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Preview Shipments

Watch this video to know about Preview Shipments.

Learn more about the Shipment Creation Workflow.

The Shipment Creation Workflow allows you to create a shipment to our Fulfilment Centres in six easy steps:

  1. Set Quantity Inventory
  2. Prepare Products
  3. Label Products
  4. Preview Shipments
  5. Prepare Shipment
  6. View Summary

On the Preview Shipment page, you can review and approve your final shipments. Fulfilment Centres are selected based on the products you ship and where you are shipping from. In some Shipping Plans, your inventory may be split into multiple shipments. Reasons may include one or more of the following:

  • Products in your shipment are distributed throughout Amazon's fulfilment network to optimise ship-to-customer speed and reduce delays caused by local or regional events.
  • Products in your shipment have special storage or handling requirements.
  • Products in your shipment are processed differently at the Fulfilment Centre.

Once you approve your shipment:

  • You won't be able to delete shipments and your ability to update product quantities will be limited.
  • Any listings currently fulfilled by merchant will be changed to Fulfilled by Amazon. They will become inactive on, and you will not be able to fulfil orders directly. Once your inventory is received at an Amazon Fulfilment Centre, the listings will become active again, and we will begin fulfilling orders for you.
  • Your approved shipments will be expected at the assigned Amazon Fulfilment Centres. If you do not ship to the assigned Fulfilment Centre, your products will be delayed beyond the normal 72-hours receive window.

To view the content of each shipment, select the View Shipment Contents link.

To approve each shipment click the Work on Shipment button. You shipments are automatically saved with each step you complete, so you can leave and return to complete them at a later time. To return to a shipment in progress, go to the Shipping Queue.

Add a Product to an Existing Shipment

In order to add a product to an existing shipment, the following conditions must be met:

  • If you are adding case-packed products, the existing shipment must also include case-packed products
  • The ship-from address for both the shipping plan and the existing shipment must match.
  • The destination fulfillment center for the products you plan to add must match that of the existing shipment.
  • You must perform the prep on the products yourself. Amazon cannot perform prep on units added to an existing shipment.
  • The shipment must not have been created using Scan & Ship.
  • If any planned units are marked as Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) the existing shipment must also be marked as Hazmat.
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