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Shipping Conditions vs. Shipping Types

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Can someone help me understand the difference/meaning between Shipping Condition and Shipping Type on Sales Order? For example, is Shipping Condition same as service (Air, Ground, Pick-up) whereas Shipping Type is same as mode of transport (Truck, Mail, Train)?



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Shipping conditions are used to define an specific handle of the goods or even to determine a route. Since Shipping Conditions are a must have for Routing they are important for the Shipping Department.

Shipping Type are the types or ways for handle Shipments (Rail,Truck, etc) So, in order to have a best practice for Shipments you will need to re-define your routes.


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Let me be sure I understand. So, I could set up the following for example? In other words, Shipping Condition and Shipping Type should not necessarily match, rather Shipping Condition most critical from Route perspetive, whereas Shipping Type is the method as described.

SC Description

01 Standard

02 Pick-up

03 Ground

04 Express Saver

05 Air - Next Day

06 Air - 2nd Day

07 Air - 3rd Day

08 Counter to Counter

09 1st AM

10 Sat Delivery

11 Intn'l Express

12 Intn'l Economy

13 Next Day AM

ST Description

01 Truck

02 Mail

03 Train

04 Sea

05 Air

Y1 Standard

Y2 Pick Up

Y3 Ground

Former Member
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Hi Xperts,

Does shipping type depend upon the shipping condition exisitng in Delivery.If the Shipping Condition is suppose Road ,can the shipping type be Sea?

I have a Shipment created from an Inbound Delivery.The shipping type in that Delivery is blank,but shipping condition is SEA.When user created the shipment , it took the shipping condition SEA but Shipping Type ROAD.When we are trying to change that a POP-UP message is coming ,that is copy shipment tye from Delivery.If we check this indicator system does not make any changes.Cold you please advice?



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Shipping Condition

Through this, you define the system to determine shipping point and also it plays an important role in Route Determination.

Shipping Type

Through this, you define the system the mode of despatch of cargo like by Air, By Sea, By Road etc.


G. Lakshmipathi

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Shipping Condition

- General shipping strategy for the delivery of goods from the vendor to the customer

- Used to determine shipping point and route determination

Shipping type is used in transportation of goods for the shipment legs.


Hope it helps