Shipping Imports to Amazon FBA Warehouse

Shipping Imports to Amazon FBA Warehouse

Shipping Import to FBA Warehouse
Shipping Import to FBA Warehouse

All inventory shipped to Amazon fulfillment centers must meet any of the applicable requirements found in Amazon Inventory Requirements help section.

Importer of Record

An Importer of Record (IOR) is required for merchandise entering the United States. The IOR is responsible for: (1) ensuring the imported goods comply with local laws and regulations, (2) filing a completed duty entry and associated documents, and (3) paying the assessed import duties and other taxes on those goods.

Amazon, including our fulfillment centers, will not act as an IOR for any shipment of FBA inventory. This applies to shipments of any size or value, regardless of origin and product.

Non-Resident Importers

Entry of goods into the United States may be made by a non-resident (foreign) IOR. To become a non-resident IOR, please contact

Customs Brokers

We are the licensed Customs brokers can help you to prepare and file the necessary customs entries, arrange for the payment of duties owed, arrange for the release goods from CBP custody, and otherwise represent importers in customs matters.

Please contact us in advance of shipping any inventory in order to understand duties, shipping costs and requirements.

Shipping Documentation

An Amazon fulfillment center may be listed as the “deliver to” party on your shipping documentation. Here are some examples of how this should appear on the shipping documentation:
[Seller Legal Name] c/o FBA
1850 Mercer Drive
Lexington, KY 40511 USA
[Seller Legal Name] c/o FBA
500 McCarthy
Lewisberry, PA 17339 USA

Please ensure our contact information is included on the shipping documentation in case there are any questions regarding your shipment.

Ultimate Consignee

While Amazon will not act as the Importer of Record, Amazon may be listed as the Ultimate Consignee on your shipping documentation only if the name of the Amazon entity is followed by “in care of FBA.”

Remove FBA inventory

Amazon is currently unable to return inventory stored in Amazon fulfillment centers to an address outside of the United States. Furthermore, FBA does not currently support pick-up options for sellers at Amazon fulfillment centers. If you wish to have your inventory returned to you, please supply our warehouse address in the United States in the Create Removal Order form within Seller Central.