Have you ever found yourself frustrated with Amazon’s tendency to split your carefully planned FBA shipments, causing delays and extra expenses? We understand your pain, and that’s why we’re excited to introduce the “Re-Route” feature in Inventory Ahead, designed to put the control back in your hands and prevent those split shipments.
How Does the “Re-Route” Feature Work?
Let’s take a closer look at how this feature operates and how it empowers you to keep your shipments intact:
1. Accessing the “Re-Route” Option
The “Re-Route” option becomes available in the second step of the planning process, under the “Plan Status” of FBA shipments. This is where you have the chance to regain control over your FBA shipments.
Note: This option is only available for shipments selected to send by “individual” units.
2. Table Display
When you click on “Re-Route,” a table will appear, providing you with key information to make an informed decision. Here’s what you’ll find in this table:
- SKU (Stock Keeping Unit): This column lists all the SKUs within your shipment.
- Original Qty: The “Original Qty” column shows the quantity you initially set for each SKU when creating the shipment. This represents the quantity you intended to send to Amazon.
- Split Qty: This column displays the quantity Amazon has suggested for each SKU, which is often the cause of the splitting issue.
- Suggested Qty: The “Suggested Qty” column is where Inventory Ahead shines. We provide a new quantity suggestion based on a sophisticated calculation. This calculation is designed to outsmart Amazon’s system of splitting shipments by optimizing the quantity to maintain the shipment’s integrity.
3. “Retry with New Suggestion” Button
The real magic happens when you click on the “Retry with New Suggestion” button. This action prompts our system to reevaluate your shipment based on the suggested quantity. We recalculate and optimize the quantity to prevent the splitting of your shipment, ensuring that your products stay together during the fulfillment process.
Note: Once clicked on “Retry with New Suggestion”, give it a minute to load, and “View contents” for new results!
Ready to reclaim control over your FBA shipments? Try out the “Re-Route” feature today and experience the benefits for yourself!
Opting Out of Amazon’s Multiple Destinations Option
Another way to avoid split shipments is by opting out of Amazon’s Multiple Destinations program. This program offers discounts, but if you prefer not to participate, you can opt out by following these steps:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Include your merchant token in the body of the email.
- Clearly state that you want to opt out of the Multiple Destinations program.
For more information on this option, you can refer to the following Help pages: