Amazon Vendor Central Shipping Label Requirements

Amazon vendor central has very strict guidelines on how their packages are to be labelled by the suppliers. No wonder with such an efficient supply chain system in Amazon, everything should work perfect. Labels on the packages help achieve this goal to Amazon Label Types There are various labels used in the shipping process for Amazon Vendor Central Product barcode labels – UPC/EAN/ASIN/ISBN – This is the individual product identifier that will generally be present on each unit packaging. This is the [...]

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Amazon Vendor Central – Invoicing Process

When to Submit Invoice to Amazon Vendor Central Amazon recommends its suppliers to submit invoice for the shipments as soon as the Advance Shipment Notice (ASN) are submitted. As Amazon calculates the payment due date from the date the invoice received and not based on the printed invoice date, it is better that the suppliers submit invoice as soon as the shipments leave their facility Invoice Creation process Invoices can be created manually in Amazon vendor central or submitted automatically using EDI [...]

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Amazon Vendor Central – Required Shipment Information

Shipment Information to be Provided for Amazon Vendor Central Shipments are important process for Amazon vendor central. Depending upon the Freight terms, suppliers are expected to provide shipment information at different stages. Prepaid Shipments Prepaid shipment suppliers are expected to provide shipment information only after the shipments have left their facility. As there are no routing request to be created for Prepaid shipment, it is not necessary to provide carrier request. These suppliers need to provide only Advance Shipment Notice (ASN) after [...]

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Amazon Vendor Central – Collect Shipments Routing Request

 If you are selling through Amazon vendor central and the orders are collect orders, it is necessary to get the carrier assigned by Amazon before you can ship the orders   What is Collect and Prepaid Orders If Amazon pays for the shipping, it is called COLLECT Freight orders and if you are paying for the shipment, it is called Prepaid orders. While negotiating the contract terms with the suppliers, Amazon decides if the vendor is a prepaid or collect vendor. If it [...]

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Technology Onboarding Requires Efficient Technology

  In a company trying to integrate new technology the biggest hurdle is if the people or its employees are going to accept the new technology or not. There have been many cases where when a company has tried to accept a new technology its employees have rejected it before the benefits became apparent. Hence, the problem for new technology on boarding comes down to the manufacturer of the new technology. The manufacturer needs to make sure that the new [...]

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How to Use Routing Requests

Routing Requests  Many large customers like Amazon expect their suppliers to request for a carrier assignment for their shipments. This is almost always compulsory for collect freight where the customer pays the freight charges. Suppliers provide the expected pick up date, pick up location, nature, weight, and volume of the consignment. Based on their negotiated rate, the customer will assign the carrier and inform the suppliers, who keep the consignment ready for the carrier to pick up on the appointed [...]

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How to Print UCC-128 Shipping Labels

​​​​ ucc128label As part of EDI   messages, most of the time, large retail customers like Amazon or Walmart will insist on sending the shipments with cartons affixed with the UCC-128 Shipping labels. These labels have a set of predefined information that are printed in both bar coded and human readable format. Essential information to be printed on a  UCC-128 labels are From and To Address SKU Number UPC Bar code if available Customer Purchase order number SSCC container code Number of cartons The information printed on this UCC barcode should [...]

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Relaunching Your Supply Chain for the Digitial Age

Although most aspects of daily work have shifted online, one major activity has stayed grounded in the 1970s: data entry. Even today, where almost everybody has a host of electronics at their disposal. the vast majority of data entry for tasks like orders and purchases are still done via pen and paper. While this may seem simple, there’s a lot of reasons to switch to a digital data entry system 1. Saving Time While filling out a few forms may seem [...]

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How to Dispute Amazon Vendor Central Chargebacks

In our previous post, we talked about how vendors can avoid their profits being eroded by Chargebacks. It explained what are the various reasons, Amazon may issue chargeback and how to avoid them. Disputing Chargebacks In this article, we’ll see how you can dispute chargebacks in a way that improves your chances of getting it approved. Chargeback Notification Amazon periodically sends a chargeback notification to its suppliers. This email has the details of the chargeback, including the category of the chargeback, the incident [...]

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Using Purchase Orders in QuickBooks Online

Purchase Orders Purchase Orders are important in Pre authorizing an expense. In many organizations, person authorizing the spend may not be the same as the person approving a supplier bill. So it is a good idea to follow the Purchase order process to manage expenses. QuickBooks Online and Purchase Orders QuickBooks online provides good features to manage purchase orders in a simple way. In this blog, we will see how to use Purchase orders feature in QuickBooks Online Turning On Purchase Order Feature Purchase [...]

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