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How to Deliver your Small Parcels to Amazon

How to Deliver your Small Parcels to Amazon

In this guide, you will find shipping requirements such as labeling for small parcel deliveries to Amazon’s fulfillment centers.

Small Parcels: Shipment Packing Guidelines

  • When packing a small parcel shipment, make sure to use appropriate boxes before sending them to Amazon.
  • The standard box and its inner packing used for LTL or full truckload FTL pallet shipments may not handle the process of standard shipping. That is because small parcel package boxes are on a constant move, which makes the box more vulnerable to break.
  • If you decide to recycle a box that is normally used on palletized shipments and the units are damaged during small parcel delivery, the shipper will be responsible for the damaged units.

    

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Small Parcels: Guidelines for carriers

  • Carries must be registered with Amazon to be able to make delivery appointments and deliveries into Amazon’s fulfillment centers.
  • Amazon does not accept deliveries from the general public, so only professional carriers can make delivery appointments with Amazon’s fulfillment centers.
  • The carrier must follow Amazon’s delivery requirements and adhere to safety standards.
  • Delivery appointments must be scheduled through Amazon’s Carrier Central website.
     

Small Parcels: Box Labels

  • A set of unique labels must be printed. You cannot photocopy, modify, or reuse any labels to use on additional boxes.
  • All small parcel boxes must contain shipment labels, without including other messages/notes.
  • If you are reusing boxes from previous shipments, be sure to remove all previous labeling for clarity.
  • The labels must be placed in a visible area on the box (i.e. on top of the box, or on the side of the box). Amazon always prefers side labels.
  • Never place the labels on the seam of the box, as they can easily get damaged when opening the box, making the barcodes unscannable.
  • If possible, place the shipment labels about 1.25” from all edges of the box (centered).
  • Do not tape over the shipment labels.

    

Small Parcels: Additional Requirements

If shipping with one of Amazon’s partnered carriers, be sure to enter accurate dimensional data for each of the boxes. These dimensions are typically used to calculate dimensional weight, which is used to determine fees if it exceeds the actual weight of the box.
  

Required Information for Quoting

  • Incoterms with your supplier (EXW, FOB, etc)
  • Factory address
  • Delivery address (If delivering to Amazon FBA, please provide the 4-digit Facility Code)
  • Description of goods (Include HS Code if available)
  • Value of goods
  • Advise if you have imported to the United States before
  • Do you have a continuous customs bond?
  • How often do you import to the U.S.?
  • How often do you plan to import in the next year?