The PutTransportContent operation sends
transportation information to Amazon about an inbound shipment. This
includes whether an inbound shipment is a Small Parcel
or Less Than Truckload/Full Truckload (LTL/FTL) delivery, and whether you intend to use
an Amazon-partnered carrier. Note that only sellers in the Amazon European
marketplaces (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) and in
the United States can use an Amazon-partnered carrier when creating inbound
shipments using Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS).
Amazon-partnered carrier shipments
- Before using an Amazon-partnered carrier for an inbound shipment, you must read
the Seller Central Help about Amazon's Partnered Carrier Program to help ensure
that you successfully follow the program instructions and guidelines (Europe) (US).
- In the EU region, before using an Amazon-partnered carrier for an inbound
shipment, you must first review and accept the terms and conditions of the
carrier and the terms and conditions of Amazon's Partnered Carrier Program. You
can do this on Seller Central. If you attempt to use
Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) to create an inbound shipment using
an Amazon-partnered carrier before accepting these terms and conditions, the
service returns an error.
If you want to use an Amazon-partnered carrier for an inbound shipment, you
can call the PutTransportContent operation to submit the
transportation details that are required to get shipping costs. After
calling the PutTransportContent operation, you can call
the EstimateTransportRequest operation to get an estimate
of the shipping cost of an inbound shipment using an Amazon-partnered
carrier. For more information, see Using an Amazon-partnered carrier for your inbound shipment in the MWS for FBA Sellers
Non-Amazon-partnered carrier shipments
If you use a non-Amazon-partnered carrier for your inbound shipment, you
can call the PutTransportContent
operation to send Amazon the
shipment tracking numbers for your inbound shipment. Calling the
- Helps Amazon process your inbound shipment at the Amazon fulfillment
center faster and more accurately.
- Provides Amazon with your shipment tracking numbers so that you can
subsequently call the GetTransportContent operation
to get the shipment status for your Small Parcel
For more information, see Step 6 - Send shipment tracking numbers to Amazon
in the MWS for FBA Sellers guide.
This operation is available in all marketplaces except
operation has a maximum request quota of 30 and a restore rate
of two requests every second. For definitions of throttling terminology and for a complete
explanation of throttling, see Throttling: Limits to how often you can submit requests in the Amazon MWS Developer Guide.