The European Fulfilment Network (EFN) allows sellers with an Amazon Europe Marketplaces 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 marketplaces from the same local inventory pool, maximising the control and flexibility that sellers have over their inventory.
Yes. Amazon-fulfilled inventory can be listed for sale on any (or all) of Amazon’s European marketplaces (UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain) using the Amazon Europe Marketplaces account. When an order from these marketplaces arrives, Amazon will fulfill the order from your inventory stored in your home marketplace through our EFN.
Yes. However, Amazon’s European accounts do not allow sellers to sell on all Amazon’s international marketplaces. 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.
When selling through EFN, sellers must localise their existing marketplace offers to other Amazon European marketplaces 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 marketplace.
When selling with FBA Export, sellers make their Amazon marketplace offers available to EU and worldwide customers who can purchase them on the marketplace 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 marketplace. Thus, if sellers sign up for FBA Export, their FBA products won’t automatically be listed for sale on other Amazon marketplaces.
No. You can continue selling locally with a seller account opened directly on the local European marketplace and send your inventory to an Amazon fulfilment centre in that marketplace 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.
There is no separate registration process. If you are using Fulfilment by Amazon in one European marketplace, you will automatically be able to use the EFN in all other Amazon European marketplaces via your Amazon Europe Marketplaces account when your listings are uploaded to each marketplace with the same SKU and converted to Fulfilled by Amazon on each marketplace.
If you do not hold an Amazon Europe Marketplaces account, you will not be able to activate the EFN functionality. You have to open an Amazon Europe Marketplaces account under separate terms for the marketplace(s) in which you wish to sell, and manage the account and inventory separately from accounts and inventory in other locations.
Using your Amazon Europe Marketplaces account, you can create offers on any of Amazon’s European marketplaces using the same process that you used to create offers on your home marketplace. When you provide the same SKU for the product that you have provided in your home marketplace, your offer will be linked to the same inventory pool.
Yes. Your inventory will now be visible in the five European countries. On the inventory pages for marketplaces other than your home marketplace, you will see all your inventory (stored in fulfilment centres of your home marketplace) and possibly a comment stating that this SKU is not available in the corresponding marketplace.
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 marketplaces.
Yes. All orders will be eligible for Amazon Prime, regardless of the marketplace.
For a breakdown of the EFN fees per marketplace, refer to the Fulfilment by Amazon pricing section of our marketing site.