There are two options for packing products to be sent to an Amazon Fulfilment Centre:
Please note that a shipment can consist of either Individual Items or Case-Packed Items. If your inventory includes both, they will need to be sent in separate shipments.
The inventory you send to Amazon may be split into multiple shipments assigned to different Fulfilment Centres based on the product size and category and other fulfilment network factors, such as special product storage and handling requirements at the Fulfilment Centre.
Yes. Our Premium Placement Programme is a paid
inventory placement service that enables you to send your eligible shipments to
the fulfilment centres of your choice. Once you are registered to the
Programme, all your eligible shipments are sent to these fixed fulfilment
Please note that certain products, including Apparel, Jewellery, Shoes, Media, oversize and products with special preparation or handling requirements (such as “Hazmat”) may still need to be shipped to other locations.
When you create a new shipping plan through the “Actions > Send > Replenish inventory” option in the “Manage Inventory” page of your Seller Account or you work on an existing shipping plan which has not yet been completed, you are guided through the preparation of your shipment to an Amazon Fulfilment Centre and prompted to select one of the following delivery methods:
Fulfilment by Amazon Shipping and Routing Requirements apply to all boxes shipped to Amazon Fulfilment Centres whether by Small Parcel Delivery or Pallets. Please read these requirements carefully to ensure your shipment is successfully received into the Fulfilment Centre.
Once you have chosen your shipping method and you ship to us with any common carrier, you will be then able to enter the following references received from your carrier in order to enable tracking of your items in-transit:
To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend you use a reputable carrier company to deliver shipments on your behalf. Private domestic vehicles are not allowed to make deliveries to Amazon's Fulfilment Centres.
Amazon is constantly looking for ways to help Sellers be more successful and make Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) as simple and cost effective as possible to use. Amazon recently introduced its Partnered Carrier Programme (PCP), which gives FBA Sellers access to preferred transportation rates to ship inventory (in parcels only) into Amazon Fulfilment Centres (FC).
Benefits to Sellers of participating in the Partnered Carrier Programme (PCP) include:
Further details about Amazon’s Partnered Carrier Programme (PCP) can be found here .
When you create a new shipping plan through the “Actions > Send > Replenish inventory” option in the “Manage Inventory” page of your Seller Account or you work on an existing shipping plan which has not yet been completed, you are guided through the preparation of your shipment to an Amazon Fulfilment Centre and prompted to generate shipping labels. For a Small Parcel Delivery, you must print shipping labels (one per box) , containing the destination address and return address, to be affixed to the outside of each sealed box in addition to the carrier label.
For a Less-Than-Truckload shipment, you must print box labels (one per box) and place them on the outside of each box so that they will be visible when unpacking the pallet at the Fulfilment Centre. In addition, pallet labels must be affixed to the top-centre of all four sides of each stretch-wrapped pallet.
Adhesive blank labels can be found at most office supply stores or you can purchase them online on Amazon websites.
No. Sellers with shipments that originate from overseas will need to arrange the import and customs clearance of the shipment and then arrange for the delivery to our facility. Amazon may not be used as the consignee, importer of record or final address when shipping from overseas.
Less than truckload (LTL) or Pallet shipments require delivery appointments. Otherwise, the Fulfilment Centre may refuse to accept the shipment.
To schedule a delivery appointment with the Fulfilment Centre, you must download the Fulfilment by Amazon Booking Form, fill it out and e-mail it to your carrier. You will need the PO Number to complete the form. You can locate the PO number as well as other shipment information on the “Shipping Queue” page of your Amazon Seller Account. Your carrier will send the completed form by e-mail to the desired Fulfilment Centre and they will respond to your carrier within 24 hours to determine the best delivery time.
Most carriers assume limited liability for damage or loss in transit depending on the cause. If your units are damaged, we recommend filing a damage claim with your carrier. Amazon is not responsible for damage during shipment to a Fulfilment Centre.