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Multi-Country Inventory

Multi-Country Inventory (MCI) lets you ship your FBA inventory to Amazon fulfilment centres in multiple countries of your choice across Europe. MCI offers the following benefits:

  • Your customers receive faster, local delivery when your products are located in fulfilment centres close to where they live.
  • Your listings qualify for accelerated shipping options including Amazon Prime 1-Day Delivery, FREE Delivery and Next-Day Delivery (where available).
  • You save on transportation costs when you send inventory in bulk to local fulfilment centres rather than dispatching individual orders across borders.

Service overview

By selecting either an additional "marketplace destination" country in the shipping workflow or enabling Multi-Country Inventory in your FBA settings, you can ship your inventory to any fulfilment centre within the countries selected and also authorise Amazon to store and move any of your FBA inventory between fulfilment centres in the selected countries, independent of your inbound shipments.

Note: Storing units in any country other than your home marketplace country may entail additional Value Added Tax (VAT) reporting obligations for your business. You are responsible for the collection and payment of all of your taxes, as well as for filing all relevant returns. These can include the VAT, VAT Information Exchange System (VIES) and Intrastat returns, as well as issuing VAT invoices and credit memos where required. To learn more about VAT, see Europe Tax and Regulatory Considerations.

Inventory pools

All your inventory that is stored throughout Amazon European fulfilment centres is considered as one single pool of European inventory. If you have listings in marketplaces where you do not have local inventory, we will fulfil orders remotely from your remaining European inventory pool.

Fees

There are no additional fees for using our Multi-Country Inventory service. Storage fees and your Fulfilment Fee will be charged as applicable.

Note: The EFN Fulfilment Fee is no longer a surcharge. It is charged just like the domestic Fulfilment Fee.

To avoid unplanned fees, we recommend that you maintain your inventory levels in each country and replenish frequently. To view stock levels on a per-country basis, use the Daily Inventory History report.

How to enable Multi-Country Inventory

You can enable Multi-Country Inventory in either of the two ways described below.

  • Select an additional "Marketplace destination" country in the shipping workflow:
    1. Click on Inventory > Manage FBA Inventory at the top-left of your seller account.
    2. Select the checkbox next to items of inventory you want to send/replenish and click on Go.
    3. Click on the drop-down menu under Marketplace destination in the middle of the screen and select the country that you want to enable under the Ship to and enable storage in: section.
    4. Review the Multi-Country Inventory Terms and Conditions and Accept by clicking on the Continue to shipping plan button.
  • Select additional countries in the Multi-Country Inventory section of your FBA settings:
    1. Click on Settings > Fulfilment by Amazon at the top-right of your seller account.
    2. Click on the Edit button at the far right of the Multi-Country Inventory Settings section.
    3. Tick the checkbox next to all the countries where you want to allow inventory to be stored.
    4. Click on the Update button.

Please note that Multi-Country Inventory is only available after you have converted listings to Fulfilment by Amazon.

Deselecting storage for a country

You may deselect storage for countries other than your home-marketplace country at any time in the Multi-Country Inventory Settings section of your FBA settings in Seller Central. You can no longer ship your inventory to any country that you deselect and we will prevent future inflow of your inventory for storage into that country, unless you elect to have your inventory stored in that country at a later date by reselecting it as described above.

All remaining units stored in a country that you deselect will nevertheless continue to be part of your European inventory until you have sold or removed all units in that country. Standard local FBA fees will continue to apply. We will not offer trans-shipment to another European country's fulfilment centre. We will discontinue to store inventory in a deselected country once you have sold or removed all remaining inventory from that country. Note that inventory may temporarily reside in unauthorised countries in preparation for trans-shipment to an authorised location.

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