As your business grows, so too might your relationship with Amazon. Receiving an invitation to join Amazon Vendor Central (AVC) is an exciting time for your business! After all, it dramatically opens the door to higher volume and it enables the use of A+ content that can improve your product's visibility. At the same time, we understand that it can be a very daunting procedure since you’ll now be responsible for supplying product to Amazon's warehouses all over the country.


Here at ShipMonk, our team is trained to help make navigating Amazon's labyrinth easy and stress-free!


There are two basic situations for shipping orders to Amazon Vendor Central:

  • You know the weighs and dimensions of the order in advance (this typically happens if you are shipping master cartons, or the same products over and over and know what they will be packed in advance)
  • You don't know the weights and dims and want our team to provide those.


If you DO know the weights and dims:


Watch video HERE


This makes the process extremely simple, because we don't have to go back and forth on the weight, dims, labels etc. Here is the process:

  1. Login to your AVC account, click "Submit ASN," input all the details regarding your shipment, and download the Carton Labels from the AVC account.
  2. Schedule the shipment though the AVC. Depending on the size of the shipment, this will either be through LTL (pallets), Fedex, or UPS.
  3. Create new manual order and choose "Custom Shipping Label" as the type of the order
  4. Upload the BOL or Shipping Labels (the ones you downloaded in Step 2). For LTL orders, please allow at least 3 business days for pickup from the day you are submitting the order.
  5. Add the products and click "Submit", which will take you to order detail screen.
  6. Click "Add Special Instructions" and type out exactly what you need. In this case it might be any of the following:
    1. Pick master cartons only (make sure you have master cartons are available)
    2. Attach carton and shipping labels to boxes and make sure they match the SKU inside the box.
    3. Max box weight 50lbs
    4. Longest side can't extend 30 inches.
  7. Attach carton labels to the order (the ones you downloaded in step 1.)
  8. Sit back and relax with full confidence that your shipment will make it safe to Amazon. Our Team will pick and pack the order based on your instructions, and apply the carton and shipping labels to the correct boxes.


If you don't know the weights and dims:


Watch video HERE


  1. Create a manual order and add all products that are part of the PO.
  2. Choose "Provide Weights and Dims" as the shipping method
  3. Click Submit, which will take you to order detail screen.
  4. Click "Add Special Instructions" and type out exactly what you need. In this case it might be the following:
    1. Pack one SKU per carton
    2. Max box weight 50lbs
    3. Longest side can't extend 30 inches.
    4. Apply item labels to products (you will want to make sure they are attached to the order in a PDF)
  5. Click "Submit for fulfillment" and make sure the order is submitted.
  6. Our Team will pick and pack the order based on your instructions, and Happiness Engineer will provide you the weight and dimensions of each carton, along with which SKU's are in which carton.
  7. Login to your AVC account, click "Submit ASN," input all the details regarding your shipment, and download the Carton Labels from the AVC account.
  8. Schedule the shipment though the AVC. Depending on the size of the shipment, this will either be through LTL (pallets), Fedex, or UPS.
  9. Once you have ALL the documents, you will email these back to your Happiness Engineer.
  10. Sit back and relax with full confidence that your shipment will make it safe to Amazon. Our Team will pick and pack the order based on your instructions, and apply the carton and shipping labels to the correct boxes.


This concludes the Amazon Vendor Central tutorial.