"Cartonisation" refers to the division of an "outer" or "parent" consignment (for example, a pallet) into "inner" or "child" consignments ("cartons"). These are then linked to the parent for tracking purposes.
The setup for Delivery Tracker is the "Click and Collect" model, where the status(es) of the parent is applied to all the children.
A child consignment can have only one parent consignment.
Cartonisation allows labels and manifests to be generated for two independent legs of a journey, for separate carriers that have no relationship, and for the consignments to be tracked over both legs.
The first leg of the journey is the delivery of the parent and child consignments to the seller's central distribution centre by a carrier or retailer fleet vehicle.
The second leg is the tracked transit of the child consignments to local stores, and "delivery" is the consumer collection.
The parent/child linking means that a store receipt for the parent and its subsequent cartonisation can be used as events to trigger e-mails for all the children, so that the associated consumers are notified when their packages can be picked up.
For instructions about cartonising a consignment, see Cartonisation ('Parent' and 'Child').