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Upcoming Changes to Amazon's Domestic Transit Time Maximums

Blog Post created by monsooninc Employee on Aug 14, 2017

Last week, Amazon announced changes to the domestic transit time maximums for Media items on Amazon US effective August 31st.

 

There are no changes required in Monsoon to accommodate the new timeframes. Amazon will automatically update your shipping templates for regions that exceed the maximums as noted below:

Dear Seller,

We are launching new capabilities to help you set faster delivery times for your Seller fulfilled products. Customers are more likely to purchase products that have a faster estimated delivery time at checkout. Products with a faster delivery date are also more likely to win the Buy Box on Amazon.

This email focuses on capabilities related to the transit time (also known as shipping time) for your products. We will send you separate updates on how to improve the handling time component of your order.

New default transit times for US Sellers: Starting August 31th, the default transit times for Standard Shipping will be updated to reflect the transit times shown in the chart below. Amazon will automatically update transit times for all existing shipping templates according to the transit times specified in the table below. If your existing transit time settings are faster, there will be no changes made to your account.

Default transit times for domestic shipments

Media Items

Media Items

GM Items

GM Items

Destination

Current Transit Time

New Transit Time

Current Transit Time

New Transit Time

Lower 48

4-14 days

4-8 days

3-5 days

No change

Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico

4-14 days

7-14 days

4-8 days

No change

US Protectorates, APO/FPO

14-28 days

No change

14-28 days

No change

All times are in business days

Warm Regards,

Amazon Seller Services

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I see and modify my current transit times?

Please visit the Shipping Settings page to view and edit your transit times. Click here to read how to modify your delivery times.

  1. How else can I improve my transit times?

If you predominantly use USPS Priority Mail or First Class Mail to ship your items, we recommend that you set your transit time to 2-3 days on the Shipping Settings page.

  1. I use shipping solutions that might take longer than the times listed above. What should I do?

You have the option of increasing your transit time to the Lower 48 to a maximum of 4-8 days for such items.

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