Can You Explain the Amazon FBA Terminology?
Who said sending your goods on a pallet to Amazon has to be confusing?
If you are not familiar with the lingo used for sending pallets to Amazon, we are more than happy to help you understand all the terms and what they mean.
Our pallet delivery service can boost your Amazon seller account, with our team able to distribute your goods to any Amazon fulfilment centre in the UK.
The information below should be useful for anybody who is just getting started with Amazon FBA or even fully established retailers, for that matter.
How do I find my PO Number?
If you're not too familiar with Amazon's lingo, let's break down what a 'PO number' is before you ship your pallets to Amazon fulfilment centres.
'PO number' stands for Purchase Order Number.
Amazon usually gives you this PO Number after your order is officially in the system (referred to as Amazon Reference ID). It's like their way of keeping things organised.
What is an ASN Number?
An ASN Number is your Amazon Shipment Notification Number.
When your pallet shipment has been processed by Amazon, your shipment page should update with your ASN Number.
What is an FBA Number?
When you book a pallet delivery to Amazon, they should provide you with your ‘Fulfilled By Amazon number’, which is the same as your ASN number.
Once you have found the Amazon reference ID (that begins with ‘FBA’), you can then provide us with this code.
What does a carton look like?
Cartons might seem straightforward to distinguish, but they often get mixed up with crates and cases.
A carton is basically an individual item inside a box. So, if you're sending ten cartons to Amazon, they'll be expecting ten boxes when your pallet arrives.
When arranging a pallet delivery to Amazon, it's crucial to provide them with the precise number of cartons securely loaded onto your pallet before the delivery.
Giving Amazon the heads-up about the number of cartons on your pallet ensures they know exactly what to anticipate and when to expect it. It's a simple yet vital detail in our partnership with them.