When creating a new shipping plan on Amazon, please consider the following option: Amazon now allows to ship direct inbound shipments to fulfillment centers in Poland and Czech Republic without passing the cargo via their Amm hub in Germany. It will cut your shipping costs approx. by 2-3 compared to cross border shipments.
When it comes to FTL shipments, FBA PREP POLAND works with Amazon Freight now, which allows to deliver up to 33 pallets at once directly to any FCs in Poland, also without going through Germany; and within a matter of couple of hours as Amazon Freight trucks have priority on deliveries to Amazon FCs.
For non-Amazon partnered carrier shipments routed to a fulfillment center in Poland and Czech Republic, you now have the option to send directly to the Central European fulfillment center, without passing through Amazon Amm hub in Germany.
To enable the function, please use the checkbox Use direct inbound option and send directly to the Central European Fulfillment Center available at the “2. Delivery service” section of the “Prepare shipment” step. By activating the function, you will receive shipment labels showing the Czech or Polish address of the given CEE fulfillment center.
Please consider that LTL or Truck Load Delivery and non-Amazon partnered carrier small parcel shipment requirements apply. Please also note, that when shipping from Germany, your carrier may incur additional costs for cross-border delivery.
Finally, please be aware that the Amm hub still has preferential treatment when booking inbound appointments for palletized deliveries; your carrier will be able to deliver on the next available slot given by the fulfillment center.