Amazon works with selected carriers to consolidate domestic, less-than-truckload deliveries
into our fulfillment centers. If you regularly send pallet deliveries that average between
1 to 13 pallets per delivery, then you are likely to benefit from using one of these
Benefits of the program
Carriers have daily fixed slots (including
weekends) to deliver shipments across all fulfillment centers
Carriers will book shipment deliveries on
your behalf using Carrier Central. There is no need for you to contact
the Amazon fulfillment center to book a slot. All you need to do is contact the
carrier and provide your shipment details - FBA shipment ID, destination fulfillment
center, and number of pallets, units and cartons. Note that all of these details are
mandatory for shipments going through the Preferred Carrier Program.
Carriers are familiar with our delivery
requirements and will be able to advise you accordingly.
Conditions of this program
LTL shipments must still be palletized before
being handed over to the carrier, as you already do. Pallet building for transportation to
the Amazon fulfillment centers remains your responsibility.
You need to provide the shipment details to your
carrier so that they can book an appointment via the Carrier Central. Specifically, you need
to provide your carrier with a valid FBA Shipment ID.
Transportation remains at your cost and at your
responsibility until the shipment is delivered to the Amazon fulfillment center. You remain
accountable for the payment of transport costs to the preferred carrier, and responsible for
product and transport compliance.
Note: We are only recommending our preferred
carriers to you. Participation in this program is not mandatory.
Important: As a condition for
participating in the Preferred Carrier Program, you understand and consent to the fact that,
in order to monitor their performance, the preferred carriers will share certain operational
details with Amazon on a routine basis (including the name of sellers enrolled in the program,
the departure time of the shipment, lead time and estimated delivery date).
How to register
In order to register, please complete the booking form.
Remember: The Preferred Carrier
Program is currently only appropriate for palletised shipments sent to Amazon. If you are
sending small parcels via an express carrier (e.g., DHL or Fedex) then this program would not
be suitable for you.