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FBA News

September 13, 2021

Railway services from China to Europe

Railway provides a fast logistics option from China to Europe, especially since COVID-19 erupted. Sea rates from China to the EU are somtimes even higher than […]
August 22, 2021

New Requirement on Amazon: Country of Origin (COO) information required for all your products

After August 22nd, 2021 all Amazon sellers are required to provide Country of Origin (COO) information for all product listings. This aims to ensure FBA Export […]
July 20, 2021

New EU VAT on e-Commerce legislation and its impact on your VAT-exemption status in 2021

With changes introduced through the EU VAT on e-Commerce Package (EU VOEC) from July 1, 2021, EU-based selling businesses are liable for VAT in the member […]
July 20, 2021

One Stop Shop VAT in the EU

When your business is established inside the EU, following the implementation of new EU VAT on e-Commerce (EU VOEC) legislation in the European Union earlier this […]
July 20, 2021

Difficulties in LTL/FTL service in Germany due to flooding

Due to the flood situation in Germany, LTL/FTL service difficulties appear in the areas covered by the postal codes listed below. Pick-ups and pick-ups are also […]
June 4, 2021

New VAT EU rules on e-Commerce since July 1, 2021

Starting July 1, 2021, the 27 countries of the European Union will implement new VAT rules on e-commerce sales which may affect your sales of goods […]
May 12, 2021

Amazon FBA – you need to confirm your ‘Responsible Person’ for CE-marked products by June 11, 2021

As a reminder, if you sell CE-marked products 5 into the Eeuropean Union / European Economic Area that are manufactured outside of the EU/EEA, begining June […]
April 25, 2021

How long does it take to ship cargo to Amazon FBA and receive it by Amazon in full?

FBA Prep Poland usually ships out your cargo the day after we receive your delivery order. Once boxes or pallets are shipped out from our warehouse, […]
April 24, 2021

New stock limits at Amazon fulfillment centers for 3rd party sellers

Amazon has announced that starting April 22, 2021 is removing ASIN-level quantity limits for products stored in their fulfilment centers. 3d party sellers accounts will no […]
March 25, 2021

LTL shipments to/from the UK are now available again

LTL (less than truck load) road services to or from the UK are available again. Due to Brexit and delays on the new customs border, no […]
March 14, 2021

Amazon new packaging and sealing requirements for hygienic and topical products starting April 2021 – NOTE: returned items only

New requirements for sealing and packaging of hygienic / topical products will allow to determine during evaluation of the customer return process if a hygienic / […]
March 1, 2021

Amazon allows for direct FBA inbound shipments to fulfillment centers in Poland and Czech Republic for SPDs/LTL/FTL shipments

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 […]
January 24, 2021

Brexit FAQ: What shipping method should Amazon MFN (Merchant Fulfilled Network) Selling Partners use?

Your list prices on Amazon must include all taxes and duties which may be payable to receive your products. The rate will vary depending on the […]
January 7, 2021

Brexit Update: New UK VAT rules starting from January 1, 2021

Starting January 1, 2021, UK VAT which is collected on sales to customers in the UK will change under new legislation being introduced by the UK […]
January 7, 2021

Brexit Update: UK-EU sign Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA)

The UK and EU have reached a Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which sets new terms of trade from the 1st of January 2021. A new customs […]
December 19, 2020

Brexit Update: Automated long-term storage removals to be disabled on Amazon

As the UK is set to leave the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union on 1 January, 2021, and a customs border will be established between […]
December 19, 2020

Brexit Update: Cross-border delays expected for pallet shipments in/from the UK

The UK is set to leave the EU single market and customs union on January 1, 2021, and a customs border will be established between the […]
December 16, 2020

Brexit Update – 2 days until Amazon Pan-EU Transshipments stop

Please keep in mind, that in 2 days’ time on Friday, December 18, 2020 Amazon will stop Pan-European FBA transfers between the UK and EU. Any […]
December 16, 2020

Brexit FAQ: What do I do if Amazon closed a shipment that is already in transit?

Amazon will continue to receive shipments that are already in transit. You cannot ship additional units for a closed shipment.
December 16, 2020

Brexit FAQ: How do I know which Amazon FBA inbound shipments were closed?

