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Seller Central Settings

Starting Your Journey with SentryStock

We're thrilled to have you join SentryStock! To ensure your seamless onboarding, we've compiled this easy-to-follow guide to help you set up your account effectively.

Onboarding Guide: Configuring Your Amazon Seller Central Settings

To fully leverage SentryStock, there are certain configurations you must establish in your Amazon Seller Central account. Follow the simple steps outlined below:

Enable 2D Barcodes for Box Content Information: Navigate to the "Fulfillment by Amazon" section, accessed by clicking the settings gear icon in Seller Central. Find "Inbound Settings" and click "Edit". Here, you'll see the "2D Barcodes for Box Content Information" option, choose "Enable" and confirm your choice by clicking "Update". This step finalizes your changes.

2D Barcode for Box Content Information

Enrollment in the FBA Program for Partner Carrier Usage: Again, head to "Fulfillment by Amazon" through the settings gear icon. Look for "Partnered Carrier Programs" and click "Edit". You will see a series of checkboxes affirming your understanding and agreement to the "Amazon Partnered Carrier Terms and Conditions". Ensure these are all checked before hitting the "Save/Update" button.

Enrollment in the FBA Program for Partnered Carriers

Select FBA Inventory Placement Service Option: Again, head to "Fulfillment by Amazon" through the settings gear icon. Under Inbound settings, click "Edit". In the Inbound placement service option for Amazon APIs section, you will have the following options to choose from:

Minimal shipment splits: You can send your inventory to the minimal number of inbound locations, generally to a single location, and Amazon will spread inventory across their network on your behalf, for a fee. The fee may vary by inbound location—for example, there may be higher fees for shipments sent to locations in the West versus other parts of the country.

Partial or Amazon-optimized shipment splits: Send your inventory to multiple inbound locations yourself for a reduced or no fee. The reduced fees will depend on the number of shipments and inbound locations that you send your inventory to. For instance, if your shipping plan qualifies, you can select the inbound placement option to send your inventory to the optimal number of inbound locations recommended by Amazon, generally four or more locations, and pay no fee. If you select the placement option in which you send your inventory to a partial number of inbound locations, generally two or three, you will pay a reduced fee.

FBA Inbound Placement

Recommended: Opt for Amazon Barcode in Barcode Preference: This can mitigate issues associated with commingled inventory. Again, in "Fulfillment by Amazon", find the "FBA Product Barcode Preference" and click "Edit". Select the Amazon barcode option and confirm your choice by clicking "Update".

Barcode Preference

By ensuring these settings, you're laying a robust foundation to make the most out of SentryStock. Should you require any further guidance or have queries, our dedicated support team is always ready to assist. You can reach us by starting a chat or sending an email to

Here's to your success with SentryStock. Happy selling!

Updated on: 02/03/2024

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