Tip of the Week - #057 (Use Those Numbers!!)

Keywords: 3 digit number, shipping code, shipping, Priority Dispatch

There's hardly a day goes by without someone reporting a mis-guided bag. This is because the wrong Priority Dispatch label was placed with the bag. Please, please, please, tell your bag packers to make sure they match up the UNIQUE three digit number on paging slips and bands with the Priority Dispatch label. They should all have the same 3 digit number before they are sent on their way. Using institutional names to match books with bags has proven to be fraught with errors. There are too many like sounding names and it is easy to select the wrong label. Do us all a favor (and our patrons too), match the numbers!