Inbound FBA Shipment Contents Validation

 

Background


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:

  • Packing SKUs that are not in the shipment plan
  • Packing more units than in the shipment plan
  • Not packing all of the items in the shipment plan
  • Not packing all of the units that are in the shipment plan
  • Providing a FNSKU instead of ASIN and vice versa

Step 1


From SellerCentral, download the shipment plan file, which contains the SKUs and item count that Amazon is expecting.

Download shipment plan

Step 2


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.

  • Pack your items into boxes and create 2D box contents barcodes as you usually would and compare packed items to the shipment plan when packing is complete
  • Valida items to plan as you are packing them into boxes

Option 1: Validate to plan after packing is complete


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.

Review packed item accuracy

Option 2: Validate to plan as items are being packed


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.

Download shipment plan