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Provide box content information by uploading an Excel  or .tsv 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 Download 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 using an Excel template, make sure your uploaded file is in .xlsx format. File upload verification may take several minutes to complete. Please check to make sure 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.

Note: Accurate carton weight and dimensions are required for all shipments, even if you opt to not provide box content information in Seller Central. For more information, see: 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 Download 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-dated FBA inventory.
  6. Save the file in a tab-delimited or tab-separated 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. File upload verification may take several minutes to complete. Please check to make sure that your file uploaded without errors. If errors occurred, see the processing report for more information.
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