In order to receive shipments into Amazon fulfillment centers quickly and make inventory available for sale faster, Amazon is updateding its policy about carrier and tracking information. Starting November 1, 2021, FBA sellers will be required to enter the carrier name (such as UPS, TNT, DHL or alike) and tracking number, if a carrier provides it, when creating a non-partnered carrier shipment.
A list of non-partnered carriers differ from marketplace to marketplace. An Amazon partner carrier in France may not be one in Italy etc.
You will need to submit carrier and tracking numbers before shipment is received at Amazon fulfilment centres. You won’t have to provide tracking numbers when using Amazon Partnered Carrier programme or Amazon Global Logistics – in this case, tracking is provided to Amazon automatically.
Carrier and tracking information will help Amazon to avoid delays in receiving your inbound shipments. Moreover – your out-of-stock products will be made available for sale before Amazon receives them, because Amazon will have real-time tracking for in-transit shipments. For faster receiving times, you have to ensure that the tracking numbers for each parcel are mapped to the correct FBA box number on each box.
Tracking information have to be provided on the Track shipment tab of the Summary page in shipment workflow on your Sellers Central account.
For SPD shipments (courier shipments), tracking numbers will be required for every box. For less-than-truckload and full-truckload shipments, a freight progressive number (PRO) will be required for every shipment.
Amazon will measure the missing tracking-information defect rate for each shipment which may affect your Seller’s performance rates.