What does “floor loaded” mean?
A container or truck is floor loaded when it is stacked with freight from the floor to the roof without the utilization of a shipping pallet, which enables crews to use forklifts and pallet jacks to unload and move the freight.
Why might Amazon refuse my floor loaded delivery?
When loading boxed products directly on the floor versus on pallets, it takes longer for Amazon’s fulfillment centers to process your goods. In the case that your shipment requires extensive labor and handling, your delivery may be refused and additional charges may be applied to your bill. The latter also impacts the availability of your products for sales on the Amazon marketplace, so it is crucial to make your deliveries according to Amazon’s guidelines and requirements.
Amazon’s Floor Loading Requirements
Amazon’s floor loading policy prompts for the shipper to palletize all shipments whenever possible. This is done to secure earlier delivery appointments and safe unloading procedures. Due to safety concerns, Amazon often refuses floor-loaded shipments that require extensive labor or handling. This may happen when boxes are greater than 50 pounds.
* Any additional charges assessed by your carrier would vary based on the extra time and labor required to unload your goods, which can vary significantly from shipment to shipment.
* You must notify Amazon’s FBA Fulfillment Center immediately when you know that your shipment will be floor loaded. After this, Amazon will assess your request and notify you whether or not your shipment is accepted. You can find this information in the appointment section of Amazon’s Carrier Central platform. (Select Load Type → Floor Loaded)