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Free Inbounds Week 2021: Send in your inventory for free!

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With Black Friday and Cyber Monday around the corner, and the holidays rushing in soon after that, it’s crucial for merchants to prepare their inventory to prevent stockouts and delays.

Luckily, we’re making it easier (and more profitable) for merchants to use Deliverr to fulfill all holiday orders!

From September 13, 12:00 a.m. PST to September 20, 11:59 p.m. PST, any seller sending inventory to Deliverr can do so free of charge (up to $2,500) when shipping on Deliverr’s rates.

Prepare my FREE inbound shipments now!

Sellers can do this through both SPD or freight (LTL or FTL) on Deliverr rates, and there are no limitations on SKU types.  Any SKUs you use Deliverr to fulfill are eligible for 2-day delivery, and as a result, those listings can also showcase fast shipping badges across marketplaces! 

Send us all the inventory you expect to sell over the holidays on our dime, let us worry about getting it to your customers, and get fast shipping tags. What better way to prepare for the busiest time of the year?

Adding fast shipping badges to your listings means more visibility and higher conversions, particularly from last-minute shoppers! The result? A big impact on your bottom line.

Mechanics

To enjoy Deliverr’s free inbounds week, merchants must:

  • Click into your Promotional Inbound Plan labeled “Free Inbounds Week”. Make updates to this shipping plan between September 13, 12:00 a.m. PST to September 20, 11:59 p.m. PST. See FAQ for more details. 
    • SPD: must send in inventory between 9/13/2021 and 9/20/2021. See FAQ for more details. 
    • Freight: must have shipping plan completed or requested quote between 9/13/2021 and 9/20/2021 and have shipped items by 9/30/2021.  See FAQ for more details. 
  • Ship on Deliverr’s rates
  • Deliverr to subsidize up to $2500 in shipping fees and forwarding fees associated with their one promotional shipping plan. Sellers will receive promotional credits within 2 weeks of their items reaching the Deliverr network.  
  • Inventory must arrive into the Deliverr network (cross-dock or fulfillment center) by October 25, 2021
  • Ensure all inbounds are compliant with Deliverr’s packaging and barcoding guidelines and that your items are in-line with Deliverr’s restricted products guidelines

Ready for Black Friday? Below are the last days your inventory should arrive and still count on Deliverr to fulfill orders during this holiday period. The dates for Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be as follows:

  • Cross Dock – Must arrive at the cross-dock prior to Monday, October 25th, 2021
  • Direct – Must arrive at the Fulfillment Center prior to Monday, November 7th, 2021

We cannot guarantee inbounds that are non-compliant with our packaging and barcoding guidelines will be received by Black Friday even if they arrive at our warehouse by this time.

Outsourcing fulfillment to Deliverr is hassle-free, so you can focus more of your time on your holiday marketing campaigns and growing your business. We also provide transparent pricing, which means you’ll know exactly how much revenue you’ll net from the holiday season.

To make things a bit easier, we’ve crafted a quick FAQ! 

FAQ

What is Free Inbounds Week?
Free Inbounds Week is a week where Deliverr merchants can send in pallets and packages to our network on our rates for free.

How do I inbound for free?
Send in your inventory following the criteria above. You will need to accept and confirm your charges now, and you can expect promotional credit applied to your account within two weeks of your inventory being shipped. 

Which Deliverr fees does this promotion apply to?
Free Inbounds week refers to the inbound shipping rates for sending pallets or packages into Deliverr. The promotion only applies when using Deliverr’s shipping rates and shipping plans to send inventory into Deliverr’s warehouse network. Please ensure your shipments are compliant with our packaging and barcoding guidelines

Can I use my promotion on both SPD & Freight by using two shipping plans? 
No, you have one free shipping plan that states “Free Inbounds Week”. You can choose to either ship your inventory through SPD or Freight, not both. 

Should I choose SPD or Freight for my shipping plan?
If your shipment is more than 250lbs total, we would recommend using Freight as the cost of shipping will most likely be cheaper. This means you can ship in more units to us! 

Should I choose Ship Direct or Forwarding for my shipping plan?
The difference between forwarding and direct plans is that direct plans get your products available for sale faster while forwarding plans get your products into the Deliverr more cheaply. We recommend using forwarding plans ahead of the Holiday season because it increases your fast tag coverage when your products are spread to more fulfillment centers and you only have to ship to one location. This means more of your customers can get faster shipping! 

Does this promo apply if I ship from an international location into Deliverr?
No, this promotion only applies to items shipped into Deliverr from a domestic address because it must be inbounded on Deliverr rates. At this time, Deliverr rates only cover domestic shipping.

I don’t see a pre-made shipping plan called “Free Inbounds Week”  on my inbounds page. What do I do? 
Please use live chat with one of our Support representatives or contact your Sales representative, and we’ll get it set up for you right away! 

Small Parcel Deliveries (SPD) FAQ

How do I create an SPD inbound? 
In your seller portal, go to Inbounds, and select Create New. Once you get to the overview page, set your shipping method to Small Parcel Delivery (Deliverr rates)” under “How will you inbound your shipment?” Please refer to our Help Center Article for a detailed step-by-step process. 

When do I need to ship this out by?
You must complete your shipping plan and send in inventory between 9/13 12 a.m. PST and 9/20 11:59 p.m. PST.

Freight (LTL & FTL) Shipments FAQ

How do I coordinate pickups and deliveries?
In your seller portal, go to Inbounds, and select Create New. Once you get to the overview page, set your shipping method to “LTL or FTL Pallet Delivery” under “How will you inbound your shipment?”

Less than 6 pallets to inbound
If you have less than 6 pallets to inbound, please refer to this Help Center Article for a detailed step-by-step process on how to set everything up.  You need to submit your shipping plan by 9/20/21 and have your items scheduled for pickup date before 9/30. 

More than 6 pallets or FTL to inbound
If you have more than 6 pallets to inbound, please refer to this Help Center Article for a detailed step-by-step process. You will need to request a quote by 9/20, and Deliverr will provide a first response within 48 hours of the request submission. As long as you schedule your delivery within 2 days of receiving a quote for a scheduled pick-up date before 9/30, you will qualify for this promotion.  

Is there a minimum volume we need to meet?
Sellers must meet a minimum of 250lbs per pallet to qualify for Free Inbounds Week.

Is there a limit to how much inventory I can send under Free Inbounds Week?
Deliverr will cover your inbound shipping fees up to one truckload (30 pallets) per account, up to $2.5k. 

Any other questions?
If you don’t see the answers you’re looking for here, please open a support ticket or start a live chat with our team. Let’s prepare for your best holiday season yet!

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