Sometimes, due to amazon API limitations, we may recommend that you bypass creating the shipment directly from InventoryLab and instead create a shipment plan from your listings that you created in InventoryLab. Although this may seem like a complex or duplicated step, it is actually very simple if you follow the instructions, and only takes a few minutes to complete.
This process is particularly helpful when you use Amazon’s label and prep services or commingle some of your items. If you create the shipments through InventoryLab you will have to separate products by label type into separate shipments. By sending only the feeds and creating a shipping plan you bypass that system.
To bypass creating shipments in Stratify, you will need to add the items to a Private batch.
After everything that needs to be shipped has been added, click the Review Batch button at the bottom of the List & Prep page.
On the Review Batch page, click Submit. This will bring up a window that gives you an option to send your product listing feeds, or send feeds and request proposed FBA shipment plans.
When the window appears, uncheck the box for the Request proposed FBA shipment plans from Amazon option, then click Sync. This will close your batch and allow you to begin the process of uploading the shipping plan into Seller Central.
From here, go to List>Closed Batches:
Click the name of the batch you need a Shipping Plan File for:
Click on Export and choose Shipping Plan File. This will give you a properly formatted .txt file:
- Note: You must wait 5 to 10 minutes for your feeds to fully send your listings over to Amazon prior to uploading your Inbound Shipping Plan into Seller Central. If you attempt the upload too early, Amazon will give an "Unknown SKU. The SKU for this product is unknown or cannot be found." error.
Now, you're ready to upload! Simply visit this link (click here) and upload the file.
Make sure you go directly to step 2 to upload the file (step 1 was done when you exported the Shipping Plan File in Stratify):
This will create a shipment plan with the items you listed with Stratify.
To get to the Shipping Plan page to create your shipments, click the Shipping Queue link at the top of the page.
On the Shipping Queue page, click the Shipping plans tab to go to your shipping plans list:
Locate the plan and click Work on Shipment.