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Faster Regional Transit Time

Regional delivery speeds to customers close to your warehouse are usually faster than national delivery speeds. The Faster Regional Transit Time feature lets you enable faster transit times to nearby customers, for your domestic standard shipping orders. A faster transit time option will be available in your shipping templates for customers in the same region as your default shipping address.

Note: The faster transit time option is limited to domestic self-fulfilled (non-Prime) standard shipping settings.

Enable faster transit time on a shipping template

You can enable faster transit time by performing the following steps:

  1. From the Settings drop-down menu on the top right of Seller Central, click Shipping Settings.
  2. On the Shipping Templates tab, you can either:
    • Create a new shipping template: Click Create New Shipping Template, enter the Shipping Template Name (for example, "My self-fulfilled shipping") and choose from either a Per Item/Weight-Based or Price banded rate model as your shipping rate.
    • Upgrade an existing self-fulfilled shipping template: Choose the existing non-Prime shipping template and click Edit Template on the right side of the screen.
    Note: In the domestic Standard Shipping section, you will see a shipping rule with a faster transit time option (2-3 business days) for the same region as your default shipping address. Your previous ship charge for this region will be kept as is, if you are editing an existing shipping template.
  3. Edit and review shipping settings (for example, ship charge), and click Save.
    Note: Before saving your shipping template, you can update the transit time by selecting a slower option (for example, 2-4 days), if your actual transit time to close proximity customers is slower than the suggested faster transit time.

Faster Regional Transit Times FAQ

What is the benefit of enabling Faster Regional Transit Time feature?

Customers are more likely to purchase products that have a faster delivery promise. By enabling the Faster Regional Transit Time feature in your shipping templates, you will have an opportunity to provide faster delivery promises to close proximity customers.

Can I enable Faster Regional Transit Time feature for customers in different regions if I operate from multiple warehouses?

Currently, we only support enabling this feature for customers located in the same region as your default shipping warehouse.

How do I edit my default shipping address?

You can edit your default shipping address by performing the following steps:

  1. Click Settings > Shipping Settings > General Shipping Settings
  2. Click Edit on the top right corner of the Default shipping address section
  3. Select the address that you want to set as the new default shipping address, or click Add a new address to add a new ship-from address
  4. Click Save

In what regions can I enable the Faster Regional Transit Time feature?

Faster Regional Transit Time feature will apply to the level two regions where your default shipping address is located. You can find the level two regions from the region selector in your shipping template, as shown in the table below.

For example, "South" is the level one region, and "Georgia" is the level two region. If your default shipping address is in Georgia, you can enable Faster Regional Transit Time feature for Georgia.


Currently, we only support enabling regional faster transit time for continental US.

If I changed my default shipping address after enabling the Faster Regional Transit Time feature, will Amazon update my shipping templates?

Whenever you change your shipping address settings, you will need to review your existing shipping templates. This includes reviewing ship options, regions, transit time, and ship charge to make sure your shipping settings are reflecting your fulfillment capabilities, based on your default shipping address. When you edit your shipping templates or create new shipping templates after changing your default ship-from location, you will still be able to enable the Faster Regional Transit Time feature to the regions where your new default shipping address is located.

Will transit times change for regions other than where my default shipping address is located?

No, the faster transit time will only apply to customers in the region where your default shipping address is located. Transit time for other regions will remain unchanged.

How can I opt out of the Faster Regional Transit Time feature?

You can opt out anytime by updating the transit time of the shipping rule to a different value, for example, 2-4 business days than the suggested faster transit time.

If I have opted out, can I opt back in?

Yes. You can opt back in anytime by updating the transit time of the shipping rule to the suggested faster transit time.

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