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What to select as your final delivery method when shipping to an Amazon FBA warehouse in the EU.

What Should I Put as the Destination Location in My Quote?

You will be asked to enter a destination location when requesting a quote from Flexport. See below for instructions on what to enter.

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Shipping to Amazon FBA

Tips and processes for shipments being delivered to Amazon FBA.

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How to Ship to Amazon Australia

Importing into Australia If you are importing to Amazon FBA Australia and you do not have an entity or presence in Australia you can either: Import as a foreign entity Register for an ABN (Australian Business Number) and GST (goods and...

Amazon FBA 2018 Storage Policy Changes

Amazon is raising the cost of storing inventory at Amazon FBA warehouses, beginning with an increase in monthly storage fees on April 1, 2018. Changes taking place April 1, 2018: Monthly inventory storage fees will be increased by...

How Do I Calculate FedEx Charges to an Amazon FBA Warehouse?

Follow the steps below to estimate the cost of using FedEx for final delivery to an Amazon FBA warehouse. After you have created your shipment plan in Amazon Seller Central, go to the Prepare Shipment page. 1. Select SPD and FedEx...

How Do I Calculate Amazon LTL Charges to an Amazon FBA Warehouse?

Follow the steps below to estimate the cost of using Amazon LTL for final delivery to an Amazon FBA warehouse. After you have created your shipment plan in Amazon Seller Central, go to the Prepare Shipment page. 1. Select LTL and...

How Do I Calculate UPS Charges to an Amazon FBA Warehouse?

Follow the steps below to estimate the cost of using UPS for final delivery to an Amazon FBA warehouse. After you have created your shipment plan in Amazon Seller Central, go to the Prepare Shipment page. 1. Select SPD and UPS under...

Why Does Flexport Need Access to My Amazon Seller Central Account?

Flexport will ask for limited access to your Amazon Seller Central account to move forward with a shipment going to an Amazon FBA warehouse. With limited access to your Seller Central account, Flexport can input necessary information into...

What's the Difference Between Individual and Case-packed Products?

Amazon Seller Central will ask for the “packing type” of your shipment: Individual products or Case-packed products. Select Individual products if products in a box have different SKUs or are in different conditions. Select...

How Long Does It Take Amazon LTL to Deliver to Amazon FBA?

It takes 2-3 weeks for Amazon LTL to deliver to an Amazon FBA warehouse after the trucker has picked it up from the warehouse (the Ship From) address. For a full breakdown of final delivery to an Amazon FBA warehouse, see Timeline of an...

Can I Change Quantities on an Amazon Shipment Plan I Have Already Generated?

If you have already approved a shipment plan, Amazon FBA will only allow the quantity of each Amazon SKU to be edited up to 5%, or up to 6 units, above or below the original amount without incurring fees. If you need to add more units,...

Amazon Market Update: January 26, 2018

Delivery to Amazon FBA warehouses is subject to outside factors, including weather and shortages. See our U.S. Trucking Market Update: Winter 2018 for more information on the drayage situation at several U.S. ports. Your Flexport...

How Can I Send My Shipment to One Fulfillment Center?

You can elect to participate in Amazon’s “Inventory Placement Service,” where Amazon will assign units of a single product/ASIN to a single fulfillment center. You are only responsible for sending your shipment to that one assigned...

How to Ship to Amazon EU with Flexport

Flexport currently ships to Amazon fulfillment centers in the United Kingdom (UK) and Germany. To ship into the UK your business must have an EORI number and a UK VAT number. To ship into Germany your business must have an EORI number...

How Will I Pay For Final Delivery to Amazon?

If you are using an Amazon-partnered carrier (FedEx, Amazon LTL) as your final delivery method to Amazon, then Amazon will bill you directly for any charges associated with final delivery. These charges will not be reflected on your...

Can I Have Multiple FBA Locations in One Shipment?

Yes, one shipment can have cargo assigned to more than one FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) location. Amazon will assign a different FBA ID for each fulfillment center, so your shipment may have multiple FBA IDs. If your shipment is split...

Does Flexport Offer Storage If I Don't Want All of My Goods Shipped to Amazon?

Yes, your goods can be stored at a warehouse if you don’t want all of your shipment to be immediately delivered to an Amazon fulfillment center. Storage is charged per pallet, per week. Ask your dedicated Flexport team for the cost of...

What is the Timeline of an Amazon Shipment from Destination?

Below are outlines of the timeline for an Amazon FBA shipment, showing transit time from the destination port to the Amazon fulfillment center. For an estimate of the total time it will take for your shipment to arrive at its final...

5 Keys to Success for Shipping to Amazon FBA

Below are five tips to successfully ship to an Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) warehouse. Create your shipment plan in Amazon Seller Central first. Next, create your quote in Flexport, 7 to 10 days before the cargo ready date, and...

Frequently Asked Questions about Delivering FCL to Amazon

An FCL (full container load) direct delivery to Amazon is only possible if: 1. You are importing goods via ocean FCL. 2. You were assigned one fulfillment center in Amazon Seller Central when you created a shipment plan. Note: If you...

What is Amazon's Holiday Shipping Schedule?

If you’re shipping to Amazon during the holidays, note Amazon’s inventory cut-off dates for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas: Amazon recommends that your shipment arrive at Amazon fulfillment centers by November 7th to...

How to Ship to Amazon US/Canada with Flexport

Complete the steps below if you are shipping to Amazon US/Canada. For Amazon EU shipments, see How to Ship to Amazon EU with Flexport. 1. Creating a Shipment Plan in Amazon Seller Central (US/Canada) How to create a shipment plan in...

How Will Amazon Prime Day Impact My Supply Chain?

What is Amazon Prime Day? Every July, Amazon holds a huge e-commerce event for Prime members, with big discounts on a variety of items throughout their site. When is Amazon Prime Day? 2019's Prime Day will likely be mid-July 2019, but...

How Long Will It Take to Deliver My Shipment to Amazon US?

If your shipment is being delivered to an Amazon fulfillment center, there are three options for final delivery. Here's a breakdown of the options, along with labeling and palletization requirements for each: Need a portion of your...

What Are Amazon's Palletization Requirements?

FCL Shipments If you are shipping FCL to Amazon, you can either palletize or floor load your cargo. See "Pallet Specifications" for Amazon's pallet dimensions and weights. LTL Shipments If you are shipping to Amazon using Amazon LTL or...

What Are the Labeling Requirements for Amazon Shipments?

The final delivery methods to Amazon have different labeling requirements: FNSKU Labels Amazon assigns a FNSKU (Fulfillment Network SKU) to a product to identify it as unique to the seller. FNSKU labels are required of every product...

Delivering FCL to Amazon: Pallet Specifications

Flexport will work with you to deliver FCL shipments directly to FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) centers. Here are the specifications to follow if your FCL shipment will be palletized. Pallet Specifications General requirements and...