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Confirm multiple shipments with feeds

Note: This feature is only available to sellers with Professional selling plans.

After you receive an order notification and ship the order, you must confirm shipment.

The Shipping Confirmation Template allows you to upload confirmation information for multiple orders in a single file.

Note: If you split an order into multiple shipments, the entire order is charged and assigned the status Payment Complete as soon as the first shipment for the order is confirmed, even if there are more shipments yet to be made.

If you are shipping to customers in the UK, all shipments must be shipped from the same country as the first shipment. If you are unable to fulfill the second package from the same country, please cancel the partial shipment. This is because the tax collection model is determined based on the ship from address provided for the first shipment. Further information on situations in which Amazon is required to collect and remit taxes by third party sellers is available here.

Follow the steps below to download, edit, and upload shipping confirmations via bulk upload.
  1. Download and save a copy of the Shipping Confirmation template. Review the instructions on the Data Definitions tab, especially "Accepted Values" column and any "Important Notes" below the table. Also, see the Shipping Confirmation Glossary below.
  2. On the ShippingConfirmation tab, enter your shipping information. Some common tips to remember are:
    • The Shipping Confirmation template contains validation macros to help you fill out the template correctly. The macros can be turned off, but we encourage you to keep them on if you are first learning to use the template.
    • Set all of the columns to Text format (including ship-date) to prevent Excel from removing any leading zeroes.
    • Enter ship-date in the following format: yyyy-mm-dd.
    • Actual ship-from-address: The actual address from which the shipment was shipped.
  3. When updating previously existing shipping information, select from the following options based on the result you want:
    • Overwrite previously existing data: New data will overwrite or replace the existing data. Example: New data in the tracking-number field will overwrite the existing tracking number data.
    • Do not overwrite previously existing data: An empty (blank) field will not overwrite or nullify the existing data. Example: Leave tracking-number blank so the previously uploaded data will not be overwritten or nullified.
    • Delete previously existing data: Enter "NULL" (without quotation marks) and the data in that field will be deleted. Example: Type "NULL" in the tracking-number field to erase previous data.
    Note: If an order includes more than one product or more than one unit of a product, and you are splitting the order into more than one shipment, then you need to include the following fields for each of the shipping confirmation records:
    • order-id
    • order-item-id
    • quantity
    • ship-date
    • ship-from-address

    Additionally, if you are shipping customers in the UK and you are shipping an order in multiple packages, these packages must be shipped from the same country. Otherwise, Amazon will default to the same country. If you are unable to fulfill the second package from the same country, please cancel the partial shipment. This is because the tax collection model is determined based on the ship from address provided for the first shipment. Further information on situations in which Amazon is required to collect and remit taxes by third party sellers is available here.

  4. When you are finished, click Save As and select Text (Tab-delimited) (*.txt) from the file type list. If you see a warning that the selected file format does not support workbooks containing multiple worksheets, click Yes.
  5. In Seller Central, from the Orders menu, select Upload Order Related Files.
  6. On the Shipping Confirmation tab, under Upload Your Shipping Confirmation File, click Browse.
  7. Locate your saved template, select the file, and click Open.
  8. Click Upload Now to upload your file to Amazon.
You can check the status of your uploaded file at the bottom of the upload page under Review File Status and History. Your processing report will indicate any errors that might have occurred during upload.

Shipping confirmation glossary

Not all fields are required. However, it is in your best interest to provide as much information as possible.

Field Name Definition Required Accepted Values Example
order-id Unique identifying number for an order. This number is provided in your Orders report and the Manage Orders tool. Yes Alphanumeric text, 3-7-7 format 058-3563777-5518068
order-item-id Unique identifying number for an item in an order. This number is provided in your Orders Report and on the Order Details page in Manage Orders.
Note: This is not the same as the product ASIN. The order-item-id differs from order to order.
No Alphanumeric text, 14 characters 05835637773450
quantity Item quantity included in this order if more than one unit of an item was ordered.
Note: If you split an order, you must include a quantity in the shipping confirmation for each shipment so that customers know how many items to expect in each package when it arrives.
No A positive integer 1
ship-date Date on which you shipped the order. Yes Format: yyyy-mm-dd 2018-11-19
carrier-code Amazon's code for the shipping carrier that delivered the order, chosen from a drop-down menu.
Note: If you are using an unlisted carrier, select Other and then enter the carrier name in the carrier-name field.
No See the Data Definitions tab of your Shipping Confirmation Template for a list of carrier codes. If your carrier is not listed, select Other. UPS, DHL, Other
carrier-name Shipping carrier that delivered the order. Use only if carrier-code is Other. No Alphanumeric text, 1 to 50 characters Any carrier not listed as an option under carrier code
tracking-number Shipping carrier's tracking ID for the order. No Alphanumeric text, 1 to 50 characters 22344455
ship-method Shipping method used to deliver the order. Best practice is to include the carrier name to ensure clarity. No Alpha-numeric text, 1 to 50 characters Standard-DHL, Standard-UPS
transparency_code The Transparency code for the ASIN if it is enrolled in the Transparency program. For orders with multiple units ("quantity" is greater than 1), you must provide Transparency codes for each unit. No

Alphanumeric text, in 2 possible formats:

Format 1- Starts with AZ: or ZA: followed by 26 characters (total length is 29 characters).

Format 2- Serialized Global Trade Item Number (SGTIN) with total length is 38 character

Format 1 - AZ:QNZGH88J4RCWPF8EDY3ZACZKEE

or

Format 2 - 0100376204200301214P1OZMT7D8B81EMF4WW4

ship-from-address-name The actual warehouse location/address from where the item was shipped. The warehouse name or business name used in the shipping template/address book in Seller Central. No Alphanumeric text, 50 character maximum John Doe
ship-from-address-line1 The street address information of the warehouse location No Alphanumeric text, 60 character maximum 4270 Cedar Ave
ship-from-address-line2 Additional street address information of the warehouse location No Alphanumeric text, 60 character maximum(Optional field) Optional
ship-from-address-line3 Additional street address information of the warehouse location No Alphanumeric text, 60 character maximum (Optional field) Optional
ship-from-address-city The ship from address city of the warehouse location No Alphanumeric text, 50 character maximum (Optional field) Sumner Park
ship-from-address- county The ship from address district/city of the warehouse location No Alphanumeric text, 50 character maximum (Optional field) Optional
ship-from-address-state-or-region The ship from address state/province of the warehouse location No Alphanumeric text, 50 character maximum (Optional field) FL
ship-from-postalcode The zip code of the warehouse from where the item was shipped. No Alphanumeric text, 50 character maximum (Optional field) 32091
ship-from-countrycode The country from where the item was shipped. No ISO 3166 standard two-letter country code US, GB
Note: For Premium Shipping, a valid tracking ID is required for most orders. Failure to meet the required tracking rate for Premium Shipping orders may affect your eligibility to offer Premium Shipping options.
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