A Packing Slip is a document used in trade, where all of the items included in a shipment are listed. More specifically, Packing slips are used for describing the content of a package so that the receiver of an order can confirm that they got everything a shipper has sent them. The document is created by a seller or a shipper and they then accompany the goods inside the delivery package. The purpose of the document is to inform a buyer about which goods were delivered. They can be used regardless of the way a package is delivered. A free Packing Slip template is available for download below or you can make your own using our online form builder.
To understand the difference between these two terms, it is better to start with defining each one of them. As stated above, a packing slip is presented as a list of all items included in the package. A shipping label is a document that contains all of the information that a carrier needs to deliver the order sufficiently. Regarding this, the differences between the documents stated above are:
Packing slips can be used as shipping labels, but in this case, a carrier will have to create a shipping label themselves which can increase the shipping cost.
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