This page provides information about the first step to create a shipment with Send to Amazon, choose inventory to send, including how to set up your workflow, add inventory that you want to send to fulfillment centers, and create case pack templates.
You can add inventory to a workflow by either selecting from a list of your available Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) SKUs or by uploading SKUs in bulk using a template.
To add inventory to your workflow from a list of available FBA SKUs, choose Select from list as your SKU selection method. You can add inventory as single-SKU boxes (also called case packs) or as individual units.
Watch our video for an overview, and read the full instructions for both case packs and units below.
Single-SKU boxes, or case packs, contain one or more units of the same SKU. If the contents, weights, and dimensions for your single-SKU boxes don’t change frequently, we recommend that you create case pack templates for those SKUs that you want to send to Amazon.
Case pack templates let you save information about how your SKUs are packed, prepped, and labeled. Once you have created a template, you can reuse it for future shipments, which can save you time when you replenish inventory. You can have up to three case pack templates per SKU in Send to Amazon. You can edit a template by clicking the Edit icon in the packing details column.
Watch our video tutorial, and read the full instructions below.
If you are shipping mixed-SKU boxes (boxes that contain more than one SKU), or single-SKU boxes that change from shipment to shipment, follow the steps below:
To add inventory to a workflow in bulk using a template, choose File upload as your SKU selection method.
To create and upload the file, follow the steps below.
Generate and download the template
List your SKUs in the spreadsheet
Upload your completed file
Do not rename the tabs or change the structure of the cells in the spreadsheet.
Do not change the structure of the cells in the tab.
This can take a few minutes depending on file size. Don’t refresh or leave the page while the upload is in progress.
Follow these steps to update the prep category, prep owner, or label owner for multiple SKUs:
Each item that you send to a fulfillment center requires a barcode, which we use to identify and track inventory throughout the fulfillment process. For more information, go to FBA product barcode requirements.
If your SKU requires Amazon barcodes (FNSKU labels) and you selected Seller as the labeling owner, click Print SKU labels in the Information/action column, and then apply the printed labels.
You can also print your unit labels from View contents in each shipment card in steps 2 to 5 of the workflow.
After you have added all the inventory that you want to send, you can review all the SKUs by clicking the SKUs ready to send tab. After you verify the packaging, prep and labeling details, proceed to the next step by clicking Confirm and continue.
All FBA SKUs displays all of your SKUs that have been converted to Fulfilled by Amazon for the store destination that you've selected. SKUs ready to send lets you review just the SKUs that you’ve selected to send to a fulfillment center.
To edit a case pack template, select the template in the packing detail column and click the edit icon next to it. This will open the template in edit mode. Be sure to save any changes you make to the template by clicking Save. Click delete case pack template if you want to delete it.
You can create a maximum of three case pack templates per SKU. If you would like to create more templates per SKU, share your feedback by clicking on the Your feedback is important link on the Send to Amazon page.
Currently, for each shipment you create in Send to Amazon, you can only use one packing template per SKU. We are working to enable shipments with more than one case pack configuration per SKU. Until then, use Individual units as your packing detail if you are shipping more than one packing configuration per SKU.
In the case pack template, the box dimensions and weight fields correspond to the box you’ll hand off to your carrier. Dimensions are the outside dimensions of the box, and the weight is the total weight of the packed shipping box, including dunnage.
For each case pack template, we need to know whether you or Amazon will prep and label individual units. If prep instructions are known for your SKU, they will be displayed in the template. If they are not known, select them when you create the template. For more information, see Packaging and prep requirements.
If your SKU is eligible to ship with a manufacturer barcode, you may not have to label individual items. Learn more about using a manufacturer barcode to track inventory.