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Tracking FAQ

Mandatory input of carrier name for all shipments, and of tracking ID when using tracked ship method

From April 19, 2021, we require you to provide the carrier name for all orders during the Ship Confirm process of seller-fulfilled orders. In addition, we require you to provide the tracking ID for all orders shipped with a tracked ship method during the Ship Confirm process of seller-fulfilled orders. Without this information, you will not be able to ship confirm your order. Amazon will automatically cancel orders if seven days have passed since the expected shipping availability date and you have not yet shipped and confirmed the shipment (find more details here). Delay in ship confirming orders may lead to increase in Late Shipment Rate (LSR) which may lead to account suspension (find more details here).

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How do I ensure I input carrier name and delivery service/ship-method?

In order to share the carrier name and delivery service with us, please follow the below steps:

a. When using Seller Central, select the carrier name from the drop down list, and then, use the drop down list to select your delivery service. If your preferred carrier name and/or delivery service are not listed, please use ‘Other’ and enter the carrier name or delivery service used.

b. When using bulk feed, please enter the ‘carrier code’ and ‘ship-method’ against each line item. If you mention ‘Other’ in the ‘carrier code’ field, please provide an input for the ‘carrier name’ field. Please, ensure that the 'carrier code' you provide matches the list of carriers available in the Seller Central drop down. The ship method name does not need to match exactly the ones mentioned in below table (see FAQ 7). These are just the most commonly used delivery services. A detailed instruction on how to use bulk feed can be found here.

c. When using integrators, please configure your integrators to provide us with the carrier and delivery service details. If you have not already configured your integrator to provide these fields, we recommend you reach out to your integrator to understand how to share carrier name and delivery service while confirming orders. Please ensure that the 'carrier code' you provide matches the list of carriers available in the Seller Central drop down. The ship method name does not need to match exactly with the ones mentioned in the below table (see FAQ 7). These are just the most commonly used delivery services. If you are an integrator and want to learn about how to provide this information, see the Shipment Request Details page.

d. When using Buy Shipping, there is no action required. We automatically collect data on carrier and ship method used through this system.

Note: Follow the best practices listed in the Valid Tracking Rate (VTR) Help page to successfully upload tracking information.

2. Why is this important?

With the carrier name, delivery service/ship-method and the tracking ID you provide, we can pass any scan events made available by the carrier on to the customer, enabling the customer to easily track the shipment.

3. What do I enter if my carrier is not listed in Seller Central?

When you ship an order and do not see your carrier listed in the drop-down menu, please select “Other” and identify your carrier in the text fields. We will add more carriers over time.

4. I do not use a carrier for my Digital products, what do I input as carrier and delivery service?

While ship confirming your Digital products, please select Digital Delivery from the Carrier drop-down menu in the Confirm shipment page.

5. How do I edit a tracking number?

You can edit order tracking information up until the order is delivered. To edit the details:

  • In Seller Central, select Orders, then click Manage Orders.
  • Click Advanced Search, enter the Order ID, then click Search.
  • Once you find the correct order, click Edit shipment and provide the revised tracking number. Allow 72 hours for the report and metrics to reflect the changes.

6. What should I do if my carrier does not provide a tracking number/ID?

You do not have to provide us tracking number for orders shipped as untracked letters or shipped through untracked ship methods.

7. What is a delivery service?

A delivery service, also known as Ship Method, is the product or service you purchase from your carrier. Below are few examples of commonly used carrier and delivery service/ship-method combinations.

