Does anyone have any experience sending half their shipment to Amazon fulfilment and half to AWD (Amazon warehouse distribution)?

How do I split my shipment plan in two?

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

LTL is the minimum to AWD, you can’t send small parcels. If you want this, then it is simple, under the Store and Distribute you must create the shipment. The workflow is similar to the Send To Amazon workflow. Some functions of the Store and Distribute are still under development so there are bugs sometimes.

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So what’s amazon warehouse distribution?

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It’s a distribution method. If you aren’t working with LTL, full truckloads, containers, or ship cargoes, then you won’t need to deal with it.

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Thank you for your inquiry about splitting shipments between Amazon Fulfillment Centers (FCs) and Amazon Warehouse Distribution (AWD) centers. While it’s less common to split shipments in this way, some sellers may choose to do so for various reasons, such as optimizing inventory distribution, managing storage costs, or fulfilling orders through different channels.

If you’re considering splitting your shipment between Amazon FCs and AWD centers, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Different Fulfillment Options: Amazon FCs offer fulfillment services for orders placed on Amazon’s marketplace, while AWD centers cater to non-Amazon orders, including wholesale and retail distribution. Consider the specific requirements and capabilities of each fulfillment option when deciding how to split your shipment.

  2. Inventory Management: Splitting your shipment between Amazon FCs and AWD centers may require careful inventory management to ensure that you maintain adequate stock levels and meet demand across all channels. Use inventory management tools and systems to track inventory levels and optimize replenishment strategies.

  3. Cost Considerations: Evaluate the costs associated with shipping to Amazon FCs versus AWD centers, including shipping fees, storage fees, and fulfillment fees. Compare the costs and benefits of each option to determine the most cost-effective solution for your business.

  4. Logistics Planning: Plan your logistics and shipping strategy carefully to ensure that your shipment is divided accurately and reaches the intended destinations on time. Coordinate with your shipping carrier and logistics provider to arrange for timely delivery to both Amazon FCs and AWD centers.

  5. Compliance with Amazon’s Policies: Ensure compliance with Amazon’s policies and guidelines for shipping and inventory management, including labeling requirements, packaging standards, and product eligibility. Adhere to Amazon’s guidelines to avoid any issues or delays with your shipments.

Ultimately, the decision to split your shipment between Amazon FCs and AWD centers depends on your specific business needs, goals, and circumstances. Consider factors such as inventory distribution, cost-effectiveness, and fulfillment capabilities when making this decision.

If you have any further questions or need assistance with shipping and fulfillment strategies, please feel free to reach out. We’re here to help you navigate through the process and achieve your business objective.

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