This article outlines the receiving guidelines for shipments sent to Atomix. It includes information on how to properly label shipments, requirements for packaging, and the importance of providing accurate shipment details.
We encourage you to review these receiving guidelines with your manufacturers to ensure compliance and avoid any delays in the receiving process.
Table of Contents:
1. Timeline for Receiving
What dictates the timeline of a receiving shipment? How long does it take?
Our receiving timeline depends on the condition of the shipment that arrives at our dock. We strive to make receiving fast, accurate, and easy for our clients and for our team.
A shipment that is correctly input into the Atomix App, correctly labeled by the manufacturer, and arrives intact takes approximately five business days to receive.
Can I expedite my shipment?
Atomix offers the option to expedite a shipment at an additional charge, on a case-by-case basis. The shipment MUST arrive by noon in full the previous day to qualify for next day expediting.
What causes delays in receiving?
Atomix cannot receive your shipment until we have received all the inventory and information relevant to the receiving shipment. Failing to provide this information is the number one reason for delay.
For Atomix to correctly inbound your inventory, Atomix must have all data necessary (boxes and inventory labeled correctly, and warehouse shipment submitted.) Atomix must also receive all the inventory from a shipment before the receiving process begins.
How does missing information impact the cost and speed of receiving?
Please see the table below to learn about how the information you provide for a shipment can impact its receiving timeline.
Days Added to Timeline
The PO# is listed as N/A, the value 0, or missing altogether.
No additional cost
The PO# is missing from the pallets/boxes in the shipment.
No additional cost
The shipment information is missing either pallet number or carton number
$250+ $45/Hour for Atomix to re-label the containers
The shipment is larger than 15 pallets, is a truckload, or a container
No additional cost
Shipment arrives in two parts, or one later than the other.
Each part of a shipment requires 5 days for processing, which begins when it arrives at Atomix
No additional cost
The inventory in the shipment requires barcodes
2+ (depending on the number of SKUs that need barcodes)
No penalty fee, only the usual cost of barcoding items, $0.2 per barcode, and $45 per hour.
The inventory is not packed according to our guidelines (ex: loose items in box, case packs not labeled properly)
$45 per hour to re-organize and break down the shipment so that it can be received
2. Receiving Requirements
We want to make it as easy as possible for you (and for us!) to get your inventory on the shelves, and then out the door. Please review the following receiving requirements carefully, and ask your account manager if you have any questions.
Where should I send my inventory?
Please send your inventory to the address below
Atomix Logistics / [Your Company Name]
5235 S International Drive
Cudahy, WI, 53110
Contact Atomix: 414-234-3930 (ext. 3)
When can my inventory arrive?
We receive inventory between 9am and 3pm M-F.
Please Note: No Lift Gate Access - Special Request Only.
What should go in each box?
Each SKU must be packaged in its own packaging. Each box should have one SKU.
How should I have my manufacturer label my boxes?
The following information is required to be printed on each box. These fields are mandatory. Failure to provide this information will delay your shipment and may incur penalty fees.
I'd like to send a box with multiple SKUs, can I do that?
Atomix understands that not all shipments are exactly the same. If you cannot send one SKU per box, please reach out to your account manager to receive approval for an alternative packaging method.
If approved, each box must be explicitly and clearly labeled with the SKUs, which are clearly labeled and packaged together, the number of boxes per SKU, and the number of items in the respective box. This information is required in addition to the mandatory fields above.
SKUs cannot be loose or tucked into boxes. SKUs MUST be packaged, labeled, and documented.
I'd like to include some packaging with my shipment, how do I let you know?
Please make an inventory SKU for each packaging type and add those to the receiving shipment. If you'd like to send ONLY packaging, please create inventory SKUs for the packaging, and create a receiving in the app for that shipment. Receiving requirements apply to all packaging shipments.
Do my items need to be barcoded?
Yes, all inventory must be barcoded. Barcodes (UPCs) are the backbone of our verification and inventory management strategy. If inventory is not barcoded, we can provide a stickering service of barcodes for $0.25/sticker, at a rate of $45 per hour. Sending items without barcodes, even if Atomix is notified in advance, will add time to the receipt of your shipment.
What are your volume and weight restrictions?
Unless explicitly discussed with your account manager, a single pallet cannot exceed 60'' (inches) in Height (Standard Pallet Dimensions are 40''x48''x60'') and cannot exceed 2,800 pounds.
3. Box and Pallet Packaging Visual Guide
The Atomix Team will only be able to receive inventory if a Warehouse Shipment is submitted through the Atomix platform. The Warehouse Shipment is required so that we are able to properly inbound your inventory within 5 days of receiving it.
Failure to comply with these requirements leaves you subject to additional special project fees, barcode fees and delays, the value of which will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
If the Warehouse Shipment is not correctly entered in the system 5 Business Days prior to arriving at the Atomix Facility, Receiving Delays will occur until the Shipment is properly inputted to the platform.
Note: During the Onboarding Process, the Atomix team will walk you through each step. Please reach out to your Account Manager with any questions!