This guide is meant to help you understand the process when shipping items in bulk using Palletfly Ordering System
First, you need to decide if you are looking to move your shipment quickly or efficiently. The faster turnaround, the more expensive. Palletfly default is to route your orders to go the cheaper option. You can put in a special request if you want to route your shipment the quicker way or need to split it up. (NOTE: This should be done during the checkout process on our site and not after the order is paid for)
Note: If shipping to FBA, we require you to use the legacy system. (Need help accessing the legacy shipments?) We are aware that amazon is changing over to a new workflow and are currently researching solutions to the issues this is going to present.
Terms you should learn:
Our goal is to help make shipments move faster, easier, and smoother. However, we use 100s of different warehouses to fill orders and each one has their specific guidelines. In most cases, they will be unable to accept shipments that violate the guidelines. To better assist you, we recommend reading this entire guide and working within the guidelines on each shipment we supply information for.
Please note that we are unable to ASIN label (also known as FNSKU) unless it is specified on our product listing. ASIN labels sent to us will be disregarded without notice. We recommend that you have Amazon label your products.
We do not accept WILL CALL pickups. This means that you are unable to come and pick up your order in person. We only accept freight or parcel companies along with trackable documents for pickup.
You will be required to make selections during the checkout process so that your order gets processed properly. Failure to make the correct selections may result in issues with your order further down the line (such as if you select the incorrect ship-to address - the order will ship to that address, etc.)
NOTE: At times, the warehouse may overwrite your routing if they deem it necessary to do so (for instance, if you choose LTL for a single box, or if the warehouse does not allow 3rd party shipping to be scheduled, etc). We will try to add notes when possible to the order quote. If we are unable to, we will be in touch with any changes either at the invoice stage or at the shipment stage. Make sure NOT to book shipping prior to receiving a shipment email (labelled with SID)
Ship-To: The location which the order will ship to. If you are shipping to FBA, there are additional steps outlined below that you must follow.
Shipping Method: The requested shipping method (we recommend sticking with having us choose the cheapest method)
Shipping Party: Select if you will be booking shipping (that includes through Amazon) or if Palletfly will quote and book shipping on your behalf.
Once you check out and make a payment, your order will be prepared by the warehouse. Once the order is prepared, we will have the details for your shipment. We will then provide you with the order pickup information in a email titled with a shipment ID (SID).
All shipping correspondence must be made on the shipment email thread with all parties CC'd. Any documents submitted outside this email will be disregard (as a precaution to avoid mis-shipping orders).
Note that the shipping details we provide is in compliance with the warehouse guidelines. Please do not make your own adjustments or break up the shipment. Doing so may result in penalties, order cancellation, or extra charges. If a change needs to be made, please correspond with your sales rep with this information.
(TIP ON HOW TO AVOID SHIPMENT BREAKING UP)
We do not accept USPS shipments as they do not provide us with proof of shipment at time of pickup. Please use another service provider.
Orders damaged during transit must be claimed directly with the shipping company. It is your responsibility to purchase insurance on your shipments. Should damaged upon arrival units not be caused by shipping, please advise us within 3 days of receiving the shipment along with images and any other documentation. If shipping to an FBA center, keep in mind it may take some time for them to recieve your shipment. See more details here.
If you are planning to ship your products to FBA, start by creating the listing: Add your product to your amazon seller account using the ASIN or UPC provided. You can also add it by clicking on the "Check if Gated" text on any of our product pages. (We are working on a new guide to reflect the new send to amazon workflow)
Shipping by UPS/Fedex:
A - Customer paying for & Shipping straight to FBA (AKA SPD)
B - Shipping directly to your address
Palletfly paying for & Shipping straight to FBA
Shipping by LTL/TL:
A - Shipping straight to FBA
Here is a sample LTL shipment:
16. Wait until you get an email with the BOL attached from Amazon. (This can take from 24-72 hours - all depending on Amazon / Truck availability)
17. Download the BOL in PDF format
18. Respond directly to the shipment email thread with the BOL attached as a PDF file
19. Done! You will be emailed a PRO tracking number once your shipment has been picked up.
B - Shipping directly to your address
3. Done! You will be emailed a PRO tracking number once your shipment has been picked up.
Some orders require us to ASIN label the products in order to get accurate box/pallet details. An email will be sent to you requesting those labels/details.
Begin by adding the product to your catalog as detailed above and getting to the Send/Replenish Inventory stage.
Step 1: Add the details from the shipment email into Amazon. (Ship-From, QTY, Number of Cases) and Hit "Continue". If the box details are unavailable, continue by putting 1 in "unit per case" and total QTY on order in "number of cases" (this can be changed later in the shipment without issue).
Step 2: IF ASIN LABELS NEEDED On the next page, you will select "Merchant" under "Who Preps?" and Hit "Continue".
Step 3: On the next page, you will print the labels using 30-up labels. (Be sure to leave this option selected unless otherwise instructed by our team. Also make sure to send this as a PDF attachment ONLY to the shipment email thread)
TIP: You can also print ASIN labels at any time from the product listings menu.
Step 1: Go to Seller Central > Inventory > Manage FBA Inventory.
Step 2: Locate the item you wish to print labels for.
Step 3: Click the arrow near the edit button.
Step 4: Select Print item labels and input the amount of labels you wish to print.
You may request for us to book shipping on your behalf prior to checking out your order using the Palletfly Quote Shipping button within the checkout process as detailed below. You can also have us quote shipping after you check out the order by replying to all members on the invoice email. Please note that once an order is checked out, the ship-to address may not be changed without approval.
To request a quote during checkout, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Follow the steps you normally would to start an order (place a request, await a quote, start the checkout process).
Step 2: Once you are in the checkout process, select your ship to address from your address book. If the address is not yet in your address book, you can add it using the Add New Location button.
Step 3: Under Shipping Party, select the Palletfly Quote Shipping option.
Step 4: A quote will be emailed to you containing all the relevant information (estimated time, terms, etc.). Make sure you review the quote in its entirety.
Step 5: Go back to your checkout list (you can click the checkout button on the quote email or go to My Inquires at the top right hand side of any Palletfly page).
Step 6: Locate the inquiry in question. It will be under the Shipping Quote Ready dropdown. Press the Accept Quote button
Step 7: Your request will now show as Ready To Checkout Quote Accepted. You can proceed as you normally do on any other order.
Step 8: Wait for the shipment email:
- If you are shipping the order to FBA, follow the steps above to obtain the FBA labels needed to identify the shipment at the FBA facility.
- If you are shipping to your own location, the email serves as a notification that your order is being routed. You will get another email once the order picks up or delivers.
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