All Cahoot Users
Print More Shipping Labels in Cahoot
By popular demand, you can now create nearly all your Shipping Labels for Amazon.com orders in Cahoot, meaning you can side-line your Amazon.com orders in your other systems and rely on Cahoot for the best humanless shipping labels every time.
We’ve removed most of the self-imposed early restrictions that were preventing you from taking advantage of our humanless shipping label creation, Shipment Insights, and Amazon A to Z Claims protection for more of your orders. But more importantly, this new workflow enables you to work more efficiently by printing a very specific minority of orders outside of Cahoot, (only those that are not optimizable), and Cahoot will now automatically handle visibility of the right orders at the right time.
What does that mean? There are only a few temporary exceptions to being able to print 100% of Amazon.com orders in Cahoot: Cahoot will continue to exclude orders with multiple line items and orders shipping to non-contiguous 48 states, international, or PO/APO addresses at this time. Given these are in the vast minority of order types for most merchants, only a small percentage of your Amazon.com orders will need to be created in your other systems.
Reminder: Cahoot already identifies orders that can be shipped cheaper through the carrier directly vs. through Amazon Buy Shipping and adds the Order Tag, “Cahoot Suggested Service is Not Available from Amazon”, which makes them available to be printed manually direct through the carrier. Cahoot is the only system on the market that offers this level of intelligence, and it can save you dollars per order compared to purchasing the label through Buy Shipping, so please take advantage of it for non-Prime orders.
Continuous Automatic Label Generation
Previously, shipping labels for unoptimized orders containing approved Package Data were automatically created in bulk once per day, while optimized orders (including Optimized orders) would have shipping labels automatically created continuously throughout the day. We’ve removed this constraint so that all eligible orders will now have shipping labels created automatically by Cahoot throughout the day until your defined Same Day Shipping Cutoff Time (2p local time by default; Note: Cahoot can take up to 30 minutes after the cutoff time for labels to be created automatically).
Simply use the Bulk Print Page throughout the day to keep printing humanless shipping labels and use the Failed Automatic Labels section on the dashboard to create the labels manually by failure type (Invalid Address, Missing Package Data, etc.).
Orders that come in after your defined Same Day Shipping Cutoff Time will automatically advance to tomorrow’s Automatic Label Generation queue, but you can always use the available filters to create tomorrow’s labels today. Contact Support if you wish to change your Same Day Shipping Cutoff Time to allow Cahoot to continue to create labels automatically until later in the work day.
Late day and evening orders will still be pooled for optimization early the next business day.
Improved Label Generation Workflow
A new and improved workflow reduces clicks and enables faster label creation. Creating a manual label automatically adds the label to the Bulk Print queue (and Automatic Label Generation), and loads the next order for label creation. New Previous/Next links on the Create Label page support fast review of full order details.
Adding Package Data for a SKU in Cahoot will automatically apply the Package Data to all orders affected that day, automatically recalculate rates across all of the carriers, services, and locations that you support, and automatically create the best labels for all of the orders containing that SKU in bulk. Enter package data once and see the number of humanless labels that Cahoot creates for you. Very soon, you may never have to generate labels manually again.
Never Miss the On-time Order Delivery SLA
Do you ever accidentally create a shipping label that is estimated to arrive after the Amazon Latest Deliver By Date? Not anymore…start protecting those On-time Delivery performance metrics with this new feature. The new Self-service Shipping Label Generation screen will now warn you when the service you’re selecting for an order falls outside of the Amazon delivery date range. You can still create the label if you wish, but you should at least know that it could be delivered late.
UPS Mail Innovations Shipping Label Support
Let our Support Team know that you have a UPS MI account and we’ll configure your Cahoot account to automatically create all the UPS MI shipping labels for you when it’s the least expensive service that will deliver on time.
OnTrac Shipping Label Support
Configure your Amazon Seller Central or Vendor Central account to create OnTrac labels and schedule pickups, and Cahoot will automatically create the shipping labels for you when it’s the least expensive service that will deliver on time. This service is great for delivering SFP orders in the 8 western-most United States. This feature is currently only supported through Amazon Buy Shipping.
SFP Shipping Template Automation
Cahoot merchants now have access to an exclusive new feature that will monitor your inventory at partner locations and automatically change Seller Fulfilled Prime Shipping Templates on your listings to ensure you do not over-sell inventory in partner regions. Now, you can maximize your Prime orders without the risk of overselling or paying exorbitant 2-day air shipping charges.
Combined with the new Prime Automation Settings, supercharge your SFP listings by updating Prime shipping regions down to the zip 3 level, (for example, you can set your Prime regions as all Zip 3s where UPS Ground can cover in 2 days from your New York and Seattle warehouse).
Note: This feature is only available to high-volume participants.
A new Inventory Summary displaying inventory quantity available in partner locations is now updated right on your Cahoot Dashboard real-time, and "View All" from this Summary to review all of the details on the new Products Report.