If you’re selling products on any marketplace, you can use Amazon’s Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) service to fulfill orders through Amazon. This saves time and can help grow your business by removing the burden of order logistics and fulfillment. The FBA service will handle the picking, packing, shipping, and customer service. Amazon stores your inventory in their warehouses so your products are ready to ship when the orders come in.
Check out this video tutorial on how the FBA Inbound Shipment Wizard in Sellercloud’s Delta interface makes it easy to create FBA inbound shipments!
You’ll use an FBA inbound shipment to send stock to Amazon’s fulfillment centers. Here’s how:
- Add items to your FBA inbound shipment (using the wizard) =>
- Item quantity is reserved in the regular warehouse.
- Mark the shipment as shipped =>
- Inventory moves into the interim warehouse.
- Amazon fulfillment center receives shipment =>
- Inventory automatically moves from interim warehouse to FBA warehouse.
Check out these other tutorials on using the wizard to easily create all of your FBA inbound shipments!
- Small parcel inbound shipment
- Non-partnered LTL inbound shipment
- Amazon-partnered LTL inbound shipment
- Small parcel Amazon-partnered inbound shipment using case quantity
Creating an FBA inbound shipment
To start a shipment:
- Click Inventory > FBA Inbound Shipments > Create New FBA Inbound Shipment; OR
- Search for FBA > click Create New FBA Inbound Shipment
The FBA Inbound Shipment Wizard will guide you through the entire shipment creation workflow on six tabs, which each have their own Help article to assist you:
Deleting an FBA inbound shipment
Click Inventory > FBA inbound shipments > Manage FBA Shipments > select shipment(s) > Action Menu > Delete Selected.
You cannot delete shipments with a Shipped status.
Searching for an FBA inbound shipment
The Manage FBA Shipments page gives you access to all of your FBA inbound shipments. You can use the global search tool as well, but this page lets you search for shipments using default or custom filters and columns.
To access the Manage FBA Shipments page:
- Go to Inventory > FBA Inbound Shipments > Manage FBA Shipments.
Default filters are the most common and always easily accessible. The default filters for this page are:
- Internal Shipment Number
- Shipment Status
- Amazon Shipment ID
You also have the option to customize your filters. To customize your filters:
- Go to the Manage FBA Shipments page > Click Add filter.
- Select your filter from the dropdown menu.
- Click your filter to use it in the search.
- Click Search.
- Optional: Click Save View to save these filters for easy access.
- Optional: You can delete your filters by clicking the trash icon.
Default columns appear when you search for shipments. The default columns are:
- Shipment ID
- Created On
- Ship From Warehouse
- Tracking Number
- PO #
Customizing your columns lets you choose what information you want quick access to when searching. To customize your columns:
- Go to the Manage FBA Shipments page > Click the vertical ellipses > Click Customize Columns.
- Click Add Column > Select which columns you want to add from the drop down menu.
- Click Apply.
- Optional: You can reorganize the order in which columns appear by dragging the column.