Creating an inbound transfer

After you add the necessary product details, follow these steps to start an inbound transfer of your inventory to one of Shopify’s fulfillment centers.

Make sure to add your tracking information when creating a transfer. If you don't have tracking information when you create the transfer, then make sure you edit the transfer and add the information when you have it. You can incur extra processing costs if a shipment arrives at a Shopify Fulfillment Network warehouse without tracking information.

You can transfer up to 500 line items at one time.

Create an inbound transfer

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Apps > Shopify Fulfillment Network.
  2. Click Inbound transfers > Create inbound transfer.
  3. Select the origin of the transfer.
  4. Optional: To not change the inventory levels of the origin address, deselect Deduct items from this location's inventory.
  5. Select the destination of the transfer.
  6. Add products to the transfer. To upload products using a CSV file, refer to Upload products through a CSV file.
  7. Click Submit inbound transfer.

Next, pack and label your inbound transfer.

Add a supplier

Instead of choosing one of your own locations as the origin for a transfer, you can create supplier profiles to use as the origin. After you create a supplier, you can select that supplier at the origin for future transfers.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Apps > Shopify Fulfillment Network.
  2. Click Inbound transfers > Create inbound transfer.
  3. In the Origin drop-down menu, click Add Supplier and add the supplier's details.
  4. Click Save supplier.

After create the supplier, you can either delete the new transfer or continue creating the new inbound transfer.

Edit a supplier's details

You can edit a supplier's details by adding the supplier to a new inbound transfer, and then changing the supplier's details. You can then delete the new transfer, or continue creating a new inbound transfer.

After you submit a transfer, the supplier's address can't be edited and won't change if you edit that address on another transfer.

Changing the name of a supplier will change the supplier's name in all existing transfers.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Apps > Shopify Fulfillment Network.
  2. Click Inbound transfers > Create inbound transfer.
  3. In the Origin drop-down menu, select the supplier.
  4. Click View supplier details > Edit.
  5. Make any edits, and then click Save supplier.

Upload products through a CSV file

You can upload products to your inbound transfer through a CSV file, instead of adding them manually. When creating an inbound transfer, you can click Add products through a CSV file and upload a formatted CSV file. You can either download a template CSV file from your store, or create the CSV file manually.

Download the template CSV file

The template CSV file contains all your products that are eligible for the Shopify Fulfillment Network. Each product's inventory has a default value of 0.

After you download the template, edit the inventory that you want to include in the transfer. Any product with an inventory of 0 in the CSV file is not added to the inbound transfer.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Apps > Shopify Fulfillment Network.
  2. Click Inbound transfers > Create inbound transfer.
  3. Click Import from CSV.
  4. Click Download a pre-formatted CSV template.

Create a CSV file manually

You can create a CSV file using a spreadsheet program, such as Google Sheets. The file requires only SKU and Quantity headings. For each row after the headings, add the SKU and inventory of a product that you want to add to your inventory transfer. All SKUs must be for products eligible for the Shopify Fulfillment Network. After you're done adding your products, make sure that you save the spreadsheet file as a CSV file.

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