The Prepare shipment page helps you ship your inventory to Amazon. Follow the requirements below to help ensure safe and on-time delivery to our fulfilment centres.
Preparing the shipment to Amazon is the fifth step in the six-step shipment creation process:
On the Prepare shipment page, you can make selections regarding shipping method and carrier, and plan the number of boxes that will make up the shipments that you are preparing to send. As part of this step, you also schedule and pay for your shipment, as well as print all of the labels for your shipping boxes or pallets.
On the Prepare shipment page, you can make small modifications to your shipping plan. Your shipping fees will be automatically updated to match your revised shipping plan. There is a limit on the number of modifications you can make to a shipping plan in the Prepare shipment page. If you need to make additional changes beyond this limit, delete the shipping plan and create a new shipping plan with the correct quantity.
To delete a shipping plan, use the Delete plan button at the bottom of the Send/replenish inventory page.
To cancel a shipment, use the Delete shipment/Cancel shipment button at the bottom of the Prepare shipment page.
Closing a shipment is not the same as cancelling a shipment. A shipment is closed when all units have been received at the fulfilment centre and there is no more activity on the shipment. This status is automatically designated by the fulfilment centre system once all units have been received. Some shipments may remain in an open status pending audit, investigation, or claims for up to 90 days. You may review shipment status, identify problems, and reconcile shipments on the Reconcile tab of the Summary page.
For items packed in boxes that are individually labelled for delivery, see the Small parcel delivery (SPD) section on this page.
For boxes stacked on pallets, see the Less than or full truckload (LTL/FTL) section on this page.
Items packed in boxes for small parcel delivery or stacked on pallets for transport by truck must adhere to Amazon's Shipping and routing requirements.
Accurate box weight and dimensions are required for all shipments, even if you opt to not provide box content information in Seller Central. For more information, see Shipping and routing requirements.
Small parcel delivery (SPD) is for items packed in shipping boxes that are individually labelled for delivery. These are normally smaller shipments that are sent via DHL, UPS, FedEx or local postal services.
All boxes for small parcel delivery must:
To complete your small parcel delivery request:
Less than truckload (LTL) is for cases or boxes secured on pallets labelled for delivery. For LTL, the truck might contain shipments to other destinations. If your shipment qualifies for full truckload (FTL), the shipment will go directly to the fulfilment centre. LTL and FTL shipments require a delivery appointment. For more information, see Scheduling advanced delivery appointments.
For products shipped by truck:
To complete your less-than or full truckload request: