What’s up guys, my name is Crescent. So, sending in new inventory for a single product is relatively straight forward but what if you need to send in multiple SKU’s or products or different variations and you want to send them together in one shipping plan? Well, it’s actually pretty straightforward as well and i’ll show you exactly how to do that right after you smash the like button for the youtube algorithm! After all, it’s free and if you find value in this video, it would really help out this channel by getting this video out to more people and I would really appreciate it, so thank you. So with that said, let’s get started.
So Amazon changed the shipping plan workflow, so if you’re unfamiliar with how the new shipping plan creation process works, I’ll leave a link to a video that shows you step by step how to use the new work flow in the description below.
Now, if you have multiple SKU’s or different variations that you want to ship to Amazon, you can always create separate shipping plans for each SKU or variation, however, if you do that, it can increase your shipping costs since your shipping multiple cartons and Amazon may require you to send them to different warehouses. By combining all the SKU’s into a single shipping plan, you can save time packaging the shipment and Amazon may just have you send them to one warehouse.
Now, there’s two ways you can send in multiple SKU’s in a single shipping plan. The first way is by navigating to the Manage Inventory page, check mark all of the SKU’s that you want to ship, then in the drop down menu at the top, click on Send/Replenish Inventory. Verify that these are the SKU’s you want to replenish and click on Yes, continue. Now, the remaining steps should look familiar as they are exactly the same as when sending in just a single SKU.
And again, if you are unfamiliar with how to create a shipping plan or you’re having trouble with the new shipping plan workflow, I have a step by step video that goes over how to create a shipping plan from beginning to end and I’ll post a link to it in the description below.
Now, the second method is similar but you don’t select all the SKU on the Manage inventory page. Let’s say for example you started a new shipping plan and you only selected one SKU, like this one. Then you realized that you want to ship in other SKU’s. Then on this page, click on All SKUs option. Then select the other SKU’s you want to include in this shipping plan. Specify the quantity of each that you want to send in. And then click on Pack Individual units.
One thing to note, if you’ve never shipped the other SKU’s before and you’ve never created shipping template for the SKU, then that SKU will not show up on this list for you to select. So if you don’t see the SKU, you’ll have to use the first method.
And once again, the remaining steps are exactly the same as if you were sending a single sku.
Now, a couple of things I want to point out if you’re shipping multiple SKU’s at once. First, in most cases, you’re trying to ship multiple SKU’s in one shipping plan because you want to send them all in a single shipping box or carton. However, as I mentioned earlier, if the SKU’s already have shipping templates created and they are case packed, then trying to ship case packed SKU’s alongside individually packed SKU’s may not fit in a single shipping box carton or at least not in a shipping box or carton that isn’t going to be considered oversized by Amazon. So, you may be forced to send the case-packed SKU’s as a separate cartons within the same shipping plan. Otherwise, you could always break apart the case packed units and create an individually packed template but I doubt you’d want to do that.
Second, be aware of what you’re shipping inside one shipping box. If you have fragile products and you’re throwing them inside a box together with other SKU’s that aren’t fragile, you can be inadvertently damaging your own products if they get banged around together during shipping. So, make sure you’re packaging them properly or split the products up so you’re not mixing fragile with non-fragile products together.
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