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How do I comply with Amazon's policy for post-dated labels?

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Amazon requires shippers to mark their orders as shipped on the day the package actually enters the mail stream.

ShippingEasy is automatically configured to update Amazon with a shipped status on the day that your label is printed. If you ship your packages on the same day that you print the labels, then you do not need to make any changes to your ShippingEasy settings.

However, if you prefer to purchase labels day/s in advance and post-date the labels, you will want to be sure to configure ShippingEasy to delay notification to Amazon until the ship date. Amazon will then apply the date the update is received to the order.  

NOTE: Amazon's dates are configured to US Pacific time. So, when delaying the shipment notifications to your store, be sure to select a time that is late enough in the day that it is after midnight US Pacific time (we use your local time zone, as set in SETTINGS >> ACCOUNT SETTINGS for timing the notification). Use this handy tool to find out your local time at 12:00 am PST.  This will ensure that your Amazon orders are marked as shipped on the same day you ship the order.

If you're ready to configure your Amazon store settings to delay store order updates, take a look at our guide: How to: Delay the shipment notification sent to my store


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