How do I create an Amazon shipment in RestockPro?

There are several ways to start an Amazon shipment in RestockPro. Then, you can create the shipment completely within RestockPro, or download a shipment file to upload to Amazon.

Options for Starting a Shipment

You can start an Amazon shipment from several places in RestockPro, depending on your situation: the Restock Suggestions page, the POs and Shipments page, or the Local Inventory page.

From the Restock Suggestions page

If you have units of an item in local inventory, and RestockPro is suggesting that you send some to Amazon, you can start a shipment from the Restock Suggestions page.

1. Click the arrow by the suggested ship quantity to insert that number into the order quantity box and start an order.

Note: Although the modal will say "order" or "purchase order," you will actually be guided to create an Amazon shipment.

Suggested shipment view in RestockPro

Tip: You may need to scroll to the far right of the Restock Suggestions grid and/or click the hamburger menu to add this column if it was removed.

Hamburger icon on Restock Suggestions page in RestockPro

2. Choose "My Warehouse" as the source if prompted.

3. Name the order, then click "Create PO."

4. You will now see the Restock Suggestions grid again, filtered by items with local quantities in your warehouse. Add quantities for any more items you want to ship to Amazon at this time.

5. Click the "Create FBA Shipment" button on the right side of the screen.

6. Proceed with the Shipment Wizard steps below.

From the POs and Shipments page

If you have an existing local purchase order that has been fully received, you can start a shipment from the PO.

  1. Go to the POs and Shipments page and click into that order.
  2. Click "Next Step: Ship Items from Local Inventory."
  3. Proceed with the Shipment Wizard steps below.

From the Local Inventory page

If you have local inventory, you can go to the Local Inventory page and choose items to start a shipment:

  1. Go to the Local Inventory page in RestockPro and use the column filters or search to find item(s) you need to ship to Amazon.
  2. In the FBA Shipment Quantity column, enter a number equal to or less than the number shown in the Local Quantity column (which is the number of units you currently have in your local inventory).
    • Tip: Click the copy icon to copy the Local Quantity into the FBA Shipment Quantity column if you want to send all of your local units to Amazon now. Arrow pointing to the icon for copying local quantity into FBA shipment quantity in RestockPro
  3. Once you have added quantities for all the items you want to ship to FBA, click the "Create FBA Shipment" button on the left side of the screen.
  4. Proceed with the Shipment Wizard steps below.

Shipment Wizard

Any of the above options will start a Shipment Wizard that guides you through the rest of the process:

  1. First, you may be prompted to choose how you want to proceed:
    • Take me to the RestockPro Create Shipment tool: Choose this to continue in RestockPro with the steps below.
    • I will finalize the shipping plan on Seller Central: Choose this to log into Amazon and create a shipment.
  2. If you choose to create the shipment in RestockPro, next you will see a modal guiding you through the shipment process. Shipment summary view in RestockPro

    Ensure the details are correct on the pop-up modal and select options as needed:
    • Ship items by case pack: Check the box to ship by case pack, if applicable. A Case Qty column will appear automatically, along with the Ship Qty (which shows the number of units). Double check that the numbers are accurate and agree with each other.
    • Template: If you checked the case pack box, a Template column with a drop-down will also appear. Use the drop-down to choose a box configuration template for each product. (You can add and edit these templates on the Products page.)
    • Sticker? This box will be checked if Amazon requires labels for this item.
    • Who preps: Choose whether the seller or Amazon will prep this item.
      Note: This is a required field for Amazon's shipment workflow. If no prep is required for the item, choose "Seller."
  1. Click "Next" and check or edit the details on the next tab:
    • Shipment Name: This will default to be the same as the order name you started with in RestockPro but can be changed.
    • From Address: Select an address, e.g. your supplier's, your own, or your warehouse.
    • Label Preference: Choose how you want to handle any required labels/stickers:
      • Seller Label Only: the seller (your supplier in this case) will label the items as required by Amazon.
      • Amazon Label Only: Amazon will attempt to label any items that require labels. If they don't have enough information to label a product, that item will not be included in the shipping plan.
      • Amazon Label Preferred: Amazon will attempt to label any items that require labels. If they don't have enough information to label a product, that item will still be included in the shipping plan, and the seller/supplier must label it.
  2. Below these options, you can choose how you want to continue with the shipment:
    • Choose "Create shipment in RestockPro" to continue creating the shipment within RestockPro.
      Note: This option will be unavailable after February 15, 2023.
    • Choose "Send to Amazon" to download the shipping file to upload to Seller Central.

Steps for each are continued below.

Create Shipment in RestockPro

Note: This option will be unavailable after February 15, 2023, due to changes in the Amazon API. Instead, you will be directed to download a shipping file; see steps below.

  1. Click "Next."
  2. On the Review tab, RestockPro will retrieve the shipment plan from Amazon and display it. Review the details of the shipment(s) and click "Next" to accept the shipment plan. RestockPro will create the shipment(s) in Amazon for you.
    • You will also have the chance to add these items to an existing Amazon shipment here if you prefer.
  3. On the Complete tab, RestockPro will confirm that the shipment was created and offer for you to print stickers if needed.

Send to Amazon

  1. Click "Next."
  2. If you selected "Send in Case Packs" on the first tab, you will now see a "Case Pack" tab where you fill in the box dimensions and weights for your case pack items (required), then click "Next" again.
    • Tip: If you already selected a box configuration template on the Shipment Summary step, these dimensions and weights will already be filled in.
  3. The file will be downloaded automatically, and you will proceed to the final tab where RestockPro provides a link to Seller Central so you can upload the file. 

Completed and Archived Shipments

Once a shipment is completed, it will be archived, but you can un-archive a shipment if needed:

  1. Go to the POs and Shipments page.
  2. Flip the switch to "Show Archived" if needed. Non-archived shipments have a closed folder icon beside them, while archived ones have an open folder icon: pos-and-shipments-show-archived
  3. Click the open folder icon in the "Archive" column to un-archive the shipment and confirm when prompted.

Note: Shipment steps may vary slightly depending on your order type or Restock Model. Learn more about each order type and Restock Model in the articles below: