How to add and set up an Amazon MWS Billing Account [Step-by-Step guide]
Created by: Gabriel Zang
Modified on: Thu, 30 Mar, 2023 at 4:15 PM
When setting up your Clients in techShip, you will have to configure Billing Accounts to ship through them. These use a Baseline Account as a foundation, but their way to work could be different based on the Client's needs.
When setting Billing Accounts, you will be able to specify how it should work for that specific client, setting label references, packing slips usage, rate shopping, markups, WMS information updating and Carrier options such as the default service level, address validation, sender and return addresses, etc.
WARNING: This connection can only be tested with live Amazon orders.
WARNING: This carrier is NOT suitable for Rate Shopping against other carriers, since it doesn't provide cost estimates.
WARNING: Amazon does not allow to select a service code. Amazon will determine which carrier and service will be used for each order as these are processed.
WARNING: Orders through this connection need to be shipped within the day they were processed on.
NOTE: The Amazon connection rate shops on its own; Amazon will define the Carrier and Service that will ultimately be used automatically
This article describes the procedure to set up an Amazon billing account, while others are specifically written for other Carriers.
Feel free to follow the step-by-step guide written below or the video guide, as you prefer:
To set up an Amazon billing account, define the following and then Save:
ADD THE ACCOUNT TO THE CLIENT PROFILE
1. Access Clients under the Maintenance menu
2. Click on the Client for which you wish to set up the billing account
3. Press Add Billing Account
4. Select the source account which will be used and Save
5. Edit the Billing account
SET UP THE GENERAL OPTIONS
The General Options tab is the same for every carrier. If you are already acquainted with it from previous setups, please configure it accordingly.
If this is your first time setup or you aren't acquainted to it, refer to the following article and once finished, return to this one to set up the carrier specific options:
The Carrier Options tab allows to set up basic and advanced features of your Amazon billing account.
These are the key elements:
A) Amazon Keys: Specify your Amazon MWS Seller ID (Typically a string of characters/numbers) and the MWS Auth Token (typically amzn.mws.[amazon token])
B)Sender Name/Email/Phone: Specify the Sender Name/Email/Phone
C) Carrier will pickup: If checked, it indicates that the carriers assigned will pick the orders up at the induction address; if unchecked, you are responsible of transporting the parcels to the corresponding post offices
Press Save to apply the changes. If the information is valid, you'll be able to process orders through it.