By default, when you create a shipping plan, your shipment may be divided into multiple shipments, each directed to a different receive center or fulfillment center (referred to as distributed inventory placement). The fulfillment centers are selected based on the products you're shipping and where you are shipping from. By having your inventory spread across multiple fulfillment centers across the country, customers who buy your product may receive it faster than they would if your inventory was located farther away.
To better spread your products, Amazon may route your shipment through a receive center, which receives units and then reships them to other fulfillment centers in our network. Your products are available for sale as soon as we successfully receive them at any of our receive centers or fulfillment centers. Units that are being reshipped to other fulfillment centers are available for customers to buy, but customers may be shown a future ship date if no other units are available for immediate fulfillment.
You can sign up for the Inventory Placement Service and send all of your eligible inventory to a single receive center or fulfillment center (see the Inventory placement exceptions section below). When the shipment arrives, it is split up and sent to different fulfillment centers for you. A per-item service fee applies.
When you use the Inventory Placement Service, the destination receive center or fulfillment center is determined by Amazon. You cannot choose the receive center or fulfillment center to which you send your shipment. The destination chosen by Amazon may vary from shipment to shipment.
To change your inventory placement settings:
If you sign up for the Inventory Placement Service, most of your standard-size items will be directed to a single receive center or fulfillment center. However, items in the following categories may be directed to a different receive center or fulfillment center even if you use the Inventory Placement Service:
|Standard size (per item)|
|1 lb or less||$0.30|
|Over 2 lb||$0.40 + $0.10/lb above the first 2 lb|
|Oversize (per item)|
|5 lb or less||$1.30|
|Over 5 lb||$1.30 + $0.20/lb above the first 5 lb|
Your participation in this service is subject to the FBA Inventory Placement Service Terms and Conditions.