter/group multiple shipments together.

    • You can associate multiple tags with a shipment

    • You can update tags on a shipment at any time. Here is how.

  • Reference Numbers are meant to be unique to the shipment (e.g. a PO number)

    • You can associate multiple reference numbers with a shipment

  • In order to share a list of shipments/containers with an external party, like a customer or vendor, you should submit that info in the Customer field instead. That will allow you to create a custom view that your outside partners are able to see. This article shows you how to do it.

Need help inputting your internal data into Terminal49? Contact [email protected]!

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