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Amazon Partnered Carrier Terms and Conditions

TERMS APPLICABLE TO PARTNERED CARRIER PROGRAMME

The terms set out below apply only to your use of the Partnered Carrier Programme (PCP), as defined hereafter. These terms (the “PCP Terms”) apply in addition to the terms of the Business Solutions Agreement including the FBA Service Terms, which you have agreed with Amazon and govern your participation in FBA. If, in the context of your use of PCP, there is any conflict between these PCP Terms and the terms of the Business Solutions Agreement or the FBA Service Terms, these PCP Terms shall prevail to the extent of such conflict only. Unless defined here, all capitalised terms are as defined in the Business Solutions Agreement and the FBA Service Terms. Unless otherwise indicated references to sections refer to sections of the FBA Service Terms.

The version of the PCP Terms in English is the definitive legal version. Translations into German, French, Italian and Spanish are available for your ease of reference only.

Amazon may amend the PCP Terms at any time, solely at our discretion and without notice to you. Any changes to the PCP Terms will be effective upon the posting of such changes on Seller Central or on the applicable Amazon Site, and you are responsible for reviewing these locations and informing yourself of all applicable changes or notices. You should refer regularly to Your Account or Seller Central respectively to understand the current PCP Terms. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF PCP AFTER AMAZON'S POSTING OF ANY CHANGES WILL CONSTITUTE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY CHANGES TO THE PCP TERMS, YOU MUST NOT CONTINUE TO USE PCP.

The PCP Terms are as follows:

P.1. If you have registered Units on:

  • The Amazon.fr site, Amazon may, at Amazon's option, offer you the choice (on a shipment by shipment basis) to ship Units from within France at your expense (as described in Section P.2 of these PCP Terms) to Amazon's FR, DE, UK, ES or IT fulfilment centres;
  • The Amazon.de site, Amazon may, at Amazon's option, offer you the choice (on a shipment by shipment basis) to ship Units from within Germany at your expense (as described in Section P.2 of these PCP Terms) to Amazon's DE, FR, UK, ES or IT fulfilment centres;
  • The Amazon.co.uk site, Amazon may, at Amazon's option, offer you the choice (on a shipment by shipment basis) to ship Units from within the United Kingdom at your expense (as described in Section P.2 of these PCP Terms) to Amazon's UK, DE, FR, ES or IT fulfilment centres;
  • The Amazon.it site, Amazon may, at Amazon's option, offer you the choice (on a shipment by shipment basis) to ship Units from within Italy at your expense (as described in Section P.2 of these PCP Terms) to Amazon's IT, DE, FR, UK or ES fulfilment centres; and/or
  • The Amazon.es site, Amazon may, at Amazon's option, offer you the choice (on a shipment by shipment basis) to ship Units from within Spain at your expense (as described in Section P.2 of these PCP Terms) to Amazon's ES, DE, FR, UK or IT fulfilment centres,

Using discounted shipping rates offered by third party participating carriers ("Amazon-Partnered Carriers"). This programme will be referred to in these PCP Terms as the “Partnered Carrier Programme” or “PCP”.

You agree that for each shipment that you make under PCP:

  • You will accurately supply the information Amazon requests,
  • You will use the order processes Amazon requires, and
  • The contractual arrangements described in this Section P.1 will apply as between Amazon and you, and you and the Amazon-Partnered Carrier.

If Amazon chooses to make PCP available to you for a given shipment, Amazon will provide you with the estimated shipping cost for that shipment with an Amazon-Partnered Carrier.

The estimated shipping costs will be calculated using the information you have supplied to Amazon about the shipment and will be made up of both

  • The Inbound Transportation Fee, and
  • The Inbound Transportation Programme Fee.

You acknowledge and accept that the actual shipping cost payable by you under Section P.2 of these PCP Terms may be different from the estimated shipping cost if:

  • Amazon or the Amazon-Partnered Carrier determines that the shipment information you have provided is incorrect; and/or
  • Additional accessorial charges apply to your shipment with the Amazon-Partnered Carrier. Please refer to both the Shipping Contract (as defined below) and the Seller Central page Provide Details (Amazon Partnered Carrier Programme) for an explanation of the Amazon-Partnered Carrier accessorial charges that may apply to a shipment from time to time.

By accepting the estimated shipping cost you authorise and instruct Amazon, as agent on your behalf, to enter into a shipping contract (the "Shipping Contract") with the Amazon-Partnered Carrier on

  • The basis of the information you have provided to Amazon on the shipment, and
  • The Amazon-Partnered Carrier's terms and conditions as applicable at the time of your order (the applicable terms and conditions may vary from time to time: up-to-date terms and conditions are always available on the Amazon-Partnered Carrier's web page).

If you do not approve of the Amazon-Partnered Carrier's applicable terms and conditions you must not use PCP. After you accept the estimated shipping cost Amazon will endeavour to enter into the Shipping Contract with the Amazon-Partnered Carrier on your behalf. Amazon will provide you a downloadable settlement report (a “Settlement Report”) (available at the end of each settlement period through Seller Central) for each Shipping Contract Amazon has entered into as agent on your behalf. Such Settlement Report will include the Inbound Transportation Fee and Inbound Transportation Programme Fee breakdown. This contractual process will apply each time you place an order under PCP.

