Amazon Labeling & Logistics: 8 Steps You Need to Take When Shipping Your Products

Amazon Labeling & Logistics: 8 Steps You Need to Take When Shipping Your Products

Amazon account management and inventory controls are among the top concerns for FBA sellers as they create shipments to the online marketplace’s warehouses.

As expert Amazon seller consultants with over two decades of combined experience, Velocity Sellers helps clients create repeatable processes to ensure that shipments arrive on time and ready to be sold.

For many sellers creating FBA inbound shipments to Amazon, the process begins with a unique system designed to monitor inventory levels for products that are sold online. Third-party software solutions like Oboo are common, as are CRM’s and custom inventory systems.

Sellers use tools to create shipment plans that ultimately land in the shipping queue on Seller Central. 

Regardless of the system used to create the shipment, creating this plan is the first and an important step to sending products to Amazon. 

Once the shipment is identified in the queue, there are steps for every seller that must be taken in Seller Central in order to create shipping labels for products and have them transferred to Amazon’s fulfillment centers. 

Creating shipping labels that are mistake-free is an essential step in the process of sending your products to Amazon. 

To grow your Amazon business and increase revenue, you must complete the shipping and labeling process efficiently. This need is why savvy sellers turn to experts like those at Velocity Sellers.

Our experts at Velocity Sellers came together to provide a few important tips for planning your inventory management to reduce potential challenges. 

1. Amazon Seller Central Labeling Process

Creating labels for boxes, packages, and pallets tell the fulfillment centers exactly how to handle your goods. 

Once your shipment is in the Seller Central shipping queue, you are able to begin working on it for processing and sending to Amazon fulfillment centers. 

There are several steps that you, as an Amazon seller,  must take when creating labels for shipments of products to fulfillment centers to ensure that products arrive at the appropriate destination.

2. Review shipment content

Ensure that the proper SKU’s have been selected for your content list. We recommend that you keep your order as simple as possible, with only one SKU per order.

3. Select a shipping service provider

In most cases, the experts at Velocity Sellers recommend that you choose to ship your products using an Amazon carrier, despite there being other options available, as it is typically the lower-cost option.

Service providers will also seek information on the relative size of your shipment and you may choose from a small parcel, LTL (Less than a truckload), or an FTL (full truckload). 

4. Shipment Packing and Box Content Information

In this section of the Seller Central process, you will be asked to provide content information about the products in your shipment. 

There are several options for sellers to choose from to complete this task, including web forms, uploading information files, and choosing to pay a processing fee, and having Amazon complete the task for you.

5. Order the pallet

This essential step tells the shipping provider the exact size, type, and weight of your shipment. 

Pallets are limited to 150 units and should be stackable for ease of transportation and safety.

6. Shipping Charges and Labels

Once you have completed the previous steps and detailed the continents of your shipment, you will be asked to select a shipment date. This is the date that your freight is ready to be loaded onto a truck for shipment.

Amazon, if you have chosen them as your shipping service provider, will calculate the cost of shipment using the declared value of your content and its freight class. 

To avoid any surprises, it is best to review these charges and accept them before moving on to the final step in the label creation and shipping process.  

7. Accept charges and finalize labels

At this point in the process, you have completed all of the necessary steps to shipping your products to an Amazon fulfillment center. 

It is only left for you to print the labels, save a record of your shipment to avoid any issues that could arise during transit, and ensure that the labels are correctly affixed to the boxes and pallets being loaded onto trucks.

8. The importance of perfection in label creation 

The logistics of creating a shipment in Amazon Seller Central is a multi-step process that must be completed correctly in order for your products to arrive without issue at a fulfillment center.

Making mistakes, even the smallest ones, can lead to lost products, slow sales, and missed opportunities.

Professional Amazon account management professionals, like those at Velocity sellers, know the importance of efficiency and perfection. 

It is our mission to help Amazon sellers get their shipments to fulfillment centers on time and without issue. 

Contact us when you need to ship to Amazon

With two decades of combined experience, our Amazon managed account team understands growing your business and increasing Amazon sales.

We help sellers like you navigate the logistics of shipping to Amazon, managing your inventory, and increasing your sales. 

We help sellers like you navigate the logistics of shipping to Amazon, managing yoru inventory, and increasing your sales. 

Contact us when you are ready to build higher profits and increase sales using the world’s largest online marketplace. 

To your success,

Jake