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Send/replenish inventory: Provide box content information by uploading a file

This page explains how to enter box content information in the Send/replenish inventory workflow by uploading an Excel or tab-delimited file. This method is one of the three shipment packing options available in step 5 of the workflow, Prepare shipment.

After clicking Work on shipment, select Shipment packing options and choose to place your SKUs in Multiple boxes. You will then see three packing options to provide box content information. Select Upload file.

Upload file (Excel format)


  1. Under File format, select Excel (.xslx) template from the drop-down list.
  2. Enter the number of boxes in your shipment.
  3. Click Generate pack list template to download your pack list. Open the file with Excel.
  4. For each box, enter the number of units per product, expiration dates (if applicable), and the box weight and dimensions. After making sure the information is correct, save the file.
  5. Once your pack list is completed, you can upload it in the Upload your completed pack list section.
    Note: If you use an Excel template, make sure your uploaded file is in .xlsx format. It may take several minutes to verify that your file has uploaded. Please check to make sure that your file uploaded without errors. If errors occurred, see the processing report for more information.

Important: Failure to provide accurate box content information might result in blocking of future shipments, and a manual processing fee will be applied. Accurate box weight and dimensions are required for all shipments, even if you opt to not provide box content information in Seller Central. For more information, go to Shipping and routing requirements.

Upload file (.tsv format)


  1. Under File format, select Tab-delimited (.tsv) template from the drop-down list.
  2. Enter the number of boxes in your shipment.
  3. Click Generate pack list template and open the file in any spreadsheet program (or copy and paste the text into a spreadsheet).
  4. In the box [Shipment ID] U000001 – Unit quantity column, enter the quantity of each product that you have packed in the first box. (For case-packed shipments, the column header will read Case quantity. Enter the number of cases.) For example, if the shipment ID is FBA2HCHGWK, box 1 is appended with U000001 (FBA2HCHGWKU000001), box 2 is appended with U000002 (FBA2HCHGWKU000002), and box 3 is appended with U000003 (FBA2HCHGWKU000003).
  5. Add expiration dates in the [Shipment ID] [Box number] – Expiration date column for products that require them. If an expiration date is not required, you will see Not needed in the field.
    Note: A SKU can have only one expiration date per box. If you have a SKU with multiple expiration dates, the shipment must be packed in separate boxes so that each box has only one expiration date per ASIN. For more information, see Expiration dates on FBA products.
  6. Save the file in a tab-separated or tab-delimited format (.tsv or .txt).
  7. Once your pack list is completed, you can upload it in the Upload your completed pack list section.
Note: If using the tab-delimited template, make sure your uploaded file is in .tsv or .txt format. Do not modify any of the column headers. It may take several minutes to verify that your file has uploaded. Please check to make sure that your file uploaded without errors. If errors occurred, check the processing report for more information.
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