Send to Amazon Effective Mar 1, 2023
In a recent email to third party developers, as well as Amazon sellers, Amazon set the deadline for access to the old workflow for shipments as February 28, 2023.
Starting March 1, 2023, Send to Amazon will replace the send/replenish inventory workflow for API-created shipments for all sellers.
Shipments that have been created, viewed, or edited using Send to Amazon cannot be viewed or edited via API. This includes shipments that have been created or edited via API in the past.
What does this mean for you as an InventoryLab customer?
Not a lot actually, as you can continue to use our batch process to add in your buy cost information for items you are sending to Amazon and create your shipments and send box contents.
The only change is that once you are in the Send to Amazon workflow, you will not be able to make any changes to your shipment (which includes box contents) through Stratify, our desktop application.
This is why it will become critical to make sure the contents of your shipment are correct and no changes need to be made. Make sure, before you go to Seller Central that you have not encountered any errors in your box contents since corrections will have to be made before navigating to Seller Central.
If you do navigate to Seller Central, and find that box contents did not carry over, have no fear! This is where the new Box Content Export will come into play.
We will update you as we learn more about this change.
Here is the text from the email to sellers:
Send to Amazon will replace the Send/replenish inventory workflow for FBA shipments that are created through APIs on March 1, 2023. This change is part of our efforts to make shipment creation more scalable and flexible.
All sellers who create shipments via Seller Central are already using Send to Amazon. If you create your FBA shipments by using an in-house or third-party developer tool that's integrated with Amazon Marketplace Web Service API or Selling Partner API, you'll have three options to manage your shipments:
1 - 100% on Send to Amazon in Seller Central: Create, edit, and complete your shipment on Send to Amazon.
2 - 100% on API: Create, edit, and complete your shipment on Amazon Marketplace Web Service API or Selling Partner API.
3 - Send to Amazon and API: Use an API to create your shipment, then go to your Shipping Queue in Seller Central to access the API-created shipment. You'll be directed automatically to Send to Amazon to edit and complete your shipment.
(*** This third option is how it works with InventoryLab ***)
Once you view or edit an API-created shipment in Send to Amazon, you cannot use an API to further edit the shipment. In addition, shipments that you create on Send to Amazon can't be edited using an API.
- February 28 is the last day on which you can view and edit API-created shipments using Send/replenish inventory.
- Starting March 1, the old workflow won't be available.
For more information, go to these pages:
"FBA shipment creation changes to Send to Amazon"
"Create shipments with Send to Amazon"
"Amazon Marketplace Web Service overview"
"Selling Partner API"
We're always looking for ways to improve your selling experience. Let us know what you think by clicking "Your feedback is important" in the Send to Amazon workflow.
The Fulfillment by Amazon team
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