Send to Amazon (beta) is a new shipment creation workflow with a streamlined process that requires fewer steps to replenish your Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) inventory.
Send to Amazon lets you create reusable packing templates to provide box content information, box weight and dimensions, and prep and labeling details for your SKUs. Once you save those details in a template, you will not have to re-enter them for each shipment, saving you time. Additional box content information is not required, since all the necessary information is already in your packing templates.
Watch the following video to see how to create FBA shipments with Send to Amazon.
Send to Amazon currently supports:
Shipments of boxes that contain more than one SKU and pallet shipments using an Amazon partnered carrier are not supported in this version of Send to Amazon. We are working to add features. Until then, visit Shipping products to Amazon for alternative shipment methods.
Send to Amazon shipments must meet the following requirements:
To start using the streamlined workflow, go to your Shipping Queue and click Send to Amazon to see a list of your FBA SKUs and create packing templates.
Packing templates let you save information about how your SKUs are packed, prepped, and labeled in a single-SKU box. You can reuse the templates each time you replenish inventory.
Here's how to create a packing template:
Once you’ve created a packing template for a SKU, the template will show up next to your SKU in step 1 of the workflow, Choose inventory to send. You can now see or edit the packing template details.
Next, follow the remaining steps in the workflow to create your shipment
To learn how to change or cancel your shipment, visit Change or cancel a shipment.
Send to Amazon saves you time by letting you create reusable packing templates for inventory packed in single-SKU boxes sent as pallet shipments using a non-partnered carrier or as small parcel shipments using either an Amazon partnered carrier or a non-partnered carrier. You can use Send to Amazon to create shipments containing more than one SKU, but each box in a shipment must contain only one SKU.
To send inventory in boxes that contain more than one SKU or to send pallet shipments using an Amazon partnered carrier, use an alternative shipment creation workflow. For more information, visit Shipping products to Amazon.
No, only SKUs that already have been converted to FBA are displayed in step 1 of the shipment workflow, Choose inventory to send. To learn how to convert SKUs to FBA, see Getting started with Fulfillment by Amazon.
Before approving shipments in step 2 of the workflow, Confirm shipping , you can leave Send to Amazon and return to the place you left. To see details for shipments that have been confirmed, go to your Shipping Queue and click on the shipment to see the summary page. From there, click View shipment.
No, at this time, Send to Amazon is available only in Seller Central.
Shipments created through Send to Amazon cannot be merged with any other shipment.
Box content information is collected when you create a packing template. As long as the template information matches the contents of your box, no additional box content information is required.
No. To use this workflow, box content information is collected in advance in the packing template. This means you will automatically provide box content information for each box you send to a fulfillment center. As long as this information is accurate, we will be able to receive your inventory efficiently, and no manual processing fee will be assessed.
From step 1 in the workflow, click View/edit for a SKU packing template. To edit an existing template, select the name of the template you want to edit from the Packing template drop-down menu and click Edit packing template. To create a new template for that SKU, click the Packing template drop-down menu and select Create packing template.
You can create a maximum of three packing templates per SKU.
In the packing template, the box dimensions and weight fields correspond to the box you’ll hand off to your carrier. Dimensions are the outside dimensions of the box, and the weight is the total weight of the packed shipping box, including dunnage.
For each packing template, we need to know how your items are prepped and labeled, and whether you or Amazon are prepping and labeling individual units. If prep instructions are known for your SKU, they will be displayed in the packing template. If they are not known, select them when you create the template. For more information, see Packaging and prep requirements.
If your SKU is eligible to ship with a manufacturer barcode, you may not have to label individual items. Learn more about using a manufacturer barcode to track inventory.
There are two ways to print item labels.
If your packing template shows an error message and you have resolved it, re-save your packing template. This will refresh the eligibility checks on the SKU. If the error has been resolved, you will no longer see the error message.