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How Do I Add Custom References to a Shipment?

Custom references allows you to set and manage your own reference information on a shipment (e.g. a PO number or batch number).

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Custom references allows you to set and manage your own reference information on a shipment (e.g. a PO number or batch number). Your Flexport team will need to enable the Custom References feature in order for you to use it. If you’re interested in setting up this feature, please reach out to your Flexport Operations team.

Custom references are organized as pairings of keys (e.g. “PO”) and values (e.g. “123456”). Key are added internally by Flexport, work with your Flexport Operations team to ensure that the right keys are set up for your account.

Once these have been set up, you can add custom references to a shipment by navigating to the Shipment Details tab on the shipment page and using the Shipment Reference section. By clicking Edit, you will see a modal that allows you to add, remove, or edit the custom references of the shipment. Type each reference into the text field and press enter after each reference to finalize them.

Once custom references are added to a shipment, they will appear on the shipment details page, as well as next to the name of the shipment on the dashboard and the shipment list.

Once custom references are added to a shipment, they will appear on the shipment details page, as well as next to the name of the shipment on the dashboard and the shipment list.

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