Preparing Your Inbound Shipments for Receipt in the Warehouse

What we'll cover:

  1. Inbound shipment labeling
  2. Individual sellable items


Inbound shipment labeling




Each inbound carton or pallet should include the following items:


Warehouse Addresses:

  • UPS eFulfillment Kentucky Distribution Center
    6700 Grade Lane
    Building #4
    Louisville, KY 40213
    800-528-6109 , option 3
  • UPS eFulfillment California Distribution Center
    16270 Jurupa Ave, Suite 200
    Fontana, CA 92337
    800-528-6109 , option 3
  • UPS eFulfillment Texas Distribution Center ***
    13501 Independence Parkway
    Dock Door # 108
    Fort Worth, TX 76177

*** The Texas distribution center is currently for Seller Fulfilled Prime merchants at this time

  • Your return address
  • The UPS eFulfillment warehouse address (from above)
  • ASN ID: This is the number created in the eFulfillment portal via the “Manage Receiving Orders” function  (This can be placed in the reference field of your UPS shipping label)


If the carton you ship us is also the selling unit it must also have a product bar code such as a UPC code on it as well. (Ex. Microwave oven carton)


Individual sellable items

  • Make sure the individual units are clearly labeled with a product number and product number barcode, or related alternate ID that is referenced in your product master. The UPS eFulfillment warehouse technology is very flexible and capable of reading almost all bar-code formats, including UPC codes and other common formats.
  • The individual units should be packaged in a manner that will maintain the merchant’s quality expectations for handling in the warehouse.

EXAMPLE: The merchant may want to individually package clothing items in polybags.

  • Designate larger items that come in shippable cases in your item master set-up.  These items must have a unique bar code for the item number or UPC code
  • The individual sellable units must be clearly labeled with a human readable SKU, UPC, EAN, other related SKU alias, or description that will allow the warehouse operator to identify the product
  • The individual sellable unit must a have barcode representing the SKU, UPC, EAN or other related SKU alias. The barcode must be on the outside of the individual unit packaging, and easily accessible by a warehouse operator.
  • Each sellable unit of measure must have its own unique bar code and SKU number assigned.  For example:
    • A merchant sells an item as a single unit, a pack of 10 and a case of 12 – ten packs. If the merchant wishes to sell in each of these units of measure, they must be treated as separate SKUs and each SKU must have a unique bar code.
    • Each unit of measure will be treated as an inventoried unit and will be tracked and reported as a SKU.
    • If a merchant has a need to convert the items in a SKU to another SKU (unit of measure), the merchant will need submit a ‘Kitting/De-Kitting’ Work Order.


Scheduling a Pickup: 

When your shipment is packaged and completed,  please schedule a pick up with UPS by clicking on this link



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