For every order you place under PCP, the Shipping Contract will be between you and the Amazon-Partnered Carrier such that you will be the shipper of record. You will comply with your obligations as well as all conditions of carriage or restrictions under the Shipping Contract (and are responsible for reviewing the terms and conditions for such Shipping Contract, available on the Amazon-Partnered Carrier's web page for such purposes). You hereby authorise the Amazon-Partnered Carrier to provide Amazon with all shipment tracking information relating to your orders.

Notwithstanding Section F.4, if there is a loss of or damage to any Units while in transit under PCP, Amazon will, upon your completion of the request process Amazon requires, pay you the applicable Replacement Value (as described and defined in the FBA Guidelines for the relevant Amazon Site). The Replacement Value is inclusive of any VAT (if applicable) and if the Replacement Value is subject to VAT, you agree to provide a valid VAT invoice to Amazon. Amazon is not party to the Shipping Contract (which is between you and the Amazon-Partnered Carrier) and does not accept any responsibility or liability for the performance thereof: Amazon chooses to make the Replacement Value available to you as an additional benefit offered in recognition of your participation in FBA. The Replacement Value may not be available to you where Amazon determines that you or any of your employees, contractors or agents (other than Amazon) are responsible for the loss or damage complained of. If Amazon pays you the Replacement Value for a Unit, Amazon will be entitled to dispose of that Unit under Section F.7.2 and to claim and retain any compensation in respect of that Unit due to you under the Shipping Contract that is received by Amazon on your behalf from the Amazon-Partnered Carrier.

You will not use PCP to transport dangerous goods and/or hazardous materials. Transporting dangerous goods and/or hazardous material using PCP is strictly prohibited.

You will not use PCP to transport goods where this would result in a breach of EU or national customs, import controls or export controls rules.

You will not use any carrier account information (e.g., carrier account number, amount of shipping rates, etc.) obtained by using PCP for any purpose, nor disclose such information to any third party, and you will protect such information as Amazon’s confidential information in accordance with Section 11 of the Business Solutions Agreement. Amazon's only obligations as your agent for any shipment are to:

  • After you accept the estimated shipping cost, endeavour to enter into a Shipping Contract with the Amazon-Partnered Carrier on your behalf and on the terms set out above, and
  • Treat payments received from you in the way described in Section P.2 of these PCP Terms.

Amazon has no authority to act on your behalf beyond these activities. For the avoidance of doubt, both you and Amazon hereby acknowledge and agree that Amazon has no obligations (including fiduciary obligations) as your agent beyond those expressly set out in this Section P.1 and Section P.2 of these PCP Terms.

The following amendments will apply for the purposes of PCP:

  • Section 13 (Relationship of Parties) of the Business Solutions Agreement shall apply as if it did not refer to "agency". Section 13 will continue to apply in full to all other aspects of FBA.

The FBA Service Terms will be amended by replacing the current definition of “Units” with the following: “Unit” means a unit of your Product that is delivered to Amazon in connection with the FBA Programme in connection with a particular Amazon Site.

P.2. If you ship Units to Amazon under PCP (made available under Section P.1 of these PCP Terms), you will, when Amazon requires, pay Amazon both the Inbound Transportation Fee and the Inbound Transportation Programme Fee.

PCP Definitions:

"Inbound Transportation Fee" means the amount indicated in the applicable Settlement Report downloadable in Seller Central and due from you to the Amazon-Partnered Carrier under the Shipping Contract for a shipment under PCP. This amount is subject to adjustment if:

  • Amazon or the Amazon-Partnered Carrier determines that the actual number of parcels (and/or pallets for Less than Truckload) within a shipment or the weight and/or dimensions of any one parcel (and/or pallet for Less than Truckload) within a shipment are different from the information about that shipment provided by you; and/or
  • Additional accessorial charges apply to your shipment with the Amazon-Partnered Carrier.

"Inbound Transportation Programme Fee" means the amount indicated in the applicable Settlement Report downloadable in Seller Central and due from you to Amazon for a shipment under PCP. This amount is subject to adjustment if Amazon or the Amazon-Partnered Carrier determines that the actual number of parcels (and/or pallets for Less than Truckload) within a shipment or the weight and/or dimensions of any one parcel (and/or pallet for Less than Truckload) within a shipment are different from the information about that shipment provided by you.

Acknowledgement of Terms and Conditions

If you are making use of PCP through the Inbound Shipment Workflow, by ticking the checkbox agreeing to the terms and conditions on the shipping charge details page of the Inbound Shipment Workflow and clicking the "Accept charges" button, you acknowledge and accept these PCP Terms as applicable to the PCP transaction you are about to enter into.

If you are making use of PCP through the Amazon Marketplace Web Services, by ticking the checkbox agreeing to the terms and conditions on the Settings page for FBA in Seller Central and clicking the "Update" button, you acknowledge and accept these PCP Terms (as may be amended by Amazon from time to time) are applicable to all PCP transactions you enter into through the Amazon Marketplace Web Services.

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