FBA Shipments – Case Quantity Mode


Overview

FBA inbound shipments will often be split into numerous shipments to multiple Amazon fulfillment centers — unless you have signed up for Amazon’s  Inventory Placement Service, a per-unit-fee service. However, if you create an 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.

Even units of the same SKU can be split into numerous shipments by Amazon. For example, if you create a shipment with a quantity of 100 and the same SKU, Amazon may decide to send 50 to one center and 50 to another.  For this shipment, 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 – You have 4 cases, so Amazon may direct the shipment to up to 4 different fulfillment centers.

To create an FBA inbound shipment with case quantity in Sellercloud:

To set up products for case quantity:

You can always set a default case quantity at the product level by completing the item’s Quantity per Case field. This is the default number of items in a case.

Set Case Quantity in an FBA Inbound Shipment

Learn how to enable Case Qty for products added to an FBA shipment.

  1. In the FBA Inbound Shipment wizard, go to the Products tab.
  2. Select the product and enter the Qty to Ship > click Add & Close.

    Product Qty to Ship

  3. Click the Enable Case Qty button.

    Enable Case Qty Icon

  4. In the shipment’s Qty Per Case field, the quantity of items within a case is 25, in the example below. This is a factor of the Qty to Ship. That is, the quantity of units you are shipping (100) is divisible by the Qty Per Case (25). The Cases Qty field auto-populates with 4 cases shipping (to up to 4 separate fulfillment centers).

    Qty Per Case

  5. Proceed to the Prep Guidance tab by clicking the blue arrow.

You can also add the Case Qty from the action menu of the FBA Inbound Shipment page:

  1. Go to Inventory > Manage Inventory > FBA Inbound Shipments.
  2. Select a shipment > Actions > Enable Case Qty.FBA enable case qty
For step-by-step instructions on the FBA inbound shipment wizard, including guidance on each of the wizard’s six tabs, see Creating an FBA inbound shipment.

Set Case Qty For a Product

Follow the steps below to configure the Case Qty for a single product in Sellercloud:

  1. Go to Catalog > Manage Catalog > select a product.
  2. On the Product Details page, select Toolbox > Purchasing > Edit.
  3. In the Inventory panel, enter the Qty Per Case, Case Weight, and Case Dimensions.
  4. Click Save.Product case qty

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 even happen with units of the same SKU. For example, if you create a shipment of 100 quantity of SKU, 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 – You have 4 cases, so Amazon
    may direct the shipment to 4 fulfillment centers, but not to more than 4 separate centers
You can always set a default case quantity at the product level by completing the product’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 Qty
  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.Qty Case Num
  5. When done, click Save Shipment.

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