Whether you’ve been selling on Amazon.co.uk or other marketplaces for years or are brand new to our marketplace, we want to make sure you have the information you need to get started using FBA. Below is a checklist to help you prepare your first shipment to an Amazon fulfilment centre where it will be sorted, stored and made available for sale online through Amazon.co.uk or your own website.
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Before listing products with Fulfilment by Amazon, it’s important to know what is suitable for our fulfilment process and what is not. There is some criteria that can make units unsuitable for Fulfilment by Amazon,in particular:
Please note that not all items that are sellable on Amazon.co.uk will be suitable for Fulfilment by Amazon. Please review the links above carefully as well as the Amazon Services Europe Business Solutions Agreement to make sure you can send your inventory to our fulfilment centres.
Our fulfilment centres sort, stock, and assess fulfilment fees based on product information in Amazon’s extensive catalogue of inventory. Whether you plan to sell on Amazon.co.uk and on other Amazon Marketplaces in the EU or through other channels, such as your own website, you will need to create a listing for each product, so we can ship them from our fulfilment centres. Learn more about Listing Products for Multi-Channel Fulfilment.
You can list products one at a time or upload your entire inventory at once. If you’re already selling on Amazon.co.uk, you can convert your existing inventory to be fulfilled by Amazon.
The first time you convert your listings to be fulfilled by Amazon, you will be able to select whether you want to send your inventory in using existing UPC or EAN barcodes or using labels you affix to the individual units.
Stickerless, Commingled Inventory: If you want to use existing barcodes, select Stickerless, Commingled Inventory when prompted. With this option if we identify items that do not qualify as Stickerless, Commingled, we will instruct you to label the units before sending them in.
Labeled Inventory: If you choose not to use Stickerless, Commingled Inventory, you will be able to send your inventory with labels that you can print from your seller account and affix to the individual units. You will only be prompted to choose between Stickerless, Commingled and Labeled inventory the first time you create a shipment.
After listing your inventory, you will be prompted to create your first shipment. Our shipping workflow will walk you through the process providing instructions and tips to help make your shipment go smoothly. Once you create your shipment, it saves the information for each step in the workflow, so you can leave and come back to where you left off.
Be ready to provide information for the following steps:
Set Quantity: For each item in your shipment, you will be prompted to enter the quantity you are shipping.
Note: In addition to the quantity, you might be asked to enter the product’s dimensions and weight. This typically happens when a product has never been fulfilled by Amazon before.
Label Items: Enter the number of labels you will need (one for each unit) for each SKU and print labels.
Note: This step is skipped for stickerless, commingled inventory.
Select Carrier: You can send separate boxes using a small parcel carrier or pallets of boxes using an LTL carrier.
Prepare Shipment: Enter the number of boxes you are shipping and print packing slips and shipment labels.
For more information, please see our Scan & Ship Tutorial
Small Parcel Deliveries: Enter the tracking number for each box.
LTL: Enter your Bill of Lading and Pro/Freight Bill Number.
Label Shipment: Print shipment labels for your boxes or pallets
Summary: Review your shipment information. You will be prompted for missing information. If anything is incorrect or missing, you can return to any of the previous steps to enter or edit your shipment. When done, click the “Mark as Shipped” button.