Logistic types

Learn the details of Mercado Envíos logistics types and how to work with them.

Contents

→Mercado Envíos (drop_off) →Mercado Envíos Places (xd_drop_off) →Mercado Envíos Colecta (cross_docking) →Mercado Envíos Flex (self_services) →Mercado Envíos Full (fulfillment)


Mercado Envíos (drop_off)


What is?

In this modality, the seller works with the "regular" shipment method, printing the label and posting the product directly on courier companies.


Working method:

To manage these shipments, the seller should print the label, based on shipment status.


Billing:

Billing is optional in this modality, but if needed, the invoice may be requested.

Note:
Invoices may be issued via the API in MLB only when the seller uses Mercado Libre billing tool for all sales. emisión de esa factura por la API.

Mercado Envíos Places (xd_drop_off)

Note:
This modality is available for MLB, MLA, MCO, and MLM only.


What is?

In this modality, the seller prints the label and send the product directly to Mercado Libre authorized points.

Find more information about this logistic type in Learn about Mercado Libre agencies..


Working method:

To manage these shipments, the seller should print the label, based on shipment status.


Billing:

Billing is optional in this modality, but if needed, the invoice may be requested.

Note:
Sending invoice is mandatory in MLB only; invoices may be issued by API when the seller uses Mercado Libre billing tool for all sales..

Mercado Envíos Colecta (cross_docking)


What is?

In this modality, the seller signed a contract with Mercado Libre to work with Mercado Envíos Colecta (cross_docking). In this case, products will be picked up by Mercado Libre and then shipped to the buyer.


Working method:

To manage these shipments, the seller should print the label, based on shipment status..


Billing:

Billing is optional in this modality, but if needed, the invoice may be requested.

Note:
- For this logistic type, the seller is required to report the invoice in MLB only. Invoice may or may not be issued by Mercado Libre billing tool. If our billing tool isn’t used, you should send the sales invoice to proceed with product label printing and shipment.
- Remember that Mercado Libre billing tool is available for MLB only.

Mercado Envíos Flex (self_services)

Note:
This modality is available for MLA, MLB, MLM, MCO and MLU only.


What is?

With this shipment service, the seller can offer delivery on the same or the following day using his own logistic. Through Mercado Envíos Flex (self_services), Mercado Libre get and automatically update the shipment status in the shipment API.

Find more information about this service in Seller Center.


Working method:

Integration can enable and disable Flex in listings, determine delivery time, and get shipment status. Find more information about how to work with Mercado Envíos Flex (self_services) in our documents.


Billing:

Billing is optional in this modality, but if needed, the invoice may be requested.

Note:
Mercado Libre billing tool is available for MLB site only. Invoices may be issued by API when the seller uses Mercado Libre billing tool for all sales.

Mercado Envíos Full (fulfillment)


What is?

With this service, sellers' products are in our warehouses, and Mercado Libre is responsible for the entire logistic process.


Working method:

Sellers use the Seller Central (front) to send products to Mercado Libre warehouses, as well as to change listing logistic for fulfilment (inbounding). You can consult fulfillment stock and conducted transactions through the APIs only.


Billing:

Mercado Libre billing tool is available in MLB and MLC, and for that logistics type, the invoice is automatically issued by Mercado Libre billing tool. Invoices issued with our billing tool can be obtained by API, as described in this document.

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