What is a notification?

The term notification, in short form notification, is understood as an announcement of a collection or delivery. This means that the forwarding agent makes an appointment by phone or in writing before the delivery of the goods. The shipping notification is not comparable with shipping documents, as they arrive with the goods at the same time. Notification is made in advance and gives preliminary information about the arriving goods.

A shipping notification may contain the following information:

  • Item quantity
  • Item number
  • Item weight or volume
  • Time of goods receipt

Notification is used especially in supply chains when the recipient needs information about an exact delivery time.


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