In order to better serve our customers and improve the flow of inventory into our fulfillment centers, we will be requiring that all collect (Amazon paid) shipments to our fulfillment centers, including Small Parcel shipments, are routed via Shipment Management in the Vendor Central Orders tab. This change will be implemented and required starting October 15th 2011. There will be a grace period for all vendors to adjust to the change, however in the near future the current Amazon account numbers with both UPS and FedEx will be deprecated and the only way to ship Small Parcel volumes will be by routing in Vendor Central.
This change will involve adjustments to the Vendor Central workflow for routing as it pertains to Small Parcel shipments. At routing, if a shipment will be tendered via Small Parcel a popup window will appear asking for carton level dimensions, weight and purchase orders. There will also be a bulk upload tool via Excel spreadsheet. Once the shipment has been routed, your warehouse contact that is listed in the Warehouse Address section of the Vendor Central Settings tab will receive via email the labels and carrier assignment. You will find a detailed workflow and FAQ on how to route in the Vendor Central Help section.
If you should have any questions and or suggestions, please let us know via the "Contact Us" link (present at the bottom of every page) in Vendor Central. Select Shipments as the issue and Amazon-paid Small Parcel Shipments as the sub-issue.