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Create shipments with Send to Amazon

Send to Amazon (beta) is a new shipment workflow with a streamlined process that requires fewer steps to replenish your Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) inventory.

Features and benefits of Send to Amazon

Send to Amazon (STA) offers you the below features and benefits:

  • The STA provides you a simpler experience by reducing the number of steps involved in shipment creation. For instance, the prep and labeling options are now integrated into the product selection page.
  • The STA workflow also reduces your effort by prepopulating certain options based on your previous shipments (Example: Prep type)
  • The STA workflow lets you to create multiple shipments to different fulfillment centers in a single workflow. Thus enabling you to replenish your inventory to multiple fulfillment centers across India at one time.
  • The STA workflow provides quantity recommendations for your FBA SKUs to the fulfillment centers that you are registered in, so your products are available to your customers faster and your inventory is always in healthy levels.
  • The STA workflow has also integrated existing features like ‘PCP Compliance’, ‘Book FC Appointment’, ‘shipping plan upload’, and so on, to ensure seamless transition to STA from the existing workflow.
Note: Send to Amazon will first be introduced as ‘Beta’. The STA during ‘Beta’ might not include all the features and options mentioned here.

Shipment requirements

Send to Amazon (FBA) shipments must meet the following requirements to ensure a smooth shipping process:

Get started with Send to Amazon

Send to Amazon workflow allows you to create a consignment to our fulfilment centers in these 3 simple steps:

Shipment summary

Note: You can track your shipping plans or completed shipments by going to Shipping queue through the ‘Manage FBA Shipments’ button on the Inventory dropdown.

Frequently asked questions

Why should I use Send to Amazon instead of a different shipment creation workflow?

Send to Amazon reduces your effort by simplifying the inbound experience by enabling shipment creation to multiple fulfilment centers at one time, pre-populating options based on your previous shipment history, and provides quantity recommendations for your FBA listings based on our Restock Inventory management (RIM) methodology.

Can I send my inventory to any of my registered FBA Fulfillment Centers (FCs)?

Yes, you may send your inventory to any of our FCs if the selected FC has the necessary capabilities to store your inventory. To understand the FBA FCs storage capabilities, see FBA overview. You can also add or remove FCs from your shipping plan by clicking on ‘view/modify’ button in Step 1: Choose inventory to send.

Can I convert SKUs to FBA using Send to Amazon?

No, only SKUs that already have been converted to FBA are displayed in step 1 of the shipment workflow, Choose inventory to send. To learn how to convert SKUs to FBA, see Convert listings to Fulfilled by Amazon

How does Send to Amazon provide quantity recommendations? Why is it important?

Send to Amazon uses systems from Restock inventory management (RIM) methodology to provide you with the quantities that need to be restocked and where it needs to be sent. STA recommendations will ensure that your inventory is at the right Fulfilment centers to offer faster delivery to customers, increase chances of better sales and healthy inventory for your FBA listings.

Can I change the recommended quantities provided by Send to Amazon?

Yes, you can change the quantities you would like to send by clicking on ‘view/modify’ button in ‘Step 1: Choose inventory to send.

How do I see my shipping plan?

Before approving shipments in step 2 of the workflow, Confirm shipping, you can leave the workflow and return later to the place you left. To see details for shipments that have been confirmed, go to your Shipping Queue and click on the shipment to see the summary page. From there, click View shipment.

Is Send to Amazon available in Amazon Marketplace Web Service?

No, at this time, Send to Amazon is available only in Seller Central.

Can I merge shipments?

Shipments created through Send to Amazon cannot be merged with any other shipment.

What is prep and labeling?

For each packing template, we need to know how your items are prepped and labeled, and whether you or Amazon are prepping and labeling individual units. If prep instructions are known for your SKU, they will be displayed in Prep dialog box on Step 1: Choose your inventory. If they are not known, select them when you are on the Prep dialog box on Step 1. For more information, see Prepare products to be shipped with Amazon.

If your SKU is eligible to ship with a manufacturer barcode, you may not have to label individual items. To learn more, see Manufacturer barcode to track inventory.

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