FULFILMENT

Amazon Fulfilment: Getting shoppers their stuff

When an Amazon customer buys your product, either we can ship the order for you with Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) or you can ship it yourself. Many Amazon sellers use a mix of Amazon fulfilment and shipping their own orders.
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Profit from the sale of new products with Fulfilment by Amazon

Sign up for Amazon Fulfilment's new item programme and receive free storage, free returns and free handling of merchandise returns and a 5% monthly discount on branded ASIN sales (subject to applicable terms and conditions).
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Aim for fast, free shipping with Prime

Many Amazon customers look for products with the Prime badge because it represents fast, free shipping. Using FBA to ship your products is the easiest way to get the Prime badge for most offers.

Fulfilment by Amazon: You sell it, we ship it

Fulfilment by Amazon

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How Fulfilment by Amazon works

When you sign up to sell on Amazon, you’re automatically enrolled in FBA for free. If you decide to go that route, you’ll send inventory to Amazon fulfilment centers, and we’ll handle shipping, customer service, refunds, and returns for those products. You can track your FBA inventory in Seller Central.

Benefits of Fulfilment by Amazon

Amazon handles the logistics so you can handle what matters most to you.
  • Eliminate your fulfilment headaches and get help scaling your business.
  • Outsource storage, customer service, and returns.
  • Offer FREE premium shipping to Prime members.
  • Display the Prime badge on eligible products.
  • Improve your chance of winning the featured offer spot on detail pages.
There’s no minimum number of units and no obligation to use FBA for all of your products. You have the freedom to customize your strategy to meet your e-commerce business’ needs.
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Tour a fulfilment centre

Amazon has 175 fulfilment centres around the world ready to store and ship your products with FBA.
Fulfilment center

You sell it, you ship it

Fulfilment by seller

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When to handle orders yourself

Fulfilment by seller can be useful if your products are less suitable for Fulfilment by Amazon. This may be the case, for example, with hazardous goods that do not meet the requirements of the logistics centre or with seasonal products that would incur increased storage fees. Also, you may not need FBA if you already have a logistics network in place.

In cases like these, fulfilment by seller allows you to:
  • Keep your inventory on hand
  • Use your own packaging or labels
  • Stay profitable on products with tighter margins
  • Offer products that are eligible for sale on Amazon, but ineligible for FBA

Leverage the Prime badge while you fulfil your own orders

Seller Fulfilled Prime allows you to deliver Prime products directly from your own warehouse. You retain full inventory control, while enjoying the benefits of the Prime badge - a valued guarantee of service that increases visibility and attracts repeat purchases. You just have to commit to fulfilling orders with Prime FREE premium shipping using Amazon-approved transportation solutions. As soon as you complete the Seller Fulfilled Prime trial period, your enrolled products will be displayed with a Prime badge.
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Amazon's drop shipping policy

Drop-shipping is when you enlist a third-party to fulfil orders on your behalf. Amazon has very specific policies around this practice. If it’s a method you intend to use, make sure to follow these requirements to avoid losing your selling privileges.
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Understand how your fulfilment model affects VAT requirements

Depending on the nature of your business, you will be required to register for a VAT number in a European country as per the regulations. Some of the factors that influence your VAT obligations are the fulfilment model and the country of inventory storage.

Learn more about fulfilment

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