Advanced Shipping Notice or ASN represents a document providing detailed information about the shipment and delivery of a product. ANS is a method to inform the customer about the physical characteristics and status of the order. An ASN nowadays consists of the number of units, weight of the package, and the package components.
What is the utility of ASN (Advanced Shipping Notice)
The notice gives a chance to the receiver to remain prepared with the money or method of payment. Companies do not want customers to miss the delivery, so they also update the timings to deliver on time. The ID and other details can also be used in case of an error in delivery or when a buyer wishes to return the package.
The EDI X12 system is known as the EDI 856 document. The EDIFACT equivalent is the DESADV (Dispatch Advice) message. The ASN enables the sender to describe the contents and configuration in various detail levels and provides an ordered flexibility to convey information.
How to send ANS advanced shipping notice using eBridge Connections software: