If you have stock to send into Amazon FBA, it might be worth holding off and scheduling your shipment for next week. Starting on the 12th of April 2022, Amazon say that you will be able to benefit from an average 20% fee reduction, when booking eligible shipments via the Amazon Partnered Carrier programme.
The 20% fee reduction will apply only to domestic UK shipments. For example, Amazon Partnered Carrier Parcel shipments with UPS, from a UK shipping address to an UK fulfilment centre. The final fee may vary depending on the quantity, dimensions and weight of the boxes, and the rate applied.
How to use Amazon Partnered Carrier programme
- Select Amazon or partnered carrier in the shipment creation workflow.
- Once you enter the details of your delivery, you will receive an estimate of the delivery charges.
- Before accepting the delivery charges, carefully review either the Amazon Inbound Transportation Services terms and conditions (if using Amazon DHL-managed service), or the Amazon Partnered Carrier terms and conditions, and the carrier terms and conditions (if using UPS), as applicable.
- Click on Accept charges.
- After you have completed your delivery, contact your carrier to schedule the pick-up. Alternatively, you can take the package to a local carrier’s pickup centre.
Shipping charges are based on the dimensions and weight of the parcels or pallets, the address where the shipment originated and the destination fulfilment centre. The estimated cost of these charges will be subject to adjustment if Amazon or the carrier determines that the actual weight or dimensions of the package are different from the weight or dimensions provided by you.
It’s wroth noting that FBA units must be packaged according to requirements from Amazon and your carrier. You’ll find the Amazon Packaging and Prep requirements here.