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Shipping products to Amazon

This page provides information on the options you can use to create a shipping plan for sending inventory to Amazon fulfillment centers.

Note: To send inventory to Amazon for fulfillment, you must change the fulfillment method to Fulfilled by Amazon. For more information, go to List products for Fulfillment by Amazon.

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

Options for creating a shipment 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. Get started with Send to Amazon.
Send/replenish inventory A legacy shipment creation workflow that should be used if you want to use Amazon Global Logistics to ship inventory from China.
Shipping plan file upload tool For medium to large shipments, you can upload a .csv file of your inventory created from a template that we provide. The shipment is created automatically for you. Use the file upload tool.
Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) For medium to large shipments, you can integrate your own inventory systems using Amazon APIs. Learn more about Amazon MWS and Selling Partner API.

Send your products to the locations that Amazon designates for your shipping plan. Doing so ensures that your inventory is placed closer to customers and reduces the time to deliver orders for your products.

Not shipping your products as stated in your approved shipping plan–for example, by canceling part of an approved shipping plan, misrouting a shipment, or sending an incomplete shipment–is not permitted and leads to additional processing and handling that can delay receipt of your inventory and its availability for sale. This may also result in the blocking of your shipment creation abilities.

Note: A fee for unplanned prep services will be charged for units that require labels but that are received with the barcode label missing. Go to Unplanned services for more information. Planned prep or labeling, as part of the FBA Prep Service or FBA 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 deliveries by up to 48 hours.

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

To learn how to help ensure safe and on-time delivery to our fulfillment centers go to Shipping and routing requirements.

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