Vendor Central: Processing Purchase Orders Like a Pro
Purchase orders are the orders, Amazon places with you as their supplier or vendor for your products. This means that when Amazon places an order with you, they purchase the product from you and end up owning that product once it has shipped. A purchase order is also a contract between you and Amazon.show more
That is whatever you accept as quantity and cost per unit of each of the product items on that purchase order. As one as the date, you select, you will be shipping or delivering the product to Amazon on is all contractual. And this is where the chargeback system arises from. If you invoice for a cost that is not on the purchase order for that particular item.
Then you will receive a price claim. If you do not ship all the units you accepted and agreed to on the purchase order, you will receive a shortage claim. If you ship the product late or not at all, if you ship product not packaged correctly, labeled correctly, etcetera, then you will receive chargebacks.
It is therefore imperative. That when accepting each individual line item on a purchase order, that you are committed to fulfilling that line item by the unit cost and quantity, as well as the ship by or delivered by date on that purchase order for more detailed explanations of what chargebacks you can receive during the purchase order cycle, as well as how to dispute them shortage claims and price claims.
Check out our contesting, chargebacks and invoice reconciliation course. Your purchase orders can be found by selecting purchase orders from the dropdown menu of the orders tab on the top menu of vendor central.