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Packing note - What is a packing note?

Definition: A packing note is a shipping document that accompanies delivery packages, usually inside an attached shipping pouch or inside the package itself.

A packing note will include itemised details of the contents of a package.

It serves to inform all parties - including transport agencies, government authorities, and customers - about the contents of the package.

This information helps all parties deal with the package accordingly.

The contents

An itemised list of the contents in the package, details about the quantity, description, and weight of these contents. It does not include customer pricing.

A packing list is issued by the shipper and sent to the warehouse or otherwise for an accurate tally of the sent goods.