Closed shipments will display a status of CLOSED in your Shipping Queue. You can navigate to your Shipping Queue in Seller Central by going to the […]
December 16, 2020

Brexit: Update to Amazon FBA shipment closure timelines

In order for Amazon to receive your inventory more efficiently and minimize delays, shipments created beginning today (16th Dec, 2020) will be automatically set to the […]
December 16, 2020

Brexit FAQ: Can I decide which Amazon fulfilment centres I send inventory to in the EU?

With Multi-Country Inventory (MCI), you can ship your FBA inventory to Amazon fulfilment centres in multiple countries of your choice across the EU. This will allow […]
December 16, 2020

Brexit FAQ: Do I now need to set up two separate accounts on Amazon in Europe, one for my UK business and another for EU?

No, you can continue using 1 seller account to manage all countries into which you are selling. We recommend doing so, as using a unified account […]
December 16, 2020

Brexit FAQ: Do I have to be VAT registered to sell on Amazon FBA into Europe after Brexit?

Wheather or not you need UK or EU VAT registration numbers will depend on a number of factors including whether you intend to store products on […]
December 16, 2020

Brexit FAQ: What are Brexit FBA inventory storage limits on Amazon?

When you sell on Amazon in Europe using its FBA programm, for storage limits taking effect on or after January 1, 2021, you will get one […]
December 3, 2020

How LCL (Less than Container Load) shipping works?

What is LCL shipping? LCL (Less Than Container Load) shipping is when you ship goods via e.g. sea freight and they’re loaded into a shared container […]
November 26, 2020

How NOT to pay VAT on your imports from China into Europe?

Procedure 4200 involves import of the non-EU commodities to the territory of the EU with subsequent delivery of these commodities to some other EU country, also […]
November 26, 2020

Brexit FAQ – Should I start increasing the inbound quantities that I am shipping to the other side of the border?

Amazon will continue to fulfil orders across the UK and mainland Europe and distribute your Pan-EU inventory according to demand forecasts for each country, including the […]
November 26, 2020

Brexit FAQ – How do I get started with customs compliance?

Brexit means you need to comply with the requirements for crossing a border. You will also need to decide whether you will submit customs declarations yourself […]
November 22, 2020

Brexit solution for simplified customs clearance

From 1st January 2021, full import controls and subsequently full customs declarations will be required on all goods crossing the borders between the United Kingdom and […]
November 22, 2020

Amazon FBA in Germany can receive products and parcels over 15 kg again

In March 2020 Amazon temporarily limited receiving, restocking and shipping for products that require 2 people to process – to pick, pack or dispatch. Amazon was […]
November 18, 2020

Brexit FAQ – How will Build International Listings work on Amazon after Brexit (for seller-fulfilled offers)?

You can continue to use Build International Listings on Amazon as normal after Brexit. The functionality of the tool will not change, but you might want […]
November 18, 2020

Brexit FAQ – How much inventory should I send to the UK and the EU?

There are a multitude of factors that may influence the demand for your products and your inventory placement decisions. To mitigate the impact of Brexit, you […]
November 18, 2020

Brexit FAQ – Do I need an EORI number for both the UK and the EU?

The requirement for an Economic Operators Registration and Identification number (EORI) will depend on which party is the exporter of record (EOR) and the importer of […]
October 30, 2020

Prepare your Amazon Business for Brexit FAQs: How will Build International Listings work after Brexit (for seller-fulfilled offers)?

You can continue to use Build International Listings on Amazon as normal after Brexit. The functionality of the tool will not change, but you might want […]
October 30, 2020

Prepare your Amazon Business for Brexit FAQs: Splitting inventory – how much inventory should I send to the UK and the EU?

There are a multitude of factors that may influence the demand for your products and your inventory placement decisions. To mitigate the impact of Brexit, you […]
October 30, 2020

Prepare your Amazon Business for Brexit FAQs: Do I need an EORI number for both the UK and the EU?

