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Using Send to Amazon to book transportation with Amazon Global Logistics

Once you’ve set up your Amazon Global Logistics profile, you can book international for your first shipment within three to five business days.

If you don’t see the option to book transportation using Send to Amazon, continue using the Book Transportation workflow as explained on Booking transportation with Amazon Global Logistics. Send to Amazon will eventually replace this workflow. If you want to continue using Book Transportation, click Old Book Transportation workflow at the top of the Send to Amazon workflow.

To learn more, visit Create shipments with Send to Amazon.

For more information, visit these Help pages:

Shipping and routing requirements

Arranging for an LTL or truckload delivery to Amazon

Packaging requirements

Product compliance

After you book: Bill of lading, shipment tracking, and changing a booking

Paying for Amazon Global Logistics

Claims and reimbursements

Restricted products and dangerous goods (hazmat)

Send to Amazon booking process

Note: Send to Amazon does not currently support full-container load (FCL) and fast ocean shipments. To book an FCL or fast ocean shipment, use Book Transportation.

Step 1 - Choose inventory to send

Make sure that Yes, I want to ship with Amazon Global Logistics program is checked.

Step 2 - Confirm shipping

The options in step 2 are specific to booking international transportation and will differ from Send to Amazon’s default process

Under Shipping costs, enter or select the following:

  • Origin city
  • Cargo ready date
  • Incoterms (see “Booking terms” below for more information)
  • Any value-added services (optional)
  • The currency that you prefer when making payments: Euros (EUR), British pounds sterling (GBP) or Chinese Yuan (CNY)

Then use Select shipping mode to choose from available transportation options. Typical transit times and a cost estimate for each shipping mode will be provided. You can also see a breakdown of costs.

For more information, see “Additional information about quotes” below.

After obtaining a quote, go to Shipping parties and provide contact information for the following:

  • Shipper
  • Importer of record (IOR)
  • Destination contact

Make sure the information that you provide does not include nicknames, slang, abbreviations, or other unclear references.

For more information, see “Additional information about shipping parties” below.

After entering the shipping-party information, review the Total transportation costs in the left-hand corner of the Step 2 - Confirm shipping tab. Then click Accept charges and confirm shipping.

Step 3 - Print shipping labels

The options in step 3 are specific to booking international transportation and will differ from Send to Amazon’s default process.

For each shipment listed, open and review the following tabs:

  • Destination
  • Contacts
  • Cargo ready date
  • Mode
  • Carrier

Select the format, labels to print, and box IDs and then click Print.

Note: To place your inventory closer to customers and reduce delivery times for your orders, we may send the contents of your shipment to more than one fulfilment centre. However, we will not separate the contents of any single box that you ship. If you use the FBA Inventory Placement Service, you will see confirmation in the Send to Amazon workflow.

STA charges and codes

The following charges and codes are used to bill for services offered through Send to Amazon.

Charge name Charge code
Drayage charges DRY1
Destination port handling charges DES1
Destination Documentation DDC1
Customs brokerage fees CUS1
Origin CFS Unloading OCU1
Destination Special Handling DSH1
Destination Other Fee OTH2
Destination CFS Storage Charges DCS1
Demurrage charges DEM1
Additional Customs Lines - Import LIN1
Disbursement fees DIS1
Partner Government Agency Charges PGC1
Per Diem DIM1
Transload TLA1
Chassis Rental (Amazon Leased) CHR1
Yard Storage YST1
Palletization Destination PAZ1
waiting time (Driver Detention) Port WTS1
Partner Government Agency Handling PGH1
Chassis Split CHS1
Delivery Stop-Off Charge STP1
Destination CFS Charges DCF1
Additional Customs Handling ACU1
Prepull/Yard Pull YPL1
Transload Dray TLD1
Pier Pass PIE1
waiting time (Driver Detention) FC DWF1
Booking Fee to Destination Drayage Carrier BFD1
Empty Container Drop-off Fee ECD1
Bobtail/Dry Run DMC1
Fuel surcharge, trucking FUE1
Courier Fee COU1
Case Management Fee CAS1
Agency Fee AGF1
BCO Delivery Charges BCD1
BCO Destination Charge Collection Fee BDC1
Collection of BCO Destination Port Charges BPC1
Chassis Rental (Pool of Pool) CHC1
Destination Port Infrastructure fee DPI1
Destination Port Security fee DPS1
Direct Trader Input fee DTI1
Out of hours deliveries EDC1
Handover Fee to Custom Broker HFC1
BCO Management Fee MNF1
On-Site Fee OSF1
Port Construction PCF1
POA Set-up Fee POA1
Port Security PSF1
Repack RPK1
FYCO gas check GCH1
Gas check dray port to Gas Check GDC1
Gas check dray Gas Check to FC GDF1
Last mile delivery charges LMD1
Pallet Exchange Charge PEC1
Destination CFS Sortation (per carton) SHT1
Bunker Charge BNK1
Origin handling ORI1
Export Clearance CEC1
Origin Other Fee OTH1
Origin Special Handling OSH1
Origin CFS Picking OCP1
Origin Port handling fee OPH1
Driver Waiting Charge - In-transit DWC1
Origin Port charges ORP1
Weighing Fee AWC1
CFS Stuffing Surcharge ACS1
Booking fee BOF1
Capacity Surcharge CPS1
Documentation Fee DOC1
fuel surcharge FSC1
Origin CFS Freight Storage Fee FSF1
Origin CFS/CY Dray OCD1
Origin CFS fees OCF1
Origin Terminal Handling OTC1
On site handling per shipment SHS1
Security surcharge SSF1
Origin CFS Scanning OSC1
Origin THC OTH3
Peak Season Surcharge PES1
Lump Sum LUM1

