On this page, you will learn about the shipping requirements that apply to small parcel deliveries to Amazon fulfillment centers.
Watch this brief video for examples of how to prepare your boxes for shipment to Amazon fulfillment centers.
How to label small parcel shipments
If you receive your inventory from your supplier on a pallet, do not assume the boxes can be used for small parcel delivery as is. The standard box and inner packing used for less than truckload (LTL) and full truckload (FTL) pallet shipments may not be able to withstand the standard shipping process for small parcel shipping, because this packing is designed for bulk pallet shipments going to brick and mortar retail stores. If these units are damaged during small parcel delivery, you may be responsible for damaged units that are not appropriately boxed and packaged to meet these standards.
If you are using one of Amazon's partnered carriers, you must enter the dimensional data for your small parcel delivery boxes. These dimensions are used to calculate dimensional weight, which may be used to determine fees if the dimensional weight exceeds the actual weight.
Learn more about weight and measurement requirements.