What is an ASN?
An ASN is an electronic notification of an upcoming delivery sent directly from a supplier to a buyer, in advance of the shipment
An Advanced Shipping Notice (ASN) is an electronic notification of an upcoming delivery which is sent directly from a supplier or third-party logistics company to a buyer, in advance of the shipment.
The content of the ASN depends on the trading partners’ requirements, but typically includes:
- order information
- delivery date and time
- location information
- pallet codes
- product details
- physical characteristics of the delivery, such as the type of packaging, and
- information about the carrier
The ASN is sent before the shipment, followed by the invoice, after successful delivery. In many cases, ASN’s are provided by the third-party logistics company making the delivery, and most buyers won't accept a shipment without receiving an ASN.
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