CENTRAL EUROPE PROGRAMME

Benefit from the additional FBA storage options for Germany

Save at least €0.26 per unit by participating in shipping by Amazon fulfilment centres in Poland and the Czech Republic.
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What is the Central Europe programme?

What is the Central Europe programme?
Amazon now operates more than 30 fulfilment centres across Europe to provide your customers with an excellent FBA delivery experience. To maintain and further improve the efficiency and delivery speed of the logistics network, it is important that FBA inventory can be distributed across Amazon's network of fulfilment centres in Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

By participating in the Central Europe programme, you can use the entire Amazon network in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic to store your FBA and Small and Light inventory that would otherwise be stored only in Germany.
By allowing Amazon to store your German FBA inventory in Poland and the Czech Republic, you save at least €0.26 per unit delivered.
The fulfilment of our orders from Amazon fulfilment centres in Poland and the Czech Republic works just as smoothly and quickly as before, when we only stored in Germany, but now we are saving more than €1000 per month. Overall, this transition has been a clear improvement for us so far.
Jörg Schnakenberg, CEO, EtikettenPlus

What are the benefits?

Benefit from the lower delivery fee
Benefit from the lower delivery fee
Enjoy savings of at least €0.26 FBA fulfilment fees per unit delivered from your German inventory (storage in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic).
Benefit from the entire fulfilment network
Benefit from the entire FBA network for Germany
Take advantage of additional fulfilment centres with cutting-edge technologies and 24/7 operation.
Be closer to your customers
Be closer to your customers
Faster delivery to a growing customer base in southern and eastern Germany as well as in Eastern Europe thanks to the strategically positioned fulfilment centres in Poland and the Czech Republic.
Efficient inbound delivery
Efficient inbound delivery
Increased dispatch efficiency as inbound deliveries only need to be sent to one fulfilment centre.

Example: Savings with the Central Europe programme

Monthly units sold in the Central Europe programme
Annual fulfilment fee savings
500
€1,560
1,000
€3,120
2,000
€6,240
4,000
€12,480
8,000
€24,960
16,000
€49,920

How does it work?

Step 1

Enable storage in Poland and the Czech Republic
Enable inventory storage in your cross-border fulfilment settings 1 in Seller Central.

Step 2

Create your delivery in Seller Central as usual
Benefit from the lower FBA fee for all units, whether they are dispatched to customers from Germany, Poland or the Czech Republic
  • Set your delivery method: You can either send in your inventory yourself or use the Amazon Partnered Carrier Programme (PCP) 2
  • Amazon distributes your inventory across Germany, Poland and/or the Czech Republic
  • Our processes for inbound goods, preparation services and guidelines are the same in our German, Polish and Czech fulfilment centres
  • Customer orders are delivered in accordance with the Prime delivery promise. We offer the same customer experience for deliveries dispatched from Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic
  • Delivery processes and costs for lost and damaged inventory, removals and customer returns are the same in German, Polish and Czech fulfilment centres
1 Packaging requirements are the same as for deliveries to German fulfilment centres.

2 You send your inventory to a fulfilment centre in Germany. Inventory can also be sent directly to Poland.
How does it work?
Who can participate in the Central Europe programme?

Who can participate in the Central Europe programme?

All sellers are eligible to participate and benefit from the reduced delivery fee. Amazon does not charge any additional costs for participation in the Central Europe programme. Some product categories are not eligible to be dispatched from Poland or the Czech Republic and are therefore excluded from delivery via the Central Europe programme network.

However, this does not affect eligibility to participate in the programme. Since you continue to deliver your inventory to a location in Germany, you won't incur any additional inbound delivery costs.

Important Note

The storage of inventory in Poland and the Czech Republic triggers additional VAT obligations for your company as well as other reporting obligations such as Intrastat. These and any other costs are not included in the cost overview above. VAT Services on Amazon gives you the opportunity to receive tax registrations and notifications about special rates.
However, you can also use the services of your existing tax advisor. Further information on tax advisory services and questions about VAT can be found via the links below.

Register now to join
the Central Europe programme

Take advantage of additional FBA storage options in Poland and the Czech Republic and save up to €0.35 per unit.
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