New Vendor Central North American Shipment Guidelines Announced

Earlier this year, Amazon announced more updates to their North American Shipment Guidelines. We covered the changes which took place back in November 2021 — and today, we’d like to again provide a high-level overview of the changes made. 

Amazon vendor updates

How Did the Guidelines Change? 

According to Amazon, these are the major changes: 

Introduced Supply Chain Overview: 

“Replaced introductory Vendor Quick Notes with new Supply Chain Overview section. This section includes an outline and enhanced resources for the end-to-end supply chain process. Some key points from Vendor Quick Notes are now integrated directly into later sections and called out in bolded text with light blue highlights.” 


Added Purchase Order requirements: 

“Added Purchase Order Requirements section with information about viewing and acknowledging (confirming) purchase orders.” 

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Merged Packaging and Labeling Guidelines into Shipment Preparation section: 

“Merged Packaging Guidelines and Labeling Guidelines into one Shipment Preparation section, with guidance now broken out by item-, carton-, and pallet-level packaging and labeling information.” 

Added License Plate (LP) receive process: 

“Deprecated Addendum 2: Pallet LP Vendor Requirements. Information from this resource is integrated directly into new License Plate (LP) Receive Process section.” 

Deprecated Addendum 2: Pallet LP vendor requirements: 

“Deprecated International Shipments section to integrate guidance in related sections. Information about international shipments is now linked in the End-to-End Supply Chain Process chart or added to related points in the Shipment Preparation section.” 

To gain a full understanding, we recommend reading through both the NA Vendor Shipment Preparation and Receive Manual & the NA Vendor Transportation Manual. 

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