Zoho Inventory


The Packages module allows you to create and assign package slip numbers to the items in your sales orders and keep track of your consignments when they are shipped.

Packages Workflow

Package workflow

Creating packages

There are two ways in which you can create a package in Zoho Inventory.

Quick-create a package

Note: Only confirmed sales orders will be shown in the drop-down. If the sales order is in draft, please convert it to confirmed and then try associating it to a package.

Create a package from a sales order

Image showing the package creation options

New package creation page

Serial/batch tracking

Insight: To enable tracking in packages, purchase receives and sales return receipts, go to Settings > Preferences > Items. Under Advanced Inventory Tracking, choose Track in packages, purchase receives and return receipts option.

Note: You can create multiple packages for a single sales order.

Status of packages

A package goes through 3 phases - packaging of items(creation), shipment and delivery. Hence we have 3 statuses for a package. They are:

Managing your packages

Using these tools you can,

They have been covered in detail in the shipments page.

Importing your packages

Prerequisite: Before importing, ensure that the sales order and items associated with the package already exists.

To import packages into your Zoho Inventory account:

Importing option of packages

Note: From here you can download a sample file to check the proper format for upload and ensure your package file matches that format, or directly proceed to upload that file.

Import packages page

Learn in detail the steps to import a file in Zoho Inventory.

Exporting your packages

Exporting packages and shipments