How to add and set up an Amazon Direct Fulfillment Billing Account [Step-by-Step guide]

Modified on Wed, 14 Sep 2022 at 01:21 PM

 

When setting up your Clients in techShip, you will have to configure Billing Accounts to ship through them. These use a Baseline Account as a foundation, but their way to work could be different based on the Client's needs.


When setting Billing Accounts, you will be able to specify how it should work for that specific client, setting label references, packing slips usage, rate shopping, markups, WMS information updating and Carrier options such as the default service level, address validation, sender and return addresses, etc.


WARNING: This connection can only be tested with live Amazon orders. 



NOTE: The Amazon Direct Fulfillment connection rate shops on its own; Amazon will define the Carrier and Service that will ultimately be used automatically



This article describes the procedure to set up an Amazon billing account, while others are specifically written for other Carriers.


Feel free to follow the step-by-step guide written below or the video guide, as you prefer:



To set up an Amazon billing account, define the following and then Save:


ADD THE ACCOUNT TO THE CLIENT PROFILE


1. Access Clients under the Maintenance menu



2. Click on the Client for which you wish to set up the billing account

3. Press Add Billing Account



4. Select the source account which will be used and Save



5. Edit the Billing account

SET UP THE GENERAL OPTIONS

 

The General Options tab is the same for every carrier. If you are already acquainted with it from previous setups, please configure it accordingly.


If this is your first time setup or you aren't acquainted to it, refer to the following article and once finished, return to this one to set up the carrier specific options:


How to configure the Billing Account General Options tab [Step-by-Step guide]



SET UP THE CARRIER OPTIONS 


The Carrier Options tab allows to set up basic and advanced features of your Amazon billing account.


These are the key elements:



A) Default Service Code: Choose a service code to assign to imported orders which don’t have a service code or keep it if they have. If you wish to overwrite any code coming from the WMS with the chosen service, check “Override WMS Service Code”.


B) Selling/Shipping Party: Selling and Shipping buying party codes (typically letter code, e.g. TECHD). 


C) Shipment unique identifier/Purchase Order Number: Fields used for both values, selectable from the dropdown lists. 


D) Region: Specify the region from the dropdown list. 


E) Package type: Specify the package type you will use and declare to Amazon. 


F) Sender Company/Name: Specify the Sender Company/Name, which is required


Press Save to apply the changes. If the information is valid, you'll be able to process orders through it.


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