This page provides information about the first step to create a shipment with Send to Amazon, Choose inventory to send, including how to set up your workflow, add inventory that you want to send to fulfillment centers, and create case pack templates.
You can add inventory to a workflow by either selecting from a list of your available Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) SKUs or by uploading SKUs in bulk using a template.
To add inventory to your workflow from a list of available FBA SKUs, choose Select from list as your SKU selection method. You can add inventory as single-SKU boxes (also called case packs) or as individual units.
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Single-SKU boxes, or case packs, contain one or more units of the same SKU. If the contents, weights, and dimensions for your single-SKU boxes don’t change frequently, we recommend that you create case pack templates for those SKUs that you want to send to Amazon.
Case pack templates let you save information about how your SKUs are packed, prepped, and labeled. Once you have created a template, you can reuse it for future shipments, which can save you time when you replenish inventory. You can have up to three case pack templates per SKU in Send to Amazon. You can edit a template by clicking the Edit icon in the packing details column.
Create a case pack template
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Once you have created a case pack template for a SKU, enter the number of boxes that you want to send.
Each pack line can have different expiration dates. Currently, there is a maximum of two packing lines per SKU.
If you are shipping mixed-SKU boxes (boxes that contain more than one SKU), or single-SKU boxes that change from shipment to shipment, follow the steps below:
When you are done, enter the number of units for each SKU that you want to send to Amazon.
To add inventory to a workflow in bulk using a template, choose File upload as your SKU selection method.
To create and upload the file, follow the steps below.
Generate and download the template
List your SKUs in the spreadsheet
The downloaded template has tabs with instructions, data definitions, examples, and a blank spreadsheet to create your workflow.
Upload your completed file
Do not rename the tabs or change the structure of the cells in the spreadsheet.
Do not change the structure of the cells in the tab.
This can take a few minutes depending on file size. Don’t refresh or leave the page while the upload is in progress.
Each item that you send to a fulfillment center requires a barcode, which we use to identify and track inventory throughout the fulfillment process. For more information, go to FBA product barcode requirements.
If your SKU requires Amazon barcodes (FNSKU labels) and you selected Seller as the labeling owner, click Print SKU labels in the Information/action column, and then apply the printed labels. You can also print all of the unit labels for a shipment by clicking Print all SKU labels at the end of step 1.
You can also re-print your SKU labels from View contents in each shipment card in steps 2 to 5 of the workflow.
When printing unit labels, you can choose to use standard formats or thermal printing format in the label printing pop-ups. STA supports thermal printing for unit labels.
After you have added all the inventory that you want to send, you can review all the SKUs by clicking the SKUs ready to send tab. After you verify the packaging, prep and labeling details, proceed to the next step by clicking Confirm and continue.
All FBA SKUs displays all of your SKUs that have been converted to Fulfilled by Amazon for the marketplace destination that you've selected. SKUs ready to send lets you review only the SKUs that you’ve selected to send to a fulfillment center.
The SKUs that you selected from Manage Inventory will appear on the Pre-selected SKUs tab in Send to Amazon. Once you confirm the quantity to send for these pre-selected SKUs, they will be moved automatically to the SKUs ready to send tab. You can add more SKUs to the same workflow by selecting them from the All FBA SKUs tab.
To edit a case pack template, select the template in the Packing details column and click the Edit icon next to it. This will open the template in edit mode. Be sure to save any changes you make to the template by clicking Save. If you want to delete the template, click Delete case pack template.
You can create a maximum of three case pack templates per SKU. If you would like to be able to create more templates per SKU, share your feedback by clicking Your feedback is important on the Send to Amazon page.
You can add a second packing line for the SKU by clicking Add packing line from the Information/action column.
If your partial box has multiple units of the same SKU (a single-SKU box), follow these steps:
If you plan to add other SKUs into your partial box (a multi-SKU box), follow these steps:
In the latter case, you’ll be prompted to provide box-content information in Step 1b. Currently, there is a maximum of two packing line per SKU.
If you have multiple expiration dates for your case-packed SKUs, add them as separate packing lines for that SKU by following the steps in the previous FAQ, What if I have a partial box in addition to a few full boxes to ship?