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FBA inventory

Important: If you have a North America Unified Account and list products on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, or Amazon.com.mx, products listed for sale in those marketplaces must be sent to a fulfillment center in the respective country. To create shipments for different North American marketplaces, select the marketplace from the drop-down menu at the top right of Seller Central before you create your shipment. For information about selling across North American borders, go to Important information for international sellers.

Use the tools in your seller account to list products, create shipping plans, send in shipments, track and monitor your shipments, and remove inventory from Amazon fulfillment centers.

Manage FBA inventory

Send inventory to Amazon

Note: Once your inventory is received at a fulfillment center or receive center, it is available for sale. You can track the status of your shipment in the Shipping Queue as it changes from In transit to Delivered, Checked in, Receiving, and Closed. To learn more, go to How Amazon receives and stores your inventory.

Options for creating shipments include the following:

  • Send to Amazon: A streamlined shipment creation workflow with simplified steps that saves you time when replenishing inventory. You can create your shipments either by adding products from the Send to Amazon page or by uploading the list of products using an Excel spreadsheet.
  • Send/replenish inventory to Amazon: A legacy shipment creation workflow that should be used if you want to use Amazon Global Logistics to ship inventory from China.
  • Amazon Marketplace Web Service or Selling Partner API: For medium to large shipments. You can integrate your own inventory systems using Amazon APIs.

For a quick introduction to the shipment creation process, watch the Seller University video series beginning with How FBA works.

Note: By default, when you create a workflow, your inventory may be divided into multiple shipments, each directed to a different fulfillment center. The fulfillment centers are selected based on the products you're shipping and where you're shipping them from. With your inventory spread across multiple fulfillment centers across the country, customers who buy your products can get them delivered faster than they would if your inventory was located farther away.

Track and reconcile shipments

  • Track your shipment: Track your shipments to Amazon and the status of each shipment in the Shipping Queue.
  • Reconcile your shipment: Identify and resolve any discrepancies between what is listed in your shipping plan and what is received at the fulfillment center.
  • Troubleshoot receiving issues: Get troubleshooting tips for the most common receiving errors related to FBA shipments.

Remove inventory from an Amazon fulfillment center

Manage Multi-Channel Fulfillment inventory

Manage FBA orders

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