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European Fulfilment Network

What is the European Fulfilment Network?

The European Fulfilment Network (EFN) allows sellers with an Amazon Europe Stores account who are also registered for Fulfilment by Amazon to store their inventory in their local fulfilment centre and fulfil orders coming from other European stores from the same local inventory pool, maximising the control and flexibility that sellers have over their inventory.

Can I sell my products on any (or all) of Amazon’s other European stores?

Yes. Amazon-fulfilled inventory can be listed for sale on any (or all) of Amazon’s European stores (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Sweden, Netherlands) using the Amazon Europe Stores account. When an order from these stores arrives, Amazon will fulfil the order from your inventory stored in your home store through our EFN.

Note: Starting in March 2022, fulfilment between the UK and the EU will reopen via the European Fulfilment Network. For more information, go to European Fulfilment Network between the UK and the EU.

For fulfilment across the UK and EU customs border you will need to enable the Cross-border European Fulfilment Network. For more information, go to European Fulfilment Network between the UK and the EU.

Can I sell my products on Amazon’s international stores (US, Canada, Japan and China)?

Yes. However, Amazon’s European accounts do not allow sellers to sell on all Amazon’s international stores. To do this, you must create an Amazon selling account under separate terms in these countries and manage the account separately from your accounts in other geographical locations.

What is the difference between FBA Export and the EFN?

When selling through EFN, sellers must localise their existing store offers to other Amazon European stores to allow local customers to purchase them. For example, a Germany-based customer can purchase an Italian seller’s offer listed on Amazon.de once the seller has registered its FBA Italian-based products on the German store.

When selling with FBA Export, sellers make their Amazon store offers available to EU and worldwide customers who can purchase them on the store where the seller has listed their offers. For example, a Netherlands-based customer can purchase a German seller’s offer on Amazon.de provided that the seller has activated FBA Export on the German store. Thus, if sellers sign up for FBA Export, their FBA products won’t automatically be listed for sale on other Amazon stores.

Am I obligated to use the EFN to fulfil my international European FBA orders?

No. You can continue selling locally with a seller account opened directly on the local European store and send your inventory to an Amazon fulfilment centre in that store from which your orders will be fulfilled. The advantage of doing this is that the orders will be available for local, fast track delivery options.

How do I register for the EFN programme?

There is no separate registration process. If you are using Fulfilment by Amazon in one European store, you will automatically be able to use the EFN in all other Amazon European stores via your Amazon Europe Stores account when your listings are uploaded to each store with the same SKU and converted to Fulfilled by Amazon on each store.

If you do not hold an Amazon Europe Stores account, you will not be able to activate the EFN functionality. You have to open an Amazon Europe Stores account under separate terms for the stores in which you wish to sell, and manage the account and inventory separately from accounts and inventory in other locations.

How do I create offers for my Amazon-fulfilled inventory on other Amazon stores to be able to use the EFN?

Using your Amazon Europe Stores account, you can create offers on any of Amazon’s European stores using the same process that you used to create offers on your home store. When you provide the same SKU for the product that you have provided in your home store, your offer will be linked to the same inventory pool.

I have listings in my home store and have my inventory stored in the corresponding country. Can I also view my inventory in other Amazon European stores from my seller account?

Yes. Your inventory will now be visible in the five European countries. On the inventory pages for stores other than your home store, you will see all your inventory (stored in fulfilment centres of your home store) and possibly a comment stating that this SKU is not available in the corresponding store.

If I use the EFN, can I transfer my inventory to different countries?

Currently, not all sellers are eligible for this option. You can only transfer your products to distribution centres in the country of your primary marketplace. However, you can use this inventory to ship orders placed in other European stores.

Will my orders be eligible for Amazon Prime with EFN?

Yes. All orders will be eligible for Amazon Prime, regardless of the store.

How much does the EFN cost?

For a breakdown of the EFN fees per store, go to the Fulfilment by Amazon pricing section of our marketing site.

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