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List heavy and bulky products for FBA

From April 1, 2021, you will be able to use FBA to fulfill domestic orders for your heavy and bulky selection. In addition to other FBA benefits, FBA Heavy and Bulky products will benefit from 'Scheduled delivery' and 'Room of Choice delivery' services where available.

Some FBA services (such as Pan-European FBA and the European Fulfillment Network) are not currently available for FBA Heavy and Bulky products. You will need to ensure your products are correctly prepared and labelled for FBA Heavy and Bulky. To ensure you adhere to this program’s requirements, read the shipping heavy and bulky inventory to Amazon section of this Help page carefully before enrolling your products.

Both Prime and non-Prime customers can benefit from 'Scheduled delivery' and 'Room Of Choice' delivery options on FBA Heavy and Bulky products, dependent on their availability in each store. Customers selecting 'Scheduled delivery' can benefit from delivery slots as short as four hours, when this service is available. We inform customers when these services are available through Product detail page messages.

Product Eligibility

For a products to be considered FBA Heavy and Bulky, it must meet at least one of the following dimensions and weight criteria. Any inventory not meeting this criteria should be considered for Standard FBA:

  • >175cm Length (longest side)
  • >31.5kg Weight
  • >360cm Girth (Length + 2x Width + 2x Height)

FBA Heavy and bulky FBA also has maximum dimensions and weight limitations, which vary by store. You will not be able to create FBA shipments for products exceeding the maximum criteria, and any attempt to deliver such products will result in inventory being refused at the fulfillment center. Refer to the following table for the maximum dimensions and weight criteria in your store.

Store UK DE FR IT ES
Length Min: 175cm Min: 175cm Min: 175cm Min: 175cm Min: 175cm
Max: 300cm Max: 300cm Max : 300cm Max: 300cm Max: 300cm
Weight Min: 31.5kg Min: 31.5kg Min: 31.5kg Min: 31.5kg Min: 31.5kg
Max: 140kg Max: 150kg Max: 300kg Max: 140kg Max: 120kg

Girth

(Length +2xWidth +2xHeight)

Min: 360cm Min: 360cm Min: 360cm Min: 360cm Min: 360cm

Max:

N/A

Max:

N/A

Max: 662cm Max: 800cm Max: 800cm

Before listing products for Fulfillment by Amazon, it is important to know what is suitable for our fulfillment process and what is unsuitable. For more information on product requirements and restrictions, go to FBA product restrictions.

Important: All FBA products must be packaged in a single carton. Multi-box products are not eligible for FBA.

Product Enrollment

To enroll products in FBA Heavy and Bulky, follow standard FBA enrollment process. To ensure FBA Heavy and Bulky products are routed to the correct fulfillment centers, submit accurate dimensions and weight information in Seller Central for all products before enrollment.

Important: The FBA Heavy and Bulky program is a domestic fulfillment program. To use FBA Heavy and Bulky in different Amazon stores, you need to create a distinct offer (FNSKU) per store and send your inventory directly to each country. FBA Heavy and Bulky offers that are created for fulfillment to other countries via the European Fulfillment Network will be removed by Amazon. If you are using Build International Listings to automatically create offers in other stores, use this guide to Exclude offers or products from a target marketplace.

Program Fees

FBA Heavy and Bulky fees follow the same pay-per-use structure as standard FBA.

The fulfillment fees for this program are as follows:

Product Weight UK DE FR IT ES
0-20kg £11.58 € 14.49 € 16.37 € 12.61 € 15.38
20-40kg £15.23 € 21.07 € 23.23 € 16.22 € 21.57
40-60kg £40.40 € 50.96 € 39.28 € 18.64 € 29.99
Per additional kg >60kg £0.24 € 0.25 € 0.32 € 0.43 € 0.43

Sellers will pay a minimum referral fee of £15/€15 for each product sold via Heavy and bulky FBA, in addition to FBA fees. To view typical referral fees for all stores and product categories, which are calculated as a percentage of the total sales price, go to Selling on Amazon fee schedule.

For Example: A product from the large appliances category sold by a seller in the UK is typically subject to a referral fee of 7.14%. If the total sales price is £100, the referral fee would typically total £7.14. However, a seller fulfilling this products via FBA Heavy and Bulky would be charged a £15 referral fee for this product.

For all other fee types such as storage, removal and disposal, FBA Heavy and Bulky products are treated in the same way as oversize products. For more information, go to FBA pricing.

All fees are exclusive of VAT and other taxes that are payable by the seller.

Fulfillment Fee example

FBA Heavy and Bulky (local fulfillment fees)

Armchair

Dimensions: 88 cm x 82 cm x 104 cm (0.75 m3 = 26.502 ft3)

Unit weight: 32 kg

Product size tier: Heavy bulky 20-40 kg

April 1, 2021, and after

UK (£) DE (€) FR (€) IT (€) ES (€)
Fulfillment fee £15.23 € 21.07 € 23.23 € 16.22 € 21.57

Heavy bulky (local fulfilment fees)

Fridge Freezer

Dimensions: 60 cm x 67 cm x 185 cm (0.744 m3 = 26.264 ft3)

Unit weight: 59 kg

Product size tier: Heavy bulky 40-60 kg

April 1, 2021 and after

UK (£) DE (€) FR (€) IT (€) ES (€)
Fulfillment fee £40.40 € 50.96 € 39.28 € 18.64 € 29.99

Shipping weight equals your unit's weight plus our packaging weight. The shipping weight total is rounded up to the nearest 1 g. The examples above are only a guide in evaluating FBA.

