FBA Inbound Shipment Wizard > Tab 6: Shipping

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Shipping

Shipping the items to Amazon is the last step in the FBA inbound shipment process.

Tab #6 of the FBA inbound shipment wizard, shipping to Amazon

There are two shipping methods:

  • Amazon partnered (click the link to follow this procedure) - Sellers in Amazon's Partnered Carriers Program (PCP) can choose this method. Amazon’s carriers will pick up and deliver your shipment at fixed rates billed to Amazon that are passed on in the Amazon settlement as inbound transportation costs.

  • Non-partnered (click the link to follow this procedure) - Sellers use their preferred carriers. Their rates may be more cost-effective than the Amazon program. Non-partnered carriers are required to ship hazmat products that aren’t eligible for Amazon’s partnered program. You can choose your own carrier, service, and package type; generate carrier labels; and enter shipment tracking numbers to submit to Amazon.

The table below describes the Shipping tab's columns and actions in each of the three different sections.

COLUMN/ACTION

DESCRIPTION

AMAZON SHIPMENTS section:

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Name

Amazon shipment ID.

Type

Shipment type:

  • SP - Small parcel
  • LTL/FTL - Less than truckload / full truckload

Status

Current status of the shipment.

Boxing Complete

  • Green check - The boxing step is complete and the Amazon shipment is ready to proceed with the Shipping step.
  • No check - The boxing step is incomplete

AMAZON SHIPMENT DETAILS section:

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Boxes Total Weight

Total weight of all boxes.

Product Ship Weight

Total weight of all product(s).

This will be based on the Prod. Weight field in the product summary.

Shipping Method icon

Click the truck icon to choose the shipping method:

  • Amazon-partnered
  • Non-partnered

BOXES section:

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Box Name

Box name (comprised of the Amazon shipment ID and the auto-generated box number).

Box ID

Box ID number auto-generated by SellerCloud.

Dimensions

Box dimensions.

Weight

Box weight.


To proceed:

  1. Click the Shipping Method icon.
  2. Choose Amazon-partnered or Non-partnered.

Two shipping methods - Amazon-partnered and non-partnered
  1. To continue, follow the instructions in the section below for your shipping method (Amazon-partnered or non-partnered).
Amazon-partnered shipping
  1. Click Amazon-partnered.
    1. For a small parcel shipment, go to Step #2.
    2. For an LTL/FTL shipment:
      1. Select an address to prefill the contact information, or enter the information manually.
      2. Enter the freight and weight details.
      3. Go to Step #2.
  2. Click Request Estimate. The Shipping Estimate appears with the box count and shipping cost.
  3. Click Confirm Estimate.
    1. The Boxes section refreshes with the tracking number and shipping cost. For LTL/FTL shipments, Amazon will provide a BOL within 24 hours of the shipment pickup date.
    2. A new Amazon Shipping Estimate section also appears, with the shipment status, carrier, and shipping cost.
  4. Print box labels, and print pallet labels for an LTL/FTL shipment.
  5. For LTL/FTL shipments, print the Bill of Lading from the Amazon Shipments page when ready.
  6. Click Ship Packages.
    1. SellerCloud sends a confirmation to Amazon, notifying them that the prepared Amazon shipments have shipped.
    2. Your shipped items move from the Ship From warehouse to the Interim warehouse where they stay until received by Amazon’s fulfillment center.
    3. After being marked as shipped, the shipment will open with a Shipped status.
    4. When items are received at FBA, the inventory will be moved from the Interim warehouse into the FBA warehouse, and the FBA shipment will be updated with the received quantity.
    5. Inventory will be updated automatically in the FBA warehouse based on the FBA Manage Inventory report provided by Amazon.
Non-partnered shipping
  1. Select Non-partnered > Next.

Click the non-partnered option for shipping method
  1. For a small parcel shipment, go to Step #4.
  2. For an LTL/FTL shipment:
    1. Choose the Non-Partner Carrier Name > enter the PRO number assigned by that carrier. (PRO numbers are 9 digits identifying the freight bill.)
    2. Click Submit Tracking to Amazon.
    3. Go to Step #5.

Choose your carrier, enter PRO number, and submit tracking to Amazon
  1. For a small parcel shipment:
    1. Choose the Non-Partner Carrier Name, service type, and packaging type.
    2. Choose either Generate Carrier Labels (continue, below) or click Enter Tracking Numbers (if you already generated shipping labels outside of SellerCloud, you must record the tracking numbers so SellerCloud can notify Amazon of them; proceed to Step #5).

      Create your carrier's shipping labels or enter tracking numbers
      1. Generate Carrier Labels - Shows a new Non-Partnered Shipping Details section with the carrier name, shipping method, and service type; and the Boxes section now shows several new columns. This option will auto-generate shipping labels from your selected carrier using your shipping credentials from within SellerCloud. You can then print these labels from the Boxes section.

        Generate carrier labels options
  2. Click Submit Tracking to Amazon.
  3. To print package and pallet labels:
    1. For a small parcel shipment - In the Boxes section above, click the Carrier Label icon to print the box label.
    2. For an LTL/FTL shipment - In the Amazon Shipment Details section below, click the two icons to print the box and pallet labels.

      Icons to print box labels and pallet labels
  4. When done, click Ship Packages.
    1. This moves your shipped items from the Ship From warehouse to the Interim warehouse, where they stay until they’re received by Amazon’s fulfillment center.
    2. After being marked as shipped, the shipment will open with the Shipped status:

      FBA inbound shipment with a shipped status
    3. When the items are received at FBA, the inventory will be moved from the Interim warehouse to the FBA warehouse, and the FBA shipment will be updated with the received quantity.
    4. Inventory will be updated automatically in the FBA warehouse based on the FBA Manage Inventory report provided by Amazon.


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