Tips for understanding and effective usage of packing slips and purchase order numbers.
Include a packing slip in every business order package.
Seller Central designates a business order in two ways. You’ll see a Business Buyer badge in Manage Orders. Or, you’ll see an optional column, isbusinessorder, in Order Reports.
Business customers use the packing slip to reconcile each order. A missing or incorrect packing slip can delay payment.
If you do not print a packing slip of your own, you can use Manage Orders. See Print a packing slip for more information
Business customers use the PO number to route packages that are delivered or to reconcile the order for payment. Without a PO number on the label and packing slip, packages may be undeliverable to the end customer and may delay payment
You can see the PO number in the top left corner of the order document in Manage Your Orders, underneath the Order ID and labeled “Buyer PO #”. Or you can enable the PurchaseOrderNumber column in Order Reports. See Retrieve Order Details - Order Report for more information.
When a PO number is included in a seller-fulfilled order, the PO number will be appended to the Recipient Name field to ensure that the PO number is available to business customers on the shipping label and packing slip and to reduce the work required for sellers to map an additional field.
If you are already including the PO number on the shipping label and packing slip or would like to disable the feature for another reason, please visit the Add or remove order reports columns page and disable the Recipient Name + PO Number column. This will prevent the PO number appending for Order Details, Order Reports, and Marketplace Web Service. If appending the PO number to the recipient name has resulted in any issues to your systems or processes, please share with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.