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Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) Documentation

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Requests an estimate of the shipping cost for an inbound shipment.


The EstimateTransportRequest operation initiates the process of estimating the shipping cost for an inbound shipment by an Amazon-partnered carrier. Prior to calling the EstimateTransportRequest operation, you must call the PutTransportContent operation to provide Amazon with the transportation information for your inbound shipment. For more information, see Using an Amazon-partnered carrier for your inbound shipment in the MWS for FBA Sellers guide.

  • 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). Calling this operation in other marketplaces returns an error.
  • In the Amazon European marketplaces, 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.


This operation is available in all marketplaces except Brazil.


The EstimateTransportRequest 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.

Request parameters

For more information about the request parameters that are required for all Amazon MWS operations, see Required request parameters in the Amazon MWS Developer Guide.

Name Description Required Values
ShipmentId A shipment identifier originally returned by the CreateInboundShipmentPlan operation. Yes Type: xs:string

Response elements

Name Description
TransportResult Workflow status for a shipment with an Amazon-partnered carrier.

Type: TransportResult


Example query request

For information about standard request requirements, see Required request parameters.

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Example response

For information about standard response formatting, see Response format.

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