Once you’ve set up your Amazon Global Logistics profile, you can book international for your first shipment within three to five business days.
If you don’t see the option to book transportation using Send to Amazon, continue using the Book Transportation workflow as explained on Booking transportation with Amazon Global Logistics. Send to Amazon will eventually replace this workflow. If you want to continue using Book Transportation, click Old Book Transportation workflow at the top of the Send to Amazon workflow.
To learn more, visit Create shipments with Send to Amazon.
For more information, visit these Help pages:
Step 1 - Choose inventory to send
Make sure that Yes, I want to ship with Amazon Global Logistics program is checked.
Step 2 - Confirm shipping
The options in step 2 are specific to booking international transportation and will differ from Send to Amazon’s default process
Under Shipping costs, enter or select the following:
Then use Select shipping mode to choose from available transportation options. Typical transit times and a cost estimate for each shipping mode will be provided. You can also see a breakdown of costs.
For more information, see “Additional information about quotes” below.
After obtaining a quote, go to Shipping parties and provide contact information for the following:
Make sure the information that you provide does not include nicknames, slang, abbreviations, or other unclear references.
For more information, see “Additional information about shipping parties” below.
After entering the shipping-party information, review the Total transportation costs in the left-hand corner of the Step 2 - Confirm shipping tab. Then click Accept charges and confirm shipping.
Step 3 - Print shipping labels
The options in step 3 are specific to booking international transportation and will differ from Send to Amazon’s default process.
For each shipment listed, open and review the following tabs:
Select the format, labels to print, and box IDs and then click Print.
The following charges and codes are used to bill for services offered through Send to Amazon.
|Charge name||Charge code|
|Destination port handling charges||DES1|
|Customs brokerage fees||CUS1|
|Origin CFS Unloading||OCU1|
|Destination Special Handling||DSH1|
|Destination Other Fee||OTH2|
|Destination CFS Storage Charges||DCS1|
|Additional Customs Lines - Import||LIN1|
|Partner Government Agency Charges||PGC1|
|Chassis Rental (Amazon Leased)||CHR1|
|waiting time (Driver Detention) Port||WTS1|
|Partner Government Agency Handling||PGH1|
|Delivery Stop-Off Charge||STP1|
|Destination CFS Charges||DCF1|
|Additional Customs Handling||ACU1|
|waiting time (Driver Detention) FC||DWF1|
|Booking Fee to Destination Drayage Carrier||BFD1|
|Empty Container Drop-off Fee||ECD1|
|Fuel surcharge, trucking||FUE1|
|Case Management Fee||CAS1|
|BCO Delivery Charges||BCD1|
|BCO Destination Charge Collection Fee||BDC1|
|Collection of BCO Destination Port Charges||BPC1|
|Chassis Rental (Pool of Pool)||CHC1|
|Destination Port Infrastructure fee||DPI1|
|Destination Port Security fee||DPS1|
|Direct Trader Input fee||DTI1|
|Out of hours deliveries||EDC1|
|Handover Fee to Custom Broker||HFC1|
|BCO Management Fee||MNF1|
|POA Set-up Fee||POA1|
|FYCO gas check||GCH1|
|Gas check dray port to Gas Check||GDC1|
|Gas check dray Gas Check to FC||GDF1|
|Last mile delivery charges||LMD1|
|Pallet Exchange Charge||PEC1|
|Destination CFS Sortation (per carton)||SHT1|
|Origin Other Fee||OTH1|
|Origin Special Handling||OSH1|
|Origin CFS Picking||OCP1|
|Origin Port handling fee||OPH1|
|Driver Waiting Charge - In-transit||DWC1|
|Origin Port charges||ORP1|
|CFS Stuffing Surcharge||ACS1|
|Origin CFS Freight Storage Fee||FSF1|
|Origin CFS/CY Dray||OCD1|
|Origin CFS fees||OCF1|
|Origin Terminal Handling||OTC1|
|On site handling per shipment||SHS1|
|Origin CFS Scanning||OSC1|
|Peak Season Surcharge||PES1|
Before you book your first shipment with Amazon Global Logistics, make sure that you understand these terms:
The date your cargo is ready to ship from your supplier or shipper. This date may differ from the date that your cargo is shipped or picked up.
The method that you choose for shipping freight: ocean less-than-container load (LCL) or air.
The port of origin from which your cargo departs.
The location where ocean freight is consolidated, processed, and readied for transfer to a container yard.
The location within a port where ocean freight is staged for shipment.
A document provided by the carrier confirming that a shipment has been received.
The date your cargo needs to be delivered to the port of departure.
Commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) that are used widely for global trade. A description of each is available on the ICC website (note that the 2010 edition of incoterms remains valid).
Pickup and drop-off options vary depending on whether you ship ocean less-than-container load (LCL) or air. Amazon can also package and label your freight for a fee.
Pickup: We pick up your boxes from your specified address and load them into the container at our container freight station.
Dropped off by shipper at Amazon’s container freight station: After the shipper drops off loose boxes at our CFS, we load them into the container.
Pickup: Amazon picks up your boxes from your specified address.
Dropped off by shipper: The shipper drops off the cargo at a location, day, and time provided to you by Amazon.
For pickup, we will contact you to ask for your preferred loading date once the shipping order has been released. Ocean shipping orders are generally available seven days before the estimated departure date. Air shipping orders are generally available the same day or next business day.
For drop-off, the CFS and port delivery date will be provided to you in Seller Central once the shipping order has been released. Ocean shipping orders are generally available seven days before the estimated departure date. Air shipping orders are generally available the same day or the next business day.
For air shipments, the box dimensions and shipment weight must not exceed maximum limits:
|Box length||316 cm|
|Box width||242 cm|
|Box height||180 cm|
|Shipment weight||140 metric tons|
Your quote will be based on the total weight and dimensions of your shipment. Total weight is calculated using your packing template along with the corresponding units and box information. We measure in cubic meters (CBM) for ocean shipments and kilograms (kg) for air shipments.
Example quote: Two basketballs weighing 2 kg each are packed into a 1 kg box, making the total weight of the box with inventory 5 kg. If the price per kilogram for this shipment is quoted as $10, the price per box will be $50, and the price per unit will be $25.
To help you generate an accurate quote, we recommend that you ask your supplier or shipper for their weight and volume estimate.
Your quote will include costs for both end-to-end freight and for import and export customs clearance. It also includes palletization, container loading, or both if you choose these options. Your quote does not include import taxes or duties, FBA fees, any additional costs, or both. If Amazon is picking up your shipment, we will contact you within 48 hours of your booking to provide estimated pickup fees.
Your shipment contacts are printed on your bill of lading (BOL) and help Amazon identify the correct party to contact when questions or issues arise.
Make sure the information that you provide does not include nicknames, slang, abbreviations, or other unclear references. Below are the entities you will list in contact details:
Exporter of record (EOR): The party that coordinates origin customs clearance and clears your cargo for export (therefore, the shipper).
Importer of record (IOR): The party that coordinates destination customs clearance and clears your cargo for import.
Origin contact: The party that coordinates origin activities for your shipment like pickup and drop-off.
Destination contact: The party that answers questions related to delivery at the destination (also called the “notify party”).
For more information, visit Amazon Global Logistics importer setup and customs compliance.