AWS Import/Export
Developer Guide (API Version 2010-06-03)
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Shipping Your Storage Device

The following sections explain how to prepare and ship your storage device to AWS.

You can use any carrier of your choice to send packages to AWS, however we highly recommend that you use a shipper that provides a tracking number. For data loads in US Region buckets, AWS returns United States-bound packages via standard UPS ground and international-bound packages via DHL Express Worldwide. For data loads in the EU (Ireland) Region, AWS returns packages via An Post. For data loads in Asia Pacific (Singapore) buckets, AWS returns packages via DHL Express Worldwide.

Your device will be delivered to an AWS sorting facility and then forwarded by Amazon to the AWS data center. Your shipper will only have tracking information to the sorting facility. AWS updates the job status when the package is received by the AWS data center. When you send a GetStatus command, the status of your job will not show At AWS until the shipment has been received at the AWS data center.