Amazon has announced a new requirement for third-party selling partners who use non-partnered carriers for small parcels or less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments. Starting on April 24, 2023, sellers must provide a delivery window when creating a shipment using Send to Amazon. This delivery window is an estimated date range of when the seller expects their shipment to arrive at the fulfillment center. This will help Amazon better plan its operations and get products in stock faster.
To account for transportation lead time fluctuations, sellers must designate a seven-day delivery window for domestic and 14 days for international shipments. This information can be updated in the final step of the Send to Amazon workflow until the window starts. Amazon will monitor shipment performance through the Shipping Queue, and if a shipment arrives before or after the designated delivery window, sellers will be notified promptly.
Amazon will work with partnered carriers to seek shipment arrival information, so no action is required if a seller uses an Amazon-partnered carrier or Amazon Global Logistics. Providing a delivery window will help sellers make supply-chain decisions, replenish inventory, and run ads and deals.