Shipping Terms Glossary

Packing List

The Packing List is one of the most important documents you need when exporting and importing.

What is a Packing List (PL)?

An itemized list containing product details such as quantity and weight dimensions.

packing list free template

Download free template
Packing List

Is the packing list mandatory?

Yes! It is one of the most important documents you need when exporting and importing.

Why do you need a packing list?

It acts as a checklist for the exporter, customs, or other involved parties to ensure accurate packing of the shipment.

What information does a packing list include?

A good packing list should contain the following:

• Product description

• The type of package(s), e.g. box, carton, vials, etc.

• Quantity and weight dimensions

• Buyer and seller references

Commercial Invoice number and/or item number

Who prepares the Packing List?

Your factory is responsible for providing you with the Packing List.

However, you might need to help them gather the necessary information and ensure there are no mistakes or missing details.

Cristian Ungureanu

Logistics nerd and resident marketing guy of Bookairfreight. I love writing content that simplifies old-fashioned industry processes and provides solid, accurate information you can base your decisions on. Outside of logistics, I enjoy nature, hanging out with friends, electronic music and spirituality.

Say goodbye to industry jargon.

Download our free shipping terms glossary! 👊💥

Best decision you made! Check your email for our download link.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

You'll Also Love ❤️...

Take Your Logistics to the Next Level.

Sign up today for free and get access to 20% cheaper freight rates from top forwarders all over the world.

Hundreds of fast-growing e-commerce businesses are working with Bookairfreight.