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Fulfillment by Amazon offers a pick-up service for less-than-truckload (LTL) and full-truckload (FTL) shipments to select fulfillment centers. The service provides pallet pick-up within two days of booking and offers fast shipping at low rates.

When you use Amazon Partnered LTL, Amazon will generate your Bill of Lading (BOL). You must give the carrier the BOL generated by Amazon, which will be available in the partnered workflow on the day of your pick-up.

Amazon Resource Names (ARN) uniquely identify Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources. Amazon requires an ARN when you need to specify a resource unambiguously across all of AWS, such as in Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies, Relational Database Service (RDS) tags, and Application Program Interface (API) calls.

If a BOL is not prompted by Amazon several hours after the shipment is created or paid for, you can go to the “Shipment Events” tab where you’ll see a bold line that states, “Estimated Pick-up Date: [arbitrary date]” with your assigned pick-up date. If this happens to be several days into the future, the BOL will not be prompted until that day. You can call the partnered carrier to change the pick-up date to an earlier time to move this day back, resulting in a shorter wait for the BOL. If a shipment is retendered, then reach out to the retendered carrier, not the original carrier.

If your actual number of pallets exceeds the number in your shipping plan, print an extra few pallet labels for the additional pallets and notify the partnered carrier to increment the number in the pick-up plan after providing them the ARN number. If you do not have a BOL, you can get the ARN number by emailing the missed pick-up team at Amazon – “toc-ib-na-missed-pickup@amazon.com,” with a request for the ARN by providing the shipment’s FBA shipment ID. If the number of pallets is not increased in the pick-up plan, the carrier will not accept the additional pallet.

Most partnered carriers will have no issue expanding the number of pallets if they can accommodate them, and it’s unlikely that Amazon will reject the extra pallets because the number of pallets is only designated for carrier charge estimations.

I was fortunate to be part of MAG's first batch of its Advertising Internship Program. The timing was perfect for me as I was looking for an opportunity to learn more about Amazon PPC and at the same time to have hands-on training to work on accounts.Β Β 

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When I started my internship, I listed down the things I wanted to learn. And I am happy to say that I've ticked all the boxes! My most favorite was "Optimization Using Bulk Files”. Bulk files and I, we did not get along at first, it was so scary seeing all those data! But I had a great mentor who guided me along the way. He patiently taught me step by step on how to process the data. He was very enthusiastic in answering all of my questions. He supported me until I gained the confidence in uploading my first, second, third (and so on) bulk uploads.Β 

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The biggest advantage in working with MAG (and I must say one thing that I always look forward to every week) is its Weekly Ads Training. Every week, we discuss various topics about PPC. Interns/Ads Specialists/Ads Managers, we all share knowledge, information, and updates about PPC. During our discussions, we exchange ideas and feedback. It became an avenue not just to learn a skill, but also to clear any vague or ambiguous PPC topics.Β 

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For me, the biggest disadvantage is the work schedule. As an Intern, I have to follow EST timing. The time difference from my location was only 8 hours, but being a morning person, I really struggled to keep myself awake. But if you are a night owl, then this will not be a problem for you.

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So if you are considering joining the MAG Advertising Internship Program, my advice to you is to take action - APPLY NOW! The knowledge that you will gain and the skill that you will develop from this program will be invaluable. And who knows? From being an Intern, you might be the next one to be promoted as Jr. Ads Specialist!Β 

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