The requirement for an Economic Operators Registration and Identification number (EORI) will depend on which party is the exporter of record (EOR) and the importer of […]
October 22, 2020

5 causes for air freight rates increasing rapidly in 2020

As we all know logistics market is quite unsteady presently. Available shipping space is tight and rate increased sharply, even some airlines increase rates twice or […]
October 22, 2020

Starting Oct. 21, 2020 products over 15 kg can be shipped to FBA again in the UK, France, Italy and Spain

In March 2020, Amazon temporarily limited receiving, restocking and shipping for products that require 2 people to pick, pack or dispatch. Amazon explains he did so […]
October 10, 2020

Brexit update and key dates for Amazon sellers

With Christmas 2020 peak and the new post-Brexit customs border comming on January 1, 2021, please find the latest information on key FBA inventory dates which […]
September 27, 2020

Brexit and selling on Amazon in Europe after January 31, 2020 – cross-border returns, UK/EU inventory pools and more

As we all know, on January 31, 2020, the UK left the EU and entered a transition period where existing arrangements are being kept in place […]
September 17, 2020

Reminder for FBA sellers: lithium battery requirements

Starting January 1, 2020, battery manufacturers and distributors (when you import products into the EU, you are considered a manufacturer of those products) must provide a […]
September 9, 2020

Prepare your Amazon business for Brexit now!

The next few months are going to be a game changer for many Amazon sellers in Europe. Due to the UK leaving the European Union, Amazon […]
August 25, 2020

Amazon starts Partnered Carrier Programme (PCP) for (LTL) Less than Truck Service shipments

Amazon Partnered Carrier Programme (PCP) is used to send small parcels to Amazon fulfilment centres in Europe. Now PCP is available for Less than Truckload shipments […]
August 13, 2020

COVID-19: Amazon is temporarily (AGAIN) limiting shipments to 15 kg per box

Amazon states that in order to protect the well-being and safety of their employees and to ensure continued adherence to guidance from local and international health […]
August 13, 2020

Amazon opens its store in Sweden

Amazon has just announced that they have started the work to launch the Swedish Amazon.se store for the local customers and international e-commerce sellers who wish […]
July 27, 2020

Amazon is preparing for post-COVID-19 sales peak in Europe

Amazon is building out capacity as quickly as possible so they can deliver products customers need and want directly to their doorsteps and help thousands of […]
July 27, 2020

Quantity limits in Amazon Fulfillment Centers

To maximise selection for customers during peak, Amazon is introducing ASIN-level quantity limits on products in FBA in Europe. Amazon is promissing that most products will […]
July 27, 2020

Free removals promotion for Amazon FBA sellers

To help avoiding storage fees for products that have not been selling and create room for more productive inventory, Amazon is offering a free removal fee […]
July 17, 2020

Brexit and implications for Amazon sellers

Please make sure your business is Brexit-ready or you prepare your business for upcoming on January 1, 2021 changes. On January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom […]
June 30, 2020

Quantity limits removed for inbound shipments to Amazon Fulfillment Centers in Europe due to COVID-19

Amazon has now removed quantity limits on products you can send to fulfilment centres located in 4 European marketplaces: the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Spain. […]
March 27, 2020

Amazon FBA doesn’t accept parcels over 15 kg

In order to protect the well-being and safety of Amazon employees and to ensure continued adherence to guidance from local and international health authorities regarding social […]
March 18, 2020

Amazon temporarily prioritizing household staples and medical supplies products coming into fulfillment centers in the EU and USA

As Amazon is monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and its impact on online customers, selling partners, and employees, they are seeing increased online shopping and as […]
March 16, 2020

Coronavirus – update on operations

Despite the virus continues to spread across Europe, we do not experience any delays in courier/LTL road shipments and deliveries to Amazon Fulfillment Centers in Europe. […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter Z

loading – a set of activities related to the placement of loads on the means of transport 3PL – third party logistics – a logistics company, […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter W

vehicle-kilometer – a unit of measure of the distance taken by the vehicle over a specific period of time corresponding to a kilometer routing – determining […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter V

VLCC / very large crude carrier – a vessel designed for the transport of bulk liquid cargo with a carrying capacity (DWT) from 150,000 to 299,999 […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter U

cargo insurance – cargo insurance against risks associated with its movement casco insurance – insurance of means of transport consisting in securing them against the risks […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter T

container tare / container empty weight – the weight of an empty container, including the weight of fittings and equipment that are an integral part of […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter S

Value Added Network / VAN – a separate IT network, managed by the operator, enabling the transmission and sharing of electronic data shipbroker – a person […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter R

ro-ro / roll-on / roll-of – a horizontal transhipment system of a ship, consists of rolling in and rolling loads through the ship’s ports
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter P

