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Delivering FCL to Amazon: Floor Load Specifications

If you are shipping a full container to Amazon, see below for Amazon's floor loading requirements. Not following Amazon's floor loading requirements could result in your container getting turned away from the fulfillment center.

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Flexport will work with you to deliver FCL shipments directly to FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) centers.*

Follow the specifications below if your FCL shipment will be floor loaded.

  • Stack boxes into columns
  • Maintain at least three inches between column stacks and container walls
  • Stack boxes no higher than 72 inches, unless they conform to the slip sheet or clamp truck instructions
  • Ensure that the overall height of the column stack allows 3 inches of clearance from the top of the stack to the roof of the container
  • Secure all shipments using the load bars or straps

Floor-loaded shipments take longer than palletized shipments for fulfillment centers to process.

Floor-loaded shipment

*Amazon reserves the right to reject a full container delivery without stating a reason. Even if your shipment is perfectly loaded and labeled, Amazon can reject it. If your container is rejected without reason it will return to the warehouse, and will be stored until Flexport can make another delivery appointment and attempt delivery of the container again.

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