To remain in good standing with Amazon, it's important to make sure the inbound shipments match up to the shipment plan that was created in SellerCentral. Amazon will penalize merchants for shipping wrong items, short shipping inventory, including extras and for other errors. Our shipment validation functionality allows you to verify the items you've packed in your shipment match the shipment plan that Amazon is expecting.
The shipment validation functionality is only available with the premium plan.
Here are the types of errors you can identify with shipment validation:
From SellerCentral, download the shipment plan file, which contains the SKUs and item count that Amazon is expecting.
From the Reports menu, select Plan Validation. Upload the file you downloaded from SellerCentral. You now have two options for validating packed items to the shipment plan.
From the Reports menu, select Shipments and open by the shipment you've completed. You should see the shipment plan information displayed alongside the information about the items you've packed. Review the report to verify accuracy of your packed items. Make adjustments and re-print box contents labels as needed.
Open up the packing view that you're going to use and select Yes to shipment plan validation. As you pack your items via the UI, you will be alerted if any of the items packed do not match the items in the shipment list.