Carrier Name Delivery Service
4PX 4PX-Global Express
4PX 4PX-PostLink priority Registered Mail-Li
4PX 4PX-PostLink Standard Registered Mail-Li
4PX 4PX-PostLink Standard2 Registered Mail-Li
4PX 4PX-PostLink Economy Registered Mail-Li
4PX 4PX-PostLink Economy SRM Registered Mail-Li
4PX 4PX-PostLink Standard Ordinary Mail-Li
4PX 4PX-PostLink Standard large letter Ordinary Mail-Li
4PX 4PX-PostLink Economy large letter Ordinary Mail-Li
4PX 4PX-PostLink priority Registered Mail-NOLi
4PX 4PX-PostLink Standard Registered Mail-NOLi
4PX 4PX-PostLink Economy Registered Mail-NOLi
4PX 4PX-PostLink Economy2 Ordinary Mail-Li
4PX 4PX-PostLink Economy2 Registered Mail-Li
China Post China Post e-Courier Packet
China Post E courier
China Post EMS
China Post E-packet
China Post Airmail Registered
China Post Airmail
Chronopost Chrono 18
Chronopost Chrono 13
Chronopost Chronopost INTL
Chronopost Chrono Express
Chronopost Chrono Classic
Colissimo COLISSIMO Livraison à domicile sans signature
Colissimo COLISSIMO Livraison à domicile avec signature
Colissimo COLISSIMO Livraison en point relais
DACHSER Targo speed
DACHSER Targo fix
DACHSER Targo flex
DACHSER Targo on site
DACHSER Targo on site plus
DACHSER Targo on site premium
DB Schenker Fretlink
DHL eCommerce PKW-Parcel International Direct-Semi
DHL eCommerce PLT-Parcel International Direct-Standard
DHL eCommerce PLE-Parcel International Direct-Expedited
DHL eCommerce PKG-Packet International Economy
DHL eCommerce PKD-Packet International Standard
DHL eCommerce PPS-Packet Plus International
DPD Predict
DPD PDP relais
DPD DPD Classique
DPD DPD Classique
FRANCE EXPRESS Inter express
GEODIS Livraison en point relais
GEODIS Livraison Same Day
GEODIS Livraison à domicile sur rendez vous
GLS Business parcel
GLS Flex Delivery
GLS Shop Delivery
GLS Express
GLS Euro Business parcel
Heppner Star date
Heppner Star plan
Heppner Star priority
Heppner Star care
JCEX Jia-Packet
JCEX UPS Worldwide Saver
JCEX UPS Worldwide Expedited
JCEX JP International Express
JCEX CA International Express
JCEX US International Express
Kuehne Nagel KN Eurolink envois 1kg jusqu'à trois palettes
Kuehne Nagel KN Eurolink Classic
Kuehne Nagel KN Eurolink First
Kuehne Nagel KN Eurolink Fix
La Poste Lettre suivie
La Poste Lettre verte
La Poste Ecopli
La Poste Lettre prioritaire
La Poste Lettre recommandée avec AR
La Poste Lettre recommandée sans AR
La Poste Lettre expert
La Poste Frequenceo
La Poste Delivengo
Self Delivery Self Delivery
Self Delivery Self Delivery
SF Express E-Commerce Ordinary Parcel-Standard
SF Express E-Commerce Registered Parcel-Standard
SF Express E-Commerce Ordinary Parcel-Economy
SF Express E-Commerce Registered Parcel-Economy
SF Express E-Commerce Ordinary Parcel-Special Line
SF Express E-Commerce Registered Parcel-Special Line
SF Express E-Commerce Express Standard
SF Express E-Commerce Express Priority
SF Express E-Commerce Express CD
SF Express E-Commerce Registered Parcel-LA
SF Express E-Commerce Registered Parcel-LU Post
SF Express E-Commerce Ordinary Parcel-BPost
SF Express Standard Express
SF Express Economy Express
SFC SFC Global Line-no battery
SFC SFC Global Line-with battery
TNT Express National
TNT Express National Relais
UPS Standard
UPS Express Saver
VIR Livraison à domicile
VIR Livraison en point relais
WanB Express WANB Smart Track
WanB Express WANB Semi Track
WanB Express WANB Post Smart
WanB Express WANB Post Economy
XPO Standard
Yanwen Direct Line Tracked Packet
Yanwen Direct Line Express
YDH YDH Express Service
YDH YDH Standard Service
YDH YDH Economy Service
Yun Express YunExpress Global Direct line (standard)-Tracked
Yun Express YunExpress Global Direct line with Battery-Tracked
Yun Express YunExpress Global Direct line non Battery-Tracked
Yun Express YunExpress Global line (standard)-Untracked
Yun Express YunExpress Global Direct line-battery-Untracked
Yun Express YunExpress Global Direct line-no battery-Untracked
Yun Express YunExpress JP Direct Line
Yun Express YunExpress DE SRM Direct Line
Yun Express YunExpress ME Direct Line
Yun Express YunExpress ME Direct Line-DDP

What are the benefits of adding tracking numbers?

Providing valid tracking numbers with all your shipments has a number of benefits:

  • Fewer buyer contacts: Providing tracking numbers can help reduce the amount of time you spend answering shipping-related questions.
  • Decreased order defects: The Order Defect Rate for untracked shipments is 1.7 times greater than the rate for tracked shipments.
  • Protection from A-to-z Guarantee claims: Without tracking, you will automatically lose any "Order not received" A-to-z Guarantee claims. Tracking helps you represent yourself against these claims and may prevent loss.
  • Improved seller feedback ratings: Buyers tell us that being able to track their packages is one of the main reasons to leave positive feedback.
  • Reduced lost shipment costs: Tracking can significantly reduce the costs associated with a lost shipment. If a package is lost in transit, you can use tracking to find out where it was lost and then determine responsibility.
  • Improved conversion: When you use tracking on 98% of your shipments and your on-time delivery rate is 97%, you become eligible to reduce handling and transit promise times. This is proven to increase conversion and revenue.

Which carriers provide tracking information to Amazon?

Carriers that are integrated with Amazon are shown in the drop-down menu in Confirm shipment page. Some correct carrier names are (case-sensitivity applies):

For Domestic shipments: Chronopost, Colissimo, DHL, DPD, GLS, La Poste, TNT, UPS For China out shipments: 4PX ,China Post ,DHL eCommerce ,JCEX ,SFC ,SF Express ,Yanwen ,Yun Express ,WanbExpress ,Chukou1 ,Fedex ,UPS ,TNT ,DHL


Note: Sellers are encouraged to use the above-mentioned carriers for shipping parcels as these carriers provide real-time parcel status to Amazon. This helps reduce buyer contacts and improve seller feedback ratings in addition to other benefits mentioned above.

What is the carrier name to be entered when updating the tracking ID?

If you are using Seller Central, locate the order in Manage Orders and click Confirm shipment. On the Shipping Details page, select the carrier name from the drop-down menu. If the carrier name of your choice is unavailable, select Other and enter the carrier name as defined on the carrier website.

If you are uploading the tracking details, make sure the carrier name matches what is provided in the drop-down menu as described above.

I want to check that the tracking information I entered matches my carrier's format for tracking IDs. What are some of the tracking ID formats used by carriers?

Carrier Tracking ID Format

Length: 10 to 18 characters

Example: 09446130491258

China Post

Length: 11 to 13 characters

Example: LX035232019CN

Yun Express

Length: 18 characters

Example: YT3674563847658935

La Poste

Length: 13 characters

Example: 3X95674563782


Length: 13 characters

Example: 6A45637899732


Length: 11 to 20 characters

Example: 125374659807


Length: 13 characters

Example: XU594494990FR


Length:11 to 13 digits

Example: AA368436743DE


Length: 8 to 12 characters

Example: 297635647832

SF Express

Length: 12 to 15 characters

Example: 12456784568

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