What is Amazon LTL?
Amazon LTL shipments help reduce the time and cost involved in shipping goods to Fulfilment Centres.
Below we have outlined the main points of Amazon LTL, including how the process works and what is required of you, the seller.
How does Amazon LTL work?
As an Amazon LTL delivery, your pallets will be loaded to one trailer shared by other pallets headed to the same Fulfillment Centre. This means we can offer you the very best price for your FBA delivery!
All you need to do is visit your Seller Central account on Amazon and select the goods that are going to Amazon FBA; They will give you an Amazon Reference ID, which is your PO Number, as well as an FBA code.
They will also tell you which Amazon Fulfilment Centre your goods are going to.
You don't need to do anything after that other than book your collection and prepare your pallets.
Please note that if you need a BOL prior to delivery, you may be trying to book your goods into the Fulfilment Centre yourself.
As a preferred carrier we book your goods into Amazon for you. Once you've added your goods in your Seller Central account and label them we take over for you.
How much does it cost to ship a pallet to Amazon?
All our prices are postcode driven, so the cost depends on your collection address and which Fulfilment Centre your goods are headed to.
You can get a FREE Amazon pallet delivery quote by heading to our homepage and selecting the ‘Amazon’ tab at the top. From there, simply enter the collection postcode and select the Fulfilment Centre; We will take care of the rest!
Does Amazon accept plastic pallets?
Amazon does not normally accept plastic pallets as this is against their rules and regulations. They only accept standard wooden, 4-way pallets.
We do not recommend attempting to send your goods on a plastic pallet as this will increase the risk of your shipment being rejected and returned by Amazon.
What does Amazon do with their pallets?
As soon as your goods reach the FC, we allow Amazon up to 5 working days to provide us with a POD. When available, the POD will show on your tracking page.
Once everything is offloaded, Amazon will normally dispose of empty pallets.
How do you become an Amazon carrier?
Due to new changes to Amazon’s rules and regulations, only approved carriers are allowed to ship pallets directly into Amazon Fulfilment Centres; These carrier are part of the Preferred Carrier programme.
For more details on sending pallets to Amazon, please send us a message using Live Chat and we’ll be more than happy to help!
Alternatively, head over to our Help Centre for more advice and tips on Amazon FBA.