When you use an Amazon-partnered carrier for an inbound shipment, the carrier provides your shipment tracking numbers to Amazon as part of the process. However, even if you are not using an Amazon-partnered carrier for your inbound shipments, Amazon recommends that you send us the shipment tracking numbers for your inbound shipment. Providing this information helps Amazon process your inbound shipment at the Amazon fulfillment center faster and more accurately.
We can make it easy to get or send tracking information in a custom program, using the Amazon MWS API for Fulfillment Inbound Shipment API.
There’s 2 main API calls we use for these types of operations:
PutTransportContent() – sends tracking info to Amazon
GetTransportContent() – retrieves tracking info from Amazon
HOW MUCH TIME ARE YOU SPENDING ON THESE OPERATIONS?
When you sign up to sell on Amazon, you’re automatically enrolled in FBA for free. If you decide to go that route, you’ll send inventory to Amazon fulfillment centers, and Amazon handle shipping, customer service, refunds, and returns for those products. You can track your FBA inventory in Seller Central.