Less than truckload (LTL) and full truckload (FTL) shipments, including wrapped pallets, require additional preparations. Here is everything you and your carrier are responsible for while sending large-volume shipments to Amazon.
The requirements for individual boxes shipped to fulfilment centres also apply to boxes loaded on pallets for transport by truck. For more information, refer to the help page Shipping and routing requirements
What you need to do
You are responsible for:
Using acceptable pallets
Building pallet shipments
Adhering to pallet label requirements
Providing the bill of lading (BOL)
Providing your carrier with Amazon reference IDs and shipment
For more information, refer to the help page Seller requirements for less than truckload (LTL) and full truckload (FTL) deliveries.
What your carrier needs to do
Make sure your carrier:
Has Amazon reference IDs and shipment IDs
Schedules advanced delivery appointments
Adheres to the vehicle condition requirements
For more information, refer to the help page Carrier requirements for less than truckload (LTL) and full truckload (FTL) deliveries.
Pallets are preferred. If you must floor-load your shipment, refer to the help page Floor loading policy. For small parcels, refer to the help page Small parcel delivery requirements.
Important: Failure to comply with FBA product preparation requirements, safety requirements, and
product restrictions may result in the refusal of inventory at the Amazon fulfilment
centre, disposal or return of inventory, blocking of future deliveries to the fulfilment
centre, charging for preparation, or for non-compliance at the fulfilment centre. Please
share these requirements with your carrier or vendor to ensure that they fully
understand these requirements.