How to Request Routing Summary


In order to request a routing summary for a new vendor you have connected with you’ll need to provide the routing guide from the Retailer. The following steps will help with the requesting process.


Step 1:

Please review the routing guide and your retail contact to collect answers to the following questions.

  • Who is the preferred shipper?

  • Is this to ship internationally?

  • Is DCL going to do the routing?

  • Collect or Prepaid?

  • Are the shipments going to be LTL or parcel shipments?  

  • Is double stacking of pallets going to be required?

  • Do we need to ship display packs?

  • EDI Direct or non-EDI connection?

    • If non-EDI connection, will it be a third-party supplier or modified API files?

Step 2:

Send an email request, with the above information plus the routing guide, to your account manager.

Step 3:

Your account manager and the DCL team will create a routing guide summary checklist to review with you. You’ll need to approve and sign a copy. If corrections are needed your account manager will reach out with modifications to be approved by you.

Step 4:

Internal training with the DCL fulfillment team to ensure they can execute to the summary routing guide checklist.