Booking terms

Before you book your first shipment with Amazon Global Logistics, make sure that you understand these terms:

Cargo ready date

The date your cargo is ready to ship from your supplier or shipper. This date may differ from the date that your cargo is shipped or picked up.

Shipping mode

The method that you choose for shipping freight: ocean less-than-container load (LCL) or air.

Port of departure

The port of origin from which your cargo departs.

Container freight station (CFS)

The location where ocean freight is consolidated, processed and readied for transfer to a container yard.

Container yard (CY)

The location within a port where ocean freight is staged for shipment.

Shipping order

A document provided by the carrier confirming that a shipment has been received.

Port delivery date

The date your cargo needs to be delivered to the port of departure.


Commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce that are used widely for global trade. A description of each is available on the ICC’s website (note that the 2010 edition of incoterms remains valid).

Pickup and drop-off options

Pickup and drop-off options vary depending on whether you ship ocean less-than-container load (LCL) or air. Amazon can also package and label your freight for a fee.

Ocean LCL

Pickup: We pick up your boxes from your specified address and load them into the container at our container freight station.

Dropped off by shipper at Amazon’s container freight station: After the shipper drops off loose boxes at our CFS, we load them into the container.

Note: Your LCL shipment will be combined with LCL shipments from other sellers.

Air freight

Pickup: Amazon picks up your boxes from your specified address.

Dropped off by shipper: The shipper drops off the cargo at a location, day and time provided to you by Amazon.

Coordinating shipment pickup or drop-off

For pickup, we will contact you to ask for your preferred loading date once the shipping order has been released. Ocean shipping orders are generally available seven days before the estimated departure date. Air shipping orders are generally available the same day or next business day.

For drop-off, the CFS and port delivery date will be provided to you in Seller Central once the shipping order has been released. Ocean shipping orders are generally available seven days before the estimated departure date. Air shipping orders are generally available the same day or the next business day.

Box-size requirements for air

For air shipments, the box dimensions and shipment weight must not exceed maximum limits:

Type Maximum
Box length 316 cm
Box width 242 cm
Box height 180 cm
Shipment weight 140 metric tonnes

Additional information about quotes

Your quote will be based on the total weight and dimensions of your shipment. Total weight is calculated using your packing template along with the corresponding units and box information. We measure in cubic meters (CBM) for ocean shipments and kilograms (kg) for air shipments.

Example quote: Two basketballs weighing 2 kg each are packed into a 1 kg box, making the total weight of the box with inventory 5 kg. If the price per kilogram for this shipment is quoted as 10€, the price per box will be 50€, and the price per unit will be 25€.

To help you generate an accurate quote, we recommend that you ask your supplier or shipper for their weight and volume estimate.

Note: Your shipment costs will be calculated using the rates at the actual time of departure, not the prices at the time of booking. Your shipment costs may also differ if the estimated weight and volume that you provide does not match the actual weight and volume.

Your quote will include costs for both end-to-end freight and for import and export customs clearance. It also includes palletisation, container loading or both if you choose these options. Your quote does not include import taxes or duties, FBA fees, any additional costs or both. If Amazon is picking up your shipment, we will contact you within 48 hours of your booking to provide estimated pickup fees.

For more information, visit Paying for Amazon Global Logistics. You can also see a complete list of rates for shipments from China to the US on the Amazon Global Logistics portal.

Additional information about shipping parties

Your shipment contacts are printed on your bill of lading (BOL) and help Amazon identify the correct party to contact when questions or issues arise.

Make sure the information that you provide does not include nicknames, slang, abbreviations or other unclear references. Below are the entities that you will list in contact details:

Exporter of record (EOR): The party that coordinates origin customs clearance and clears your cargo for export (therefore, the shipper).

Note: For shipments originating in China, your EOR must be registered with China customs authorities and have a valid EOR number.

Importer of record (IOR) or declarant : The party that coordinates destination customs clearance and clears your cargo for import.

Note: The IOR or declarant must be registered with EU customs authorities and have a valid Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number. Amazon cannot act as the IOR or declarant for any shipment.

Origin contact: The party that coordinates origin activities for your shipment like pickup and drop-off.

Destination contact: The party that answers questions related to delivery at the destination (also called the ‘notify party’).

Note: This party must be doing business in the EU and have an address in the EU country of destination.

For more information, visit Amazon Global Logistics importer setup and customs compliance.

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