Couriers have cited “rejections, critical delays and the Fulfilment center unable to take freight” as the reason for suspending shipments and at least one courier is temporarily refusing shipments into both Amazon’s Doncaster locations (LBA1 & LBA2) as well as Rugeley (BHX1) and Birmingham (XUKK).
With Black Friday less than a month away, it’s likely that many retailers would be planning to step up pallet shipments into various Amazon fulfilment centers around the country. Delays in accepting incoming loads or outright rejections will result in stock being held by the carrier and either delivered late or returned to the retailer. Plus as well as stock tied up that can’t be sold, there are inevitable costs involved with shipping goods around the country simply to be rejected.
If you are planning to ship FBA stock into Amazon it may well be worth confirming with your chosen carrier if they have experienced any issues or are aware of the possibility of delays getting your products accepted.