Shipping heavy and bulky inventory to Amazon

FBA Heavy and Bulky has some different preparation requirements to standard FBA. Failure to comply with FBA Heavy and Bulky requirements may result in the refusal of inventory at the Amazon fulfillment center, disposal or return of inventory, blocking of future deliveries to the fulfillment center, or charges for non-compliance. Share these requirements with your carrier or supplier, to ensure that they are fully understood and adhered to.

Important: FBA Heavy and Bulky products are not eligible for the FBA prep service or the FBA label service, so you must ensure all products meet the FBA packaging requirements and Preparation guidelines before they arrive at a fulfillment center.

• All individual SKU products must be contained within a single package. Amazon does not accept products requiring assembly of multiple separate pieces at our dock.

• FBA Heavy and Bulky products must Use an Amazon barcode to track inventory, and are not eligible for Commingled inventory with the manufacturer barcode. If you already have FBA offers created with manufacturer barcode settings, you can change to Amazon barcode by creating a new FBA offer. Amazon barcoded offers generate an FNSKU code that starts with ‘X’.

• To avoid rejected deliveries, ensure your carrier is aware of the Pallet, Bill of Lading and Vehicle requirements for Arranging for an LTL or Truck Load Delivery to Amazon. To check specific vehicle restrictions for each fulfilment center, go to EU FC addresses and delivery specifications.

• FBA Heavy and Bulky products do not require palletisation if they are below a certain weight threshold. This varies per country, refer to table below. Products above this threshold can only be delivered unpalletised if the products are clampable, and clearly marked as clampable using a logo on the carton (see picture below).

• When inbounding loose-loaded goods, ask your carrier to inform us in advance by leaving a comment in the Carrier Central appointment booking. If the products are clampable, leave a comment saying "clampable loose loaded". If products are not clampable, leave a comment saying "non-clampable loose loaded".

Product Type Palletisation Options
Clampable products
  1. Clampable products do not require palletisation if they are clearly marked with the clampable logo on the carton, regardless of product weight.
  2. Products that are not clampable require palletisation if they exceed the following weight thresholds: (UK 25kg, DE 40kg, FR 25kg, IT 50kg, ES 22kg).

120cm-140cm

Length (Longest Side)


  1. Palletise the product on a standard 1000x1200mm (UK) or 800x1200mm (EU) pallet with a maximum overhang of 200mm.
  2. Bind two standard pallets together, ensuring they are attached securely on the shortest side (which should face the rear end of the vehicle). The longest side of the product should be placed horizontally on the pallets.
  3. Use an oversized pallet robust enough to withstand the load during transportation and enable safe unloading.
140cm-175cm Length (Longest Side)
  1. Bind two standard pallets together, ensuring they are attached securely on the shortest side (which should face the rear end of the vehicle). The longest side of the product should be placed horizontally on the pallets.
  2. Use an oversized pallet robust enough to withstand the load during transportation and enable safe unloading.

175cm-240cm

Length (Longest Side)

1. Bind two standard pallets together, ensuring they are attached securely on the shortest side (which should face the rear end of the vehicle). The longest side of the product should be placed horizontally on the pallets.

>240cm

Length (Longest Side)

1. If one sellable unit cannot fit on a binded pallet, do not palletise the product. The product must be clampable and clearly marked with a clampable logo on the carton. Products of this length that are not clampable will be subject to rejection.
Important: When binding pallets, they must be bound on the shortest side and on both edges. Use a solid plastic or metal strap to bind them, applied with a strapping machine. The strap must ensure the two pallets can be handled without any risk of detachment.

FAQ

Where can I learn more about the delivery services for FBA Heavy and Bulky products?

For additional information about the delivery of FBA Heavy and Bulky products in your store, go to UK, DE, FR, IT, ES

How do I create FBA Heavy and Bulky shipments in Seller Central?

The Shipment creation process is exactly the same as standard FBA, and Seller Central will route heavy and bulky inventory automatically during the Shipment Creation Workflow. To ensure this operates as intended, you must ensure the dimensions and weight for all FBA Heavy and Bulky products are accurately entered in Seller Central.

Are FBA Heavy and Bulky products eligible for the European Fulfilment Network (EFN) or Pan European FBA program?

No. FBA Heavy and Bulky is a domestic fulfillment program. To use the FBA Heavy and Bulky in different Amazon Stores, you need to create a distinct offer (FNSKU) per store and send your inventory directly to each country.

Are FBA Heavy and Bulky products eligible for the FBA Liquidations program?

Yes. Value-recovery services are available for FBA Heavy and Bulky products. You can use Outlet deals, Liquidation or International returns for your overstock or damaged inventory stored in Amazon’s European fulfilment network.

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