Case Quantity on FBA Inbound Shipments

Updated 1 week ago

FBA inbound shipments will often be split into many shipments to multiple Amazon fulfillment centers (unless you signed up for Amazon's Inventory Placement Service, a per-unit-fee service).

This can happen even with units of the same SKU. For example, if you create a shipment of 100 quantity of "SKU123," Amazon may decide to send 50 to one center and 50 to another one.

However, if you create the FBA inbound shipment with a case quantity, Amazon will not split the quantities per case. Products in cases will be multiples of the same item, typically packaged by the manufacturer, with each case having the same quantity.

So, for the example shipment above, if you:

  • Define the FBA inbound shipment with a case quantity of 100 - Amazon will not break up the shipment and will direct all 100 units to the same fulfillment center
  • Define the FBA inbound shipment with a case quantity of 25 - This means you have 4 cases, so Amazon may direct the shipment to 4 separate fulfillment centers, but they will not direct it to more than 4 separate centers
You can always set a default case quantity at the product level by entering a Case/Qty in the product summary's Quantity per Case field. This is the default number of items in a case.

Setting case quantity in an FBA inbound shipment

  1. Create the FBA inbound shipment and add the items.
  2. Click the Action Menu > Enable Case Qty > Go.

    Enable case quantity in the Action menu
  3. Click the Action Menu > Edit > Go.
  4. In the shipment's Qty/Case field shown below, enter the quantity of items within a case; that's 25 in the example below. This is a factor of the Qty to Ship. That is, the quantity of units you are shipping (100 in the example below) is divisible by the Qty/Case (25): There will be 4 cases shipping to up to 4 separate fulfillment centers.

  5. When done, click Save Shipment.

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