Watch this brief video for examples of how to prepare your boxes for
shipment to Amazon fulfillment centers.
How to label small parcel shipments
If you receive your inventory from your supplier on a pallet, do not
assume the boxes can be used for small parcel delivery as is. The standard box and inner
packing used for less than truckload (LTL) and full truckload (FTL) pallet shipments may
not be able to withstand the standard shipping process for small parcel shipping,
because this packing is designed for bulk pallet shipments going to brick and mortar
retail stores. If these units are damaged during small parcel delivery, you may be
responsible for damaged units that are not appropriately boxed and packaged to meet
Guidelines for carriers
Only professional carriers are allowed
to make delivery appointments with Amazon fulfillment centers.
Amazon does not allow general public deliveries.
Carriers must register
with Amazon before appointments can be made.
Carriers must adhere to our delivery
requirements and safety standards.
Your carrier will need to schedule a delivery appointment through
Carrier Central. For more information, see Carrier requirements for Less than
Truckload (LTL) and Full Truckload (FTL) deliveries.
Print the full set of labels. Because each
label is unique, do not photocopy, reuse, or modify labels for use on additional
All small parcel delivery boxes must have
shipment labels, and shipment labels must not include other messaging. If you are
reusing boxes from previous shipments, be sure to remove or cover any other shipment
labels, barcodes, or markings.
Shipment labels must be consistently placed
in a way that is easy to see, either on the top or side of the box. Side placement is
Do not place shipment labels on the seam of
the box where they could be damaged when the box is opened, making the barcodes
possible, place shipment labels no closer than 1.25 inches from any edge of the
The tape used to seal the box should not cover
the shipment labels.
for Amazon Partnered Shipments
If you are using one of Amazon's partnered carriers, you must enter
accurate dimensional data for your small parcel delivery boxes. These dimensions are
used to calculate dimensional weight, which may be used to determine fees if the
dimensional weight exceeds the actual weight. For more information, see Amazon
Partnered Carrier options.
Important: Your actual shipping charges may be higher than the
amount we estimate when you create a shipment for the Partnered Carrier program if the
carrier determines that the dimensional data you provided is incorrect.
Important: Accurate box weight and dimensions are required for all
shipments, even if you opt to not provide box content information in Seller