Please note this is a channel-specific article only applicable to Amazon. Make sure to also check the general troubleshooting steps for Despatch Notes here.


1. Make sure the respective setting is enabled in Settings > Channel integrations > Edit channel details > Order > Despatch Notes. Full details on Amazon channel configuration are available here.


2. For Amazon orders, Linnworks will display the following information in the order Audit Trail:


  • Order Despatch Submitted: Added to the audit trail when a Despatch Note is sent.
  • No Despatch required: This is shown if Despatch Notes are disabled.
  • Order Successfully Despatched: Added when Amazon has confirmed the Despatch Note was accepted.
  • Order Despatch Failed: This is shown with a reason for the failure if a Despatch Note failed to send. Linnworks will attempt to resend the Despatch Note for the next 24 hours.
  • Despatch Rejected: This can be added if the channel has been deleted or has been disabled.
  • Dispatch note is ignored: This will be added if Despatch Note or the channel is (or was) disabled at the time of order processing.


3. Amazon will reject a Despatch Note if any of the original order items were deleted or replaced. Amazon checks and compares the full details sent to Linnworks and back in regards to the ordered item IDs as well, and whether there are discrepancies, the Despatch Note will be rejected. Any orders with edited items need to be marked as shipped on the channel manually.


4. If you are using Amazon Buy Shipping integration in Linnworks to print shipping labels for your Amazon orders, then you may notice that the orders are marked as despatched/shipped on Amazon Seller Central before you have actually processed the orders in Linnworks.


This is the default behaviour of Amazon Seller Central itself and cannot be controlled by Linnworks. If you would print the labels directly on Amazon Seller Central, then the same would be applied by Amazon. Once you process the order in Linnworks, the Despatch Note sent by Linnworks will contain the full details i.e. the tracking number, processing timestamp etc which will update the data added by Amazon during label printing.