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What Is an Amazon Fulfillment Center & How Does It Work?


An Amazon fulfillment center is an Amazon warehouse where incoming orders are received, stored, packed and shipped out to customers. Sellers who use FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon) store their inventory at Amazon’s fulfillment centers. Sellers that sell through Amazon’s platform must conform to Amazon’s standards for packing and shipping products.

Amazon fulfillment centers receive, pack, ship, provide customer service, and handle returns on behalf of FBA sellers.

FBA fulfillment fees are dependent upon the package dimensions, shipping weight, and number of units. To find a full breakdown, please visit Amazon’s Pricing page for sellers.

In order to use an Amazon fulfillment center for your business, you must create an Amazon seller account, and send products to Amazon through your account. Our Amazon FBA course goes into avid detail on how to set this up.

You can ship your products to an Amazon fulfillment center after you’ve selected a shipping plan, packed your products, and from there you can send them to the fulfillment centers that Amazon designates (using a carrier of your choice).

For a complete list of Amazon fulfillment centers, please visit this Wikipedia page.