Delivering from Overseas Directly to Amazon UK
We regularly deliver goods straight into one of Amazon’s UK fulfillment warehouses. This means customers don’t need to see or touch their products to get them to market!
A lot of customers import products to the UK to sell online via Amazon, eBay and their own websites. We do everything possible make the process of importing easier than ever so if you use Amazon’s fulfillment centres then we can save you some money by delivering direct to them.
Not having to handle your products is an attractive proposition for many online traders who sell large numbers of items. Amazon offers a great solution but they require that you work to their strictly regulated practices. Here’s what you need to know:
Paperwork and Labelling
All Amazon deliveries must be scheduled and the warehouse must be able to easily identify the delivery.
The easiest way to ensure that your cartons are labelled so Amazon know exactly what’s due to arrive is to ask your supplier to help when the goods are packed. Once Amazon issue you with their labels (that look like the below) you can send these to your supplier to add to the cartons (as they’ll know what’s in each box). If you’d rather your supplier didn’t label the cartons for any reason then we can arrange to do it in the UK.
Here’s what the labels look like:
Loading the Pallet
If your supplier is shipping your products as loose cartons (fairly normal when importing from China and the Far East) then don’t worry, our warehouse will unload the cartons from the shipping container and palletise them to Amazon’s requirements.
If your supplier wants to palletise your shipment at their factory they must be palletised to Amazon’s standards. This means loading onto 100x120cm pallets, heat treated to ISPM 15 standard, and be no taller than 170cm in height or heavier than 1000kg (including the height/weight of the pallet).
If your supplier ships the goods on a pallet then they must adhere to the above before shrink wrapping the pallet in clear wrap (black shrink wrap may be rejected by Amazon).
All pallets must contain like items when quantities allow. All pallets of mixed but visually similar product must be labelled ‘mixed merchandise’ or ‘mixed SKUs’ on all four sides of the pallet.
Once we’re satisfied that the goods are palletised to Amazon’s standards and ready to go we will book the delivery in directly with the Amazon warehouse so you don’t have to worry about it. Once Amazon have allocated the delivery slot, we’ll let you know when your shipment will be delivered.
Once your goods have been delivered to Amazon UK they will show on your Amazon Seller Dashboard online and you’ll be good to go!
Simple as that! You’ll save time, money, and a lot of hassle!
Can We Help YOU?
If you want to ship your products from China to Amazon UK fulfillment warehouses, or from anywhere else in the world for that matter, we can help. If you need the goods shipped into Amazon urgently then we can arrange air freight shipments direct to Amazon UK or if you’re looking to keep your costs down then sea freight is the preferred option.
For more information on the topic, or if you wish to import goods to be delivered into an Amazon fulfillment depot give us a call or drop us a line and we’ll happily discuss the process with you.
Contact us now on 0203 384 0498 or email email@example.com