Seal – a device used for containers, trucks and wagons to ensure that they remain closed during transport POD / Port Of Discharge – port of […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter O

operator logistyczny / third party logistics operator / Logistics Service Provider / LSP – a company that provides a wide range of logistics services, most often […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter N

bimodal semi-trailer – a semi-trailer adapted to transport various types of standardized container units, for example one equivalent 40-foot unit (FEU) or two equivalent 20-foot unit […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter M

customs warehouse / customs warehouse – a secured room where goods are stored until the customs clearance process is completed manifest / manifest / loading list […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter L

LCL / less than container load – a type of sea transport that allows the transport of cargo that is smaller than the entire sea container, […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter K

cabotage – transport of goods between two ports or other places in the same country cabotage carrier / feeder vessel – a cargo ship that connects […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter J

unit load – A load formed from individual loads or packages, properly protected against deformation, in such a way that it is adapted for moving, transporting, […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter I

import – importing goods from abroad to the country IMDG / International Maritime Dangerous Goods / International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code – Code on the classification […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter H

HACCP / Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points / Organizational system aimed at excluding contamination or contamination of food products, guaranteeing consumer safety hub – a […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter G

GATT / General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade – General Agreement on Customs and Trade, an agreement between countries from around the world to remove trade […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter F

FAF / Fuel Adjustment Factor – fuel correction factor FCL / full load container – full container load FEU / forty foot equivalent unit – equivalent […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter E

EAN / European Article Number – The European Commodity Code, used to denote units of good, especially retail products export – transfer of goods outside the […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter D

declaration / cargo declaration – a document required by the customs authorities containing details of the load (freight) transported by commercial / commercial means of transport […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter C

CAF / Currency Adjustment Factor – valorization additive caused by a change in the exchange rate total time of delivery / delivery lead time – time […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter B

BAF / Bunker Adjustment Factor – supplement due to the increase in marine fuel prices. safe working load (SWL) – permissible load on the device ensuring […]
February 28, 2020

Logistic dictionary online – letter A

ADR – European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road AMS / Automated Manifest System – an automatic system for reporting data when […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter Y

Y – code in the classification of air waybill rates indicating a reduced rate due to ULD (standardized loading unit in air transport)
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter X

X – code in the classification of air waybill rates, indicating additional information ULD (standardized unit of load in air transport) XPS – priority small package […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter W

W – code in the classification of air waybill rates, indicating an additional fee based on the weight of the transported cargo W / WT – […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter V

VAN – Value Added Network; pl. value added network – a separate IT network, managed by the operator, enabling the transmission and sharing of electronic data […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter U

U – code in the classification of air waybill rates, indicating the use of the basic ULD rate UATP – Universal Air Travel Plan – the […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter T

TACT – The Air Cargo Tariff – air cargo tariff containing rates, fees or regulations governing the application of rates, fees and terms of service, applicable […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter S

S – code in the air waybill rate classification indicating that an additional fee has been applied SAD – single administrative document – goods declaration for […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter R

R – code in the air waybill rate classification indicating that a reduced rate has been used RAC – Reserved Air Cargo – reserved air cargo […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter Q

Q – code in the air waybill rate classification, indicating the rate for a load weight of 45 kg (100lbs) and more QRT – Quick Ramp […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter P

PAC – Passenger and cargo – passenger and cargo aircraft PBA – Paid by Agent – fee paid by the shipping agent PEA – hunting trophies, […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter O

OBX – Obnoxious cargo – so-called “Unbearable loads”, i.e. goods such as furniture, car parts, incompatible with standard storage methods, items that can be easily damaged, […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter N

N – code in the rate classification indicating the general rate for 1kg of cargo, in the case of an air waybill ON. – TACT (The […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter M

M – code in the rate classification, indicating the minimum fees applicable in the case of an air waybill MAG – Magnetized material – defined in […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter L

LAR – Live Animals Regulation – regulation on live animals L / C – Letter of Credit – letter of credit (payment method in domestic and […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter K

K – code in the rate classification, indicating the rate per kilogram for the air waybill KPI – Key Performance Indicators
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter J

JIT – Just in Time – a method of inventory management, in which materials, goods and labor are to arrive or be supplemented exactly when it […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter I

IATA – International Air Transport Association – International Air Transport Association ICAO – International Civil Aviation Organization ICC – International Chamber of Commerce – International Chamber […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter H

HACCP – Eng. Analysis and Critical Control Points; pl. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points – an organizational system designed to exclude contamination or contamination of […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter G

