When creating a purchase order or stock transfer to send stock to an Amazon FBA warehouse, it's possible for Amazon to split the inbound shipment between multiple Amazon FBA warehouses.
For example, you create a purchase order for 12 Red T-Shirts, and these T-Shirts come from your supplier in packs of 4. When the inbound shipment is created in Amazon, the shipment is split, sending 7 T-Shirts to warehouse A and 5 to warehouse B. Making it necessary to open the packs and then repack them to match the quantities.
To help prevent this occurrence, TradeGecko allows you to select a pack size variant when creating a purchase order or stock transfer destined for an Amazon FBA warehouse.
When using a pack size, TradeGecko advises Amazon to expect delivery of a case-packed quantity which prevents them from splitting the shipment into quantities that do not match your packs size.
Use the previous example, this means that the resulting quantities would become 8 T-Shirts to warehouse A and 4 to warehouse B, so no repacking is necessary.
Essentially, when using a pack size, TradeGecko advises Amazon to expect delivery of a case-packed quantity which prevents them from splitting packs/cases between multiple warehouses.
This is especially useful if you order and ship cases or larger containers of the same SKU.
When creating a pack size for this purpose it's important that that individual variant SKU and the pack size SKU are the same, otherwise, Amazon will not associate the pack size with the individual unit.
Once you've created a pack size with the same SKU as the individual unit, add it to a purchase order or stock adjustment destined for an Amazon FBA warehouse as normal. When creating the inbound shipment within Amazon, TradeGecko mark the variant as a case-packed quantity.