Amazon Services: Buy Shipping and Same-Day Delivery (TForce)

Understanding Amazon services

Amazon offers a number of services that are available to you. This article will guide you through Amazon’s Buy Shipping service and Same-Day Delivery (TForce) service as it relates to ShipBridge. ShipBridge lets you easily integrate with Amazon services.

Understanding Amazon Buy Shipping service

The Amazon Buy Shipping service lets you purchase carrier labels through Amazon. If you ship an order using a label purchased from Amazon Buy Shipping on Seller Central, and the buyer claims they did not receive their order and proceeds to file a claim on an A-to-z claim, then Amazon will cover that claim. You will not receive notification about the claim either because Amazon will take care of it. Furthermore, your Order Defect Rate will not be affected.

Understanding Amazon Same-Day Delivery (TForce) service

October 2020 Update: Amazon has put Same-Day Delivery (TForce) service on hold. The end date for that hold is not yet available.
Same-Day Delivery is a shipping option that qualified Amazon sellers can offer on their listings. This option is only available in select cities in the U.S. Amazon has contracted with TForce to pick up and delivery your order that qualify. If you want to use this option, then your shipping labels must be purchased through the Amazon Buy Shipping service.

Enabling Amazon services in ShipBridge

To begin enabling Amazon services in ShipBridge, you must first select and enable Amazon services in Seller Central. Only services enabled in Seller Central will be available for selection in Sellercloud. The API registration for Amazon services can be completed on Seller Central. You will have the option to enter your shipping account information and use your own rates.
There are two steps that must be completed before you can head to ShipBridge. First, you must select and enable Amazon services in Seller Central. Second, you have the client setting Enable Generate Shipping Labels via Amazon enabled in Sellercloud. After you have finished these two steps, you can begin the following steps in ShipBridge:
  1. Enable Amazon services in Seller Central.
  2. Enable the client setting Enable Generate Shipping Labels via Amazon in Sellercloud. Enable generate shipping labels via Amazon setting
  3. In ShipBridge: Click Menu > Options > Carriers > Amazon.
  4. Select Use Amazon.
  5. Enter your MWS credentials. You can take these credentials from your Amazon Settings page. Secret Key = Marketplace Associate Key.
  6. Select the default Delivery Experience from the dropdown menu.
  7. Select a printer and check if that printer is thermal.
  8. If you have multiple companies with different Amazon accounts, use the Per-company Configuration.
  9. Click SaveShipBridge Amazon settings

Using Amazon’s Buy Shipping service in ShipBridge

  1. Select your order in ShipBridge.
  2. Right-click > Calculate Rates. (This is the equivalent of Get Eligible Services when shipping through Seller Central or Sellercloud.)
    Calculate rates
  3. Search for the service you want > Select a service.
  4. If applicable, you can modify the delivery experience by editing the order details. Right click an order > Edit Order > Order DetailsOrder details
  5. Ship the order. This will buy the label from Amazon and return a valid shipping label.
  6. You can also cancel a label. However, this will not mark the order as canceled/refunded/unshipped on Amazon. It will only void the shipping label. You must generate a new shipping label. Canceling a label will set the order as unshipped only in Sellercloud.
    The order will still have a shipped status in Seller Central because there are downstream dependencies that Amazon does not want to break by changing the status to unshipped.

Removing duplicate Amazon services in ShipBridge

You can remove duplicate Amazon services in ShipBridge. This is helpful if you only want Amazon rates to appear without any personal USPS, UPS, and FedEx account settings. Please note that enabling this setting in ShipBridge will only affect regular Amazon orders because this setting is already enabled for Amazon Prime orders.

  1. Click MenuOptions  > Carriers Amazon.
  2. Check Remove Duplicate Amazon Services.Remove duplicate Amazon services setting
  3. Save.
This setting only affects regular Amazon orders. It is always enabled for Amazon Prime orders.

Using Amazon’s Buy Shipping service Sellercloud

Before you begin, make sure that the client setting Enable Generate Shipping Labels via Amazon is enabled.
  1. Enable the client setting Enable Generate Shipping Labels via Amazon.
  2. Go to your order.
  3. Go to Actions > Select Buy/Cancel Shipping From AmazonBuy/Cancel shipping from Amazon
  4. On the next page, complete the request form. Package DimensionsPackage Weight, and Ship From address (defaults to a company address) are required.
  5. Click Get Eligible Services.Shipment details
  6. On the next page, select a shipping method. The Amazon rate charges display in the right column. Note: If you configured Stamps.com in Seller Central, those services will be available for purchase.
  7. Click Buy Shipping. The order will be updated with a Shipped status and with tracking in Sellercloud and Seller Central.
  8. On the next page, download the shipping label.
  9. You also have the option to cancel a label. However, this will not mark the order as canceled/refunded/unshipped on Amazon. It will only void the shipping label, so you must generate a new shipping label. Canceling a label will set the order as unshipped in Sellercloud only.
The order will still have a shipped status in Seller Central because there are downstream dependencies that Amazon does not want to break by moving it to an unshipped state.

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