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.
Send to Amazon (STA) offers you the below features and benefits:
Send to Amazon workflow allows you to create a consignment to our fulfilment centers in these 3 simple steps:
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.
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.
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
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.
Yes, you can change the quantities you would like to send by clicking on ‘view/modify’ button in ‘Step 1: Choose inventory to send.
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.
No, at this time, Send to Amazon is available only in Seller Central.
Shipments created through Send to Amazon cannot be merged with any other shipment.
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.