Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

ASN (Advance Shipment Notification/Notice)

A document transmitted (email/ EDI) to a consignee in advance of delivery, detailing the contents of a shipment and key information about shipping mode and dates. Within the ANSI X-12 message standards this is known as an 856 message.

What is ASN (Advance Shipment Notification/Notice)?

An Advanced Shipping Notification/Notice (ASN) is a document that provides details of a pending delivery to a customer when delivery occurs, notifying him about the physical characteristics of the shipment. The notice includes all the information about the shipment and its contents.