Amazon Shipping Carrier

Amazon Shipping is Amazon's new carrier service (not to be confused with the Amazon Buy Shipping API, which instead provides access to carriers you've connected to your Amazon account).

Amazon Shipping Requirements

Connection Requirements:

Connect Amazon Shipping to ShipStation

To connect your Amazon Shipping account to ShipStation:

  1. Amazon must activate Amazon Shipping on your Amazon account.

    Contact your Amazon account manager to start this process.

  2. When your Amazon account is set up, you will receive a "First Pickup Date". This is when you will be able to start using Amazon Shipping.

  3. After you have your First Pickup Date, contact ShipStation Support to enable Amazon Shipping as a carrier on your ShipStation account.

    The subject line should be "Enable Amazon Shipping" and include the email address associated with your ShipStation account.

  4. You will then see Amazon Shipping UK and the available services in your Services drop-down.

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  5. You can start creating labels with Amazon Shipping starting on your scheduled First Pickup Date.

Available Features for Amazon Shipping Integration

ShipStation's integration with Amazon Shipping supports the following standard features:

The carrier integration can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier integration can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipStation will submit international customs information electronically to the carrier.

The carrier integration can be used to create domestic return labels.

ShipStation will display estimated shipping rates for the carrier based on the connected account information and shipment details.

Additional carrier insurance can be purchased through ShipStation.

Shipping labels created for this carrier will include a tracking number that can be used to view the shipment status on the carrier's tracking website. Tracking may not be available for all shipping services.

When tracking is available, ShipStation will automatically track the shipment status and update the tracking status on the Shipments tab. This feature allows for other advanced ShipStation features like delayed notifications and the Branded Tracking Page.

ShipStation can perform an End of Day process for the carrier and creates an End of Day PDF file that can be printed and provided to the carrier. The End of Day process can be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. The file may or may not be submitted electronically, see End of Day (Electronic).

ShipStation can print the store's logo on shipping labels created for this carrier. Label branding may not be available for all shipping services.

ShipStation can include information that will be displayed on the label as a label message. Label messages may not be available for all shipping services.

The carrier integration can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple individual packages are linked together into a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

You can connect this carrier integration to ShipStation multiple times using different account information, and choose which account will be used to create each shipment.

Additional Details about Amazon Shipping Integration

Remember these points about ShipStation's integration with Amazon Shipping:

  • You cannot use Amazon Shipping to create labels for Walmart or ebay orders.

  • Does not support custom packages.

  • No additional insurance option.

  • No Signature Confirmation option.

The carrier integration can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier integration can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipStation will submit international customs information electronically to the carrier.

The carrier integration can be used to create domestic return labels.

ShipStation will display estimated shipping rates for the carrier based on the connected account information and shipment details.

Additional carrier insurance can be purchased through ShipStation.

Shipping labels created for this carrier will include a tracking number that can be used to view the shipment status on the carrier's tracking website. Tracking may not be available for all shipping services.

When tracking is available, ShipStation will automatically track the shipment status and update the tracking status on the Shipments tab. This feature allows for other advanced ShipStation features like delayed notifications and the Branded Tracking Page.

ShipStation can perform an End of Day process for the carrier and creates an End of Day PDF file that can be printed and provided to the carrier. The End of Day process can be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. The file may or may not be submitted electronically, see End of Day (Electronic).

ShipStation can print the store's logo on shipping labels created for this carrier. Label branding may not be available for all shipping services.

ShipStation can include information that will be displayed on the label as a label message. Label messages may not be available for all shipping services.

The carrier integration can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple individual packages are linked together into a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

You can connect this carrier integration to ShipStation multiple times using different account information, and choose which account will be used to create each shipment.