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Shipping products to Amazon

You can manage your FBA products online using tools that allow near real-time management of your inventory.

Identify the listings (SKUs) you would like Amazon to fulfill for you. You can find listings that you fulfill in the All Inventory view. You can find listings that Amazon fulfills under the All Inventory view and Inventory Amazon Fulfills.

You can create a shipment from either of these screens using the instructions below.

You can send your inventory to Amazon fulfillment centers by creating a shipment plan, packing your products, and shipping your inventory to Amazon-designated fulfillment centers using the carrier of your choice. Inventory that is sent to an Amazon fulfillment center is generally scanned and made available for sale within three business days of delivery.

Refer to Prepare shipment to Amazon requirements for safe and on-time delivery to our fulfillment centers.

Options for creating a shipment include the following:

Send to Amazon (beta) For small-parcel shipments packed in single-SKU boxes that are shipped using either an Amazon-partnered carrier or a non-partnered carrier. Send to Amazon lets you create reusable packing templates to save box content information along with prep and labeling selections for your SKUs. This saves you time on each replenishment.
Send/replenish inventory The shipment creation workflow is ideal for small orders where you can select products you sell on Amazon and convert them to be fulfilled by Amazon, or you select products that you want to replenish.
Shipping Plan File Upload Tool For medium to large shipments, you can upload a .csv file of your inventory created from a template we provide. The shipment is created automatically for you.
Amazon Marketplace Web Service (MWS) For medium to large shipments. You can integrate your own inventory systems using Amazon APIs.

Send your products to the locations that Amazon designates for your shipment plan. This places your inventory closer to customers and reduces the time to deliver your orders. Not shipping your products as stated in your approved shipment plans (for example, by cancelling portions of a shipment plan after you have approved them and after you begin shipping any part of the shipping plan, misrouting shipments, or sending incomplete shipments) is not permitted and leads to additional processing and handling that can delay receipt of your inventory and its availability for sale.

Note: An Unplanned Prep Service fee will be charged for units requiring labels that are received with barcode label missing. Visit Unplanned Prep Services for more information. Planned prep or labeling, as part of the FBA Prep Service or Label Service, might delay full receipt of your shipment. However, unplanned prep or prep that is not part of the FBA Prep or Label Services might further delay complete receipt of your shipments by up to 48 hours.

For more information about the FBA shipment policy and the possible actions we may take if your shipments are not compliant with that policy, see Deleted, misrouted and incomplete shipments.

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