SHIPPING TO
AMAZON
FULFILLMENT BY AMAZON (FBA)

A fulfillment service can help you manage customer orders, send shipments on time, and obtain information on products available for restocking or promotions. The right ecommerce fulfillment service can give your business a competitive edge.

There are several options for fulfilling an order, including in-house fulfillment, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), and other third-party fulfillment services.

FBA allows you to ship inventory to an Amazon warehouse at a competitive cost. When an order comes in, Amazon delivers the product to the customer. Your company can take advantage of Amazon’s distribution network, infrastructure, world-class delivery service, returns system, and customer service process.

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) Fees

 

Service Fee
Professional seller rate $39.99 per month
Individual seller rate $0.99 per item sold
Individual selling rates $0.45 to $1.35 per unit
Stock removal $0.50 to $0.60 per unit
Labelling $0.20 per unit
Product prep $1.00 to $2.20 per unit
Long-Term Storage $6.90 per cubic foot or $.015 per unit

Source: 2021 US referral and FBA fee changes summary

U.S. FDA COMPLIANCE

Before you consider shipping your products to any Amazon U.S. warehouse, make sure the manufacturing plant and the exporter‘s company have a DUNS Number and are registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA).

Then, file a Prior Notice. Additional requirements must be met.

  • FDA REGISTRATION
  • FDA PRIOR NOTICE
  • U.S. CUSTOMS ASSIGNED NUMBER

Amazon currently has 110 active fulfillment centers in the United States and 185 centers globally. Seller do not have the option of selecting any of these warehouses. Amazon indicates where to ship your products.

However, here is a short list of frequently used warehouses for shipments coming from Europe:

#HMW1 – 30260 Graaskamp Blvd, Wilmington, IL 60481

#MDW4 – 250 or 201 Emerald Dr, Joliet, IL 60433

#MDW5 – 16825 Churnovic Ln, Crest Hill, IL 60435

#MDW6 – 1125 W Remington Blvd, Romeoville, IL 60446

#MDW7 – 6605 or 6521 W Monee Manhattan Road, Monee, IL 60449

#MDW8 – 1750 Bridge Dr, Waukegan, IL 60085

#MDW9 – 2865 Duke Parkway, Aurora, IL 60502

#PIL1 – 801 Midpoint Road, Minooka, IL 60047

#STL4– 3050 Gateway Commerce Center Dr S, Edwardsville, IL 62025

#STL6/STL7/HLU1– 3931 Lakeview Corporate Drive, Edwardsville, IL 62025

#ORD2 – 23714 W Amoco Rd, Channahon, IL 60410

#ORD9 – 23700 W Bluff Rd Bldg A, Channahon, IL 60410

#DIL7 – 3601 Howard St, Skokie, IL 60076

U.S. IMPORTER OF RECORD

The foreign exporter is expected to be the U.S. Importer of Record (IOR), not the Amazon warehouse. Therefore, obtain a U.S. Customs Assigned Number required to process customs clearance in the United States.

Domestic and foreign companies may request CBP-Assigned Numbers through the Automated Broker Interface used by FedEx, UPS, DHL and other Customs Brokers by submitting Importer Identity Form (CBP Form 5106).

It typically takes CBP (United States Customs and Border Protection) two business days to input and activate a new Importer of Record (IOR).

FDA REGISTRATION NUMBER

Foreign and domestic facilities that manufacture or process, pack, hold food for human or animal consumption in the U.S. are required to register with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Exporters and Importers of conventional foods, dietary supplements, medical devices, cosmetics, drug products, must be registered with the FDA.

The FDA Registration Number is used to process customs documentation and Prior Notice (PN) to FDA. All shipments without FDA Registration Number and Prior Notice Confirmation Number, will be DENIED ENTRY by the U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

FOOD
FACILITY
REGISTRATION

$99.00

FDA PRIOR NOTICE

Shipping products to Amazon warehouses without a Prior Notice Confirmation Number will always result in FDA Hold of your cargo and Detention.

SERVICE FEE
$25.00 each | STANDARD
$40.00 each | EXPEDITED

Seven days a week.

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Finally, make sure your labels are FDA compliant. Also, keep in mind that Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) legislation is being enforced.

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