This article applies to selling in: Australia

Shipping Setting Automation

Shipping Setting Automation

Shipping Setting Automation helps in setting up delivery regions and transit times for Standard and Expedited Delivery. The tool uses the delivery speeds of your preferred shipping services and your fulfillment center location. Amazon will periodically refresh these regions to reflect the latest speeds of your shipping services. With Shipping Setting Automation enabled, you will not need to manually configure regions or transit times for Standard and Expedited, but you will be able to define your shipping rates and rate model.

Shipping Setting Automation is currently only available to sellers shipping within Australia from an Australian address.

Create a new automated shipping template

To create a template with Shipping Setting Automation, perform the following steps:


  1. From the Settings drop-down menu on the top right of Seller Central, click Shipping Settings.
  2. On the Shipping Templates tab, click Create New Shipping Template.
  3. In the pop-up window, click Create a new shipping template, and click OK.
  4. Select Australian warehouse address and click Next.
  5. Select the carrier(s)that you will be using to deliver your orders. Click Next.
    Note: Standard is required as a minimum, but you may opt-out of offering Expedited delivery options. Select a Preferred carrier to enable the Next option.
  6. Review your shipping settings and click Confirm.
  7. Enter the Shipping Template Name (for example, "Automated Shipping").
  8. Choose from either a Per Item/Weight-Based or Price banded rate model for your shipping rates.
  9. Review and edit shipping rates.
  10. Review and edit One-Day Delivery and Two-Day Delivery ship methods if relevant to you.
  11. Click Save template.
  12. Assign SKUs to the shipping template.

    You can review and change these settings by Clicking on the toggle for Shipping Setting Automation.

    For more information, see Shipping Settings Automation FAQ section below.

Upgrade an existing shipping template

To upgrade an existing shipping template, follow the steps below:


  1. From the Settings drop-down menu on the top right of Seller Central, click Shipping Settings.
  2. On the Shipping Templates tab, select the template you want to edit from the list.
  3. Click Edit Template on the right side of the screen.
  4. Click the toggle to enable Shipping Setting Automation.
  5. Select your Shipping address and Preferred carriers in the pop-up window.
    Note: Select a Preferred carrier to enable the Next option.
  6. Review shipping settings and click Confirm.
  7. Review and edit shipping rates.
  8. Click Save template.
  9. Assign SKUs to the shipping template. Confirm.

For more information, see Shipping Setting Automation FAQ section on this page.

Shipping Setting Automation FAQ

How many fulfillment center locations can I select?

You can only select one fulfillment center location per shipping template. You can choose to manage inventory from a single location, or create a new shipping template for each warehouse location.

What carriers and ship services should I select?

Select the carriers and shipping services that you are using to ship orders to Amazon customers. All the displayed shipping services in the Shipping Preference Selector are eligible for selection.

What do I do if my carrier is not included in the carrier preferences list?

If your carrier is not listed in the shipping preference selector, then click ‘ Skip ’ to return to manual shipping template options.

How are coverage percentages determined?

Coverage is calculated as the percentage of Australian population that is covered by your selected shipping services from your shipping location. This varies by carrier, and is subject to change.

How do I create a new template without Shipping Setting Automation?

To manually set your shipping template (including regions and transit times),click ‘Skip’ on the carrier preferences page and confirm settings.

  1. From the Settings drop-down menu on the top right of Seller Central, click Shipping Settings.
  2. On the Shipping Templates tab, click Create New Shipping Template.
  3. In the pop-up window, click Create a new shipping template and click OK.
  4. Select Australian warehouse address, and click Next.
  5. On Step 2 ‘Carrier Preferences’ click Skip.
  6. On Step 3 ‘Review’, click Confirm.

How do I change an automated template to manual?

You can revert a template using Shipping Setting Automation back to a manual template where you can configure transit times yourself. To do this, navigate to the template you want to change, click Edit, and then toggle the Ship Setting Automation option.

  1. From the Settings drop-down menu on the top right corner of Seller Central, click Shipping Settings.
  2. On the Shipping Templates tab, click the template you would like to change.
  3. Click ‘Edit’ on the top right corner of the shipping template.
  4. Click the Shipping Setting Automation toggle.
  5. Note that your regions and shipping rates will be reset to default settings. Click ‘OK’ once you have read this warning message.
    Note: Shipping rates settings will be reset. Please review and update these according to your requirements.
  6. Update your shipping regions, transit times and shipping rates.
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the page to click Save.

Can I still offer One and Two Day Delivery if I automate standard and expedited delivery?

Yes, once you have automated Standard and Expedited delivery settings, you can continue to set-up premium shipping settings for One and Two Day Delivery.

Can I use Shipping Setting Automation if I ship from outside Australia?

No, at this stage Shipping Setting Automation is only available if you are shipping from within Australia (based on your warehouse address). If your warehouse address is outside of Australia, you will be prompted to set up manual shipping settings.

Does the region grouping of your automated shipping template look different?

All sellers should now see their region groupings by shipping rates in their automated shipping templates. You can update the region grouping at any time by clicking "Edit Template" and then "Edit" next to the region that you want to change.

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