Amazon transportation policy requires vendors to send Advance Shipment Notification (ASN) as soon as a shipment leaves the dock. ASNs help in alerting our FCs of incoming shipments and increase supply chain efficiency between Amazon and vendor partners. In an attempt to increase adoption, we will be including chargeback’s for No ASN and Late ASN starting May 1st, 2012.
The chargeback amount will be separated by ship mode. Small parcel shipments with a Late or No ASN will be charged $5 per shipment. Truck load (TL) and Less than Truck Load (LTL) shipments will be charged $150 per shipment.
Late ASN and No ASN will be measured at the time of receive using the following logic: The system will be looking at ASNs within 30 days before the receive date, and 2 weeks after the receive date. ASNs received outside this window will be counted in the No ASN bucket, and those ASNs that are received in the two weeks period after the shipment is received are counted as Late ASNs.
We will initially start emailing you on these ASN errors starting April 10th, 2012. Please make any corrections to your systems before the chargeback’s go live from May 1st, 2012. For more details on ASN requirements, refer to the resource center help document: "North American Vendor Shipment Prep and Transportation Manual". For more details on Amazon Infraction Management (Chargeback) program, refer to the resource center help document: "Infraction Management Policy and Tutorials".