The late dispatch rate (LDR) represents orders that have been confirmed after the expected dispatch date as a percentage of total orders over both a 10-day or a 30-day period. Late dispatch rate only applies to self-fulfilled orders.
It is important to confirm the dispatch of orders by the expected dispatch date so that customers can see the status of their dispatched orders online. Orders that are confirmed late can negatively affect the customer experience and lead to increased claims, negative feedback and customer contacts.
Our policy is that sellers should maintain a late dispatch rate under 4% to sell on Amazon. A late dispatch rate above 4% may result in deactivation of seller-fulfilled offers.
To view your and download your late shipment rate report, follow these steps:
To learn more about the late shipment rate, watch this Seller University video.