Leadtime to Ship, also known as Handling Time, and how to assign to your catalog

We can update your Leadtime to Ship per SKU for Amazon.

The Leadtime to Ship that is assigned to your SKU's is very important as it will indicate how long it will take before your buyer receives their item. With the growing and evolving e-commerce requirements, many sales channels have adjusted their options to allow for Leadtime to Ship to be utilized. Unfortunately not all sales channel handle this value equally. 

Each sales channel offers a way to update these options on your listings. Each way can be slightly different and not all sales channels can be updated from within your SellerActive account.

Leadtime to Ship is different then the shipping templates you can utilize on Amazon, eBay, or Walmart.

  • At this time you can update pre-existing templates through SellerActive "using our Bulk Operations" feature on the Listings Workspace, via bulk upload, and you can also set your default Shipping Policy under Settings > Integrations.

Every sales channel offers unique options:

Amazon

Amazon will allow users to set the Leadtime to Ship on a per SKU basis. You can assign Shipping profiles within Amazon but those profiles do not negatively impact the Leadtime to Ship. This is different then the shipping profiles that can be assigned on a per SKU basis. 

eBay

eBay has adapted to using shipping templates or profiles to manage the Leadtime to Ship/Handling Time. There are no restrictions for any category. 

Walmart

Walmart has a very strict policy when it comes to Leadtime to Ship (they reference this value as "Lag Time"). By default all SKU's are presented with a Lag Time of 1 day. In order to extend the timeline, you must submit an official request through your Walmart account. If you are approved, then you can edit this value in bulk within your Walmart Dashboard. If you're not approved, you cannot extend the Leadtime to Ship. 

Other sales channels

Each channel has unique options for updating the Leadtime to Ship. You must adjust those values on the sales channel directly.