An Inbound Shipment (also known as an Advance Shipping Notice, ASN, or Receiving Order) is a record of a shipment from a supplier (usually a vendor or factory) to a warehouse. Shipments are often associated with a Purchase Order, which represents the order that the warehouse sent to the supplier.

The Inbound Shipment contains information about the items being sent, including their individual inventory_item_ids. These IDs can be passed into the /wms-api/inventory/{inventory_item_id} endpoint for more details.

Inbound Shipment Statuses (in order of lifecycle)

openShipment record has been created and items are not yet in the warehouse.
in-transitItems are on their way to the warehouse.
receivingThe warehouse has begun the receiving process for the shipment.
receivedItems have been received in the warehouse.
cancelledShipment has been cancelled by either the warehouse or the customer.
otherStatus of the shipment can’t be determined. Often due to a custom status being used. See raw_status field for more info.