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:
ASINs which have an active FBA offer in each Amazon store listed as required in the Pan-European FBA Inventory page will automatically be enrolled into to receive Pan-EU benefits, including inventory placement and local Fulfilment Fees in each country enabled for inventory placement. ASINs for which you do not maintain an active FBA offer in all the Amazon European marketplaces listed as required on the ‘Pan-European FBA Manage Your Inventory’ page in your selling on Amazon account will not qualify as a Pan-European Eligible ASIN.
Nonetheless, by enabling inventory placement in additional countries (beyond your home marketplace) in your FBA settings or by selecting an additional country in the shipping workflow for these ASINs, you can ship your inventory to and you authorize Amazon to store it in fulfilment centres in the countries you select, (this option was previously known as ‘Multi-Country Inventory’ or ‘MCI’). For these ASINs, local Fulfilment Fees will apply only when a customer’s order is actually fulfilled from your locally stored inventory. Cross-border Fulfilment Fees for EFN will apply when a customer’s order is fulfilled remotely. Because these ASINs are not part of Pan-European FBA, you need to manage your inventory and demand forecasting yourself. 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.
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 and authorize Amazon to store and move any of your FBA inventory in fulfilment centres in the countries selected, independent of your inbound shipments.
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.
There are no additional fees for using our Multi-Country Inventory service. Storage fees and your Fulfilment Fee will be charged as applicable.
To avoid unplanned fees, we recommend 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.
You can enable Multi-Country Inventory in either of the two ways described below.
Please note that Multi-Country Inventory is only available after you have converted listings to Fulfilment by Amazon.
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 no longer can 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.