New Order cutoff time for Standard Delivery

Announcement reposted from Amazon Japan:

You can now configure cutoff time for standard delivery when your handling time is one day or more.

For merchant-fulfilled (MFN) orders that use standard delivery, you can now use a new order cutoff time feature. This new cutoff time will only be applied to offers and orders that have a configured handling time of one day or more. Before this change, the order cutoff time of standard delivery for offers and orders with handling time of one day or more was locked at 11:59 p.m. With this change, all MFN sellers can extend it to anytime between 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. The customer-facing cutoff time is always one hour earlier than that MFN seller configured cutoff time.

Order cutoff time determines the ship by date for your orders. Ship by date is calculated using the handling time (HT) you set to pick, pack, and ship the order. For example, when the order cutoff time is 6 a.m., all orders received between 12 a.m. (midnight) and 5 a.m. will have the same ship by date as the orders received on the previous working day. When your handling time is one-day or more, the promised delivery date shown to customers will be one-day faster. Ship by date will not change for orders received after 5:00 a.m. A faster promised delivery date increases your chances of becoming the Featured Offer.

On December 15, 2023, the default cutoff time for your offers with handling time of one day or more will change from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. If your operations begin after 6 a.m., you may keep the cutoff time as 6 a.m., which is the default value. However, if your operations begin earlier (for example, 5am), adjust the cutoff time as per your requirements.

To change this configuration, go to Seller Central > Shipping Settings > Order Fulfillment Settings > General Order Fulfillment Settings, then select your desired cutoff time from the drop-down of “Standard Delivery (except 0-day handling time)”.

For details, visit Standard delivery order cutoff time for merchant-fulfilled orders.