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Prepare shipment to Amazon

The Prepare shipment page helps you ship your inventory to Amazon. Follow the requirements below to help ensure safe and on-time delivery to our fulfillment centers.

Prepare shipment is the fifth step in the six-step shipment creation process:


  1. Set quantity for shipment to Amazon
  2. Prepare your products for FBA shipping
  3. Label products
  4. Review shipments to Amazon
  5. Prepare shipment to Amazon
  6. Summary of shipment process

The Prepare Shipment page will walk you through the process of creating each of your shipments. The steps required to complete a shipment may vary depending on whether you choose Small parcel delivery (SPD) or Less than truckload (LTL) delivery.

General procedures are as follows:


  1. Select the shipping method and your preferred carrier.
  2. In the "Shipment packing" step, follow the directions to provide box content information for each of your boxes. Box content information includes the quantity of each ASIN per box, the box weight and dimensions, and expiration dates (if applicable). Click Confirm.
  3. If you selected Amazon-Partnered Carrier (Japan Post), click Calculate. Select I agree to the terms and conditions, and then click Accept charges.
  4. Select the label stock and click Print box labels. A PDF file is generated for you. You can open it with Adobe Acrobat Reader and print your labels immediately or save the file and print your labels later. Make sure you print the full set of labels. There are two (2) labels for each box in your shipment if you selected Amazon-Partnered Carrier: Prepaid shipment label for Japan Post, and an FBA shipping label. For more information on the prepaid shipment label for Japan Post, see here. Make sure you put the correct label on each box. If you modify the number of boxes after you have already printed your labels, you must reprint the entire set of labels for your shipment.
    Important: Each label has an unique number per box. Do not photocopy, reuse, or modify labels for use on additional boxes.
  5. Enter the shipping method and the information on the box based on the carrier.
  6. Put the shipping label on each box.

Note: Please adhere to our Packaging Requirements when preparing your shipment to help prevent damage to your products in transit. You can also view our Shipping and Routing Requirements for guidance on sending your shipments.

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