Multi-Country Inventory enables you to ship your FBA inventory to Amazon fulfillment centers in multiple countries of your choice across Europe. MCI offers the following benefits:
Further details about Multi-Country Inventory can be found here.
You can enable Multi-Country Inventory in either of the two ways described below.
You can deactivate 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 will no longer be able to ship your inventory into any country that you deselect and we will prevent future inflow of your inventory for storage into that country, unless you decide to re-activate the option at a later date.
All remaining units stored in a country that you deselect will continue to be part of your European inventory until you have sold or removed all units from that country. Standard local FBA fees will continue to apply. We will not offer trans-shipment to another European country's fulfillment center. 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 unauthorized countries in preparation for trans-shipment to an authorized location.
Follow these steps to deselect Multi-Country Inventory:
Yes. You can use European Fulfillment Network and Multi-Country Inventory at the same time.
If you are out of stock in your Multi-Country Inventory-eligible fulfillment center, Amazon will ship your orders from one of the in-stock fulfillment centers. If you have listings in marketplaces in countries where you do not hold local inventory, we will remotely fulfill orders from your shared inventory pool. For example, if you list on the France marketplace but only have inventory in fulfillment centers based in the UK and Germany, we will ship from your stock in either the UK or Germany. In such cases, you would be charged the European Fulfillment Network Fulfillment Fee rather than the Multi-Country Inventory Fulfillment Fee, based on where we fulfilled the order from for the customer in France.
To avoid unplanned fees, we recommend you maintain your inventory levels in each country and replenish often. To view stock levels on a per-country basis, use the Daily Inventory History report.
When you enable Multi-Country Inventory, you will be able to send inventory into any of Amazon's European fulfillment centers. In the Shipment Creation workflow, you will be able to choose from the available countries to send inventory using the drop down selector in the "Create Plan" stage of the workflow.
When listing in Amazon’s other European marketplaces, you must also list in your home marketplace for Multi-Country Inventory to work. This is the marketplace where you first registered your seller account.
We recommend you maintain your inventory levels in each country and replenish often. To view stock levels on a per-country basis, use the Daily Inventory History report.
For more information about Multi-Country Inventory, see here.
Storing inventory in other countries may trigger additional VAT obligations for your business, such as required registration in the target country.
You are and remain solely responsible for complying with all applicable laws in each local marketplace in which you offer your products, as well as any obligations towards Amazon, in particular those contained in an applicable seller services agreement.
There are no additional fees for using Multi-Country Inventory. You pay standard FBA Fulfillment Fees provided you are in stock at the fulfillment center in the marketplace where the order is placed.