GATT – General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade; General Agreement on Customs and Trade, an agreement between countries around the world to remove trade barriers GBL […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter F

FAK – Freight All Kind – tariff classification of a carrier for various types of goods, which are collected and sent together according to one freight […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter E

E – code in the classification of air waybill rates, denoting rotational rates (e.g. a sudden increase in volume may be associated with a change in […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter D

D.O. or D / O – Delivery Order – a document ordering the handing over of the transported load to the side specified by the buyer […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter C

C – code in rate classification, indicating SCR (specific rate of goods), in the case of an air waybill CAF – Currency Adjustment Factor – a […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter B

B – rate classification code indicating the basic charge applicable to the air waybill (B / L) – bill of loading – bill of lading – […]
February 27, 2020

List of logistic abbreviations – letter A

AAMS – Air Automated Manifest System – an automatic system for reporting data in air transport ACT – Active Temperature Controlled System – active temperature control […]
February 27, 2020

Differences between Incoterms 2010 and 2020

Incoterms FCA (Free Carrier) now offers the additional option of making a note on the bill of lading before loading the goods on a ship. Costs […]
February 27, 2020

Incoterms 2020

The Incoterms rules are rules that specify the obligations of the buyers and sellers that operate in the international trading system. These are the authorized rules […]
February 27, 2020

What is DDP in Incoterms 2020

DDP (named place of destination) is an internationally used term of trade that is generally used to signify a trade deal where the seller has agreed […]
February 27, 2020

What is EORI number and when Amazon sellers need one?

When your goods are shipped from a country outside the European Union and you plan to supply them to the European customers under DDP terms – […]
February 19, 2020

Shipping to Amazon FBA in Poland and Czech Republic

For non-Amazon partnered carrier shipments routed to a fulfillment centers in Poland and Czech Republic, you now have the option to send directly to the Central […]
November 26, 2019

Amazon Fulfillment Centers in the Great Britain (UK)

Great Britain is the biggest marketplace for Amazon in Europe and so is the number of fulfillment centers in the United Kingdom – please find some […]
November 25, 2019

Amazon Fulfillment Centers in Italy

Amazon Fulfillment Centers codes, addresses and the most important delivery requirements for Amazon marketplace in Italy: Fulfillment Center code: FCO1 Address: Amazon Italia Logistica S.R.L., Via […]
November 25, 2019

Amazon Fulfillment Centers in Spain

FBA details for Amazon Fulfillment Centers in Spain – opening hours, allowed vehicles, pallet requirements and more: Fulfillment Center code: BCN1 Address: Amazon Spain Fulfillment, S.L., […]
November 22, 2019

Amazon Fulfillment Centers in France

For those of you who sell on Amazon in France, please find some details regarding Amazon Fulfillment Centers specifications: Fulfillment Center code: BVA1 Address: Amazon.fr Logistique […]
November 20, 2019

Amazon Fulfillment Centers in Germany

All the specifics you need, including addresses, when selling on German marketplace and shipping your products to FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon): Fulfillment Center code: BDEA Address: […]
November 19, 2019

Amazon Fulfillment Centers in Poland

All the specifics you need, including addresses, when selling on German marketplace and shipping your products to FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon), BUT you store your inventory […]
November 18, 2019

VAT Deferment on Imports for Amazon Sellers

VAT deferment is a non-cash settlement of import VAT by supplying only VAT declaration. According to the European Union law, import VAT doesn’t need not be […]
November 16, 2019

Amazon Fulfillment Centers in Czech Republic

All the useful details regarding Amazon Fulfillment Centers in Czech Republic, which is a part of Amazon.de logistics network: Fulfillment Center code: PRG2 Address: PRG2K Amazonu […]
November 14, 2019

Amazon Fulfillment Centers (FBA) Locations

Please find Amazon Fulfilment Centers specifics in Europe – addresses, marketplace, opening hours and much more… GERMANY BER3 – Amazon Brieselang Amazon Brieselang GmbH, Havellandstr. 5, […]
October 25, 2019

Get yourself trained with customs before you start to import for Amazon.

Before you place your first order with your supplier in China, you need to get yourself trained with customs requirements in the European Union. The main […]
October 13, 2019

How to choose your customs agency when you just start selling on Amazon?

You have spent countless hours looking for a perfect product you plan to sell on Amazon. You paid the supplier and the goods are already in […]