Choose your order type

When you create an order, there are 3 options: direct, cross dock and local. 

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Direct is the obvious choice if the supplier will prep and ship the items to FBA for you. 

But if the items are coming to your facility or a 3rd party prep center, or if lead times are very long, you might be wondering whether to choose cross dock or local. Here are a few considerations, though ultimately you may want to try both. In the end you might prefer one or use different ones for different suppliers.

Use cross dock when:

  • Your shipments typically consist of items from the same PO
  • You use kits and would like RestockPro to automatically "build" your kits when the assigned parts are received
  • You generally ship everything that you order

Use local when:

  • You plan to keep items in your local warehouse
  • You commonly combine items from multiple POs to ship to Amazon
  • You use kits but you prefer to build them yourself. At times it makes more sense to use the parts for individual sale or a different kit.