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Summary of shipment process

On the Summary page, you can review your shipment contents, track your shipments, and their receiving status at the fulfillment center. If there are problems with your shipment, you will be notified on the Summary page and in the Shipping queue.

Summary is the sixth step in the six-step shipment creation workflow:

  1. Set quantity for shipments to Amazon
  2. Prepare your products for FBA shipping
  3. Label products
  4. Review/view shipments to Amazon
  5. Prepare shipments to Amazon
  6. Summary of shipment process

The Summary page provides an overview of your shipment and tools for tracking carrier progress as well as the receiving process after the shipment arrives at the fulfillment center.

Note: At this stage, you have the opportunity to change the number of boxes in your shipment. However, it's too late to change the quantities of your product in your shipping plan. This information will enable us to provide you with accurate shipment statuses and visibility in the Shipping queue.
Important: If you modify the number of boxes after you have already printed your labels, you must reprint the entire set of labels for your shipment.

The Summary page consists of three tabs:

  • Track shipment provides tracking information about your shipment.
    • For small parcel delivery with an Amazon partnered carrier, you can track your shipments by box number, tracking ID, and carrier status.
    • For less than and full truckload (LTL and FTL) shipments with an Amazon partnered carrier, you can track your shipment by freight number and your bill of lading (BOL). The Amazon-generated BOL is available on the morning of your pickup date.
  • Shipment contents is a list of products included in your shipment and the number of items received when the shipment arrives at the fulfillment center. To see the status of your received items, click the number of units received. You can see how many units are in transfer to a fulfillment center and how many units are available for Prime sale. Units in transfer to fulfillment centers are available for sale, but cannot be eligible for Prime delivery until they are received at a fulfillment center.
  • Reconcile identifies discrepancies between what was listed in the shipment and what is received at the fulfillment center. Reconciliation of shipped inventory usually takes 16 to 30 days. In some cases, it will take up to 60 days. For more information, see Reconciling your shipment.

If you did not use an Amazon partnered carrier, on the Track shipment tab, enter your tracking information so that Amazon can provide you with accurate shipment tracking information.

Important: Providing carrier tracking information can help Amazon better prepare to receive your inventory and make your products available for sale sooner. For faster receive times, ensure the carrier tracking IDs map to the FBA Amazon label on each box by reviewing the Track shipment tab on the Summary page.

  • For small parcel delivery, enter the tracking ID.
  • For LTL and FTL, enter your bill of lading (BOL) and freight number.

Using a barcode scanner to provide carrier tracking IDs

You can use a barcode scanner to provide carrier tracking IDs in Seller Central by scanning shipping barcodes from the box label. You can also scan barcodes from receipts and invoices. This feature is available only for small parcel shipments in which you have chosen to use your own carrier.

Note: If you are using an Amazon partnered carrier, you do not need to enter the carrier tracking ID information, as we will generate it for you. To view the tracking ID information, see the Track shipment tab.

To use this feature, your barcode scanning device must support the Code 128 barcode format. This format is typically used by carriers such as UPS and FedEx.

To provide carrier tracking IDs in Seller Central using a barcode scanner, follow these steps:

  1. On the Track shipment tab, click the Carrier tracking ID text field.
  2. Position the barcode scanning device above the carrier tracking ID barcode on the box label.
  3. Click "scan" on your barcode scanning device. The carrier tracking ID will then automatically appear in the text field on the Track shipment tab.
    Important: Most barcode scanning devices can be configured to automatically move the cursor to the next text input field, such as after clicking "tab" or "enter." This is also supported on the Track shipment tab. If you are unable to configure the barcode scanning device, you can manually click the next text field on the Track shipment tab and continue to scan.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 until you have finished scanning all box labels.
  5. Click Save all on the Track shipment tab.
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