Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) preparation service

A One-Stop Solution

If you’re looking for a single provider who can take care of your FBA preparation process – arranging freight from the factory door, importing into the UK/EU, clearing goods, settling VAT and duty, receiving stock, quality-inspecting, relabelling, and dispatching to Amazon – we have the solution. In fact, we are the only vertically-integrated provider with the range of services designed to make the process of sourcing, selling, and fulfilling orders through multiple channels easy and cost-effective.

What’s more, our clients have typically made logistics cost-savings in excess of 15% simply by collaborating with a single-service partner. Whether you are sending a carton or container of stock into FBA, we can provide a solution that’s designed specifically for you.

An End-to-End Service

We have a network of international agents who can arrange the exit and freight of goods into the UK (for those who are buying stock Free on Board or Ex-Works) in the most economic carton, LCL, or FCL quantities. Once your consignment arrives at a UK port, we will immediately clear the goods by filling the relevant paperwork with the shipping line and border authority before settling all VAT and duty amounts using our HMRC deferment facility.

In less than 48 hours, your stock will be transported to one of our warehouses for devanning and inspection. Of particular interest for FBA merchants is the clarity of labelling and the integrity of packaging, so any non-compliant items are immediately quarantined for rework or return.

Upon completion of breakdown, the units of sale are prepared for bagging, wrapping, and labelling; requirements often include the application of FNSKU, expiry dates, and safety notices such as suffocation warnings and CE tags. We then proceed to repack items into shipping cartons and organise shipping via Amazon’s nominated shipping provider – UPS or a road freight haulier for palletised deliveries.

If you need to defer delivery into Amazon or if you’re working on a ‘just-in-time’ basis, we provide storage and fulfil orders – both short- and long-term – through other necessary channels as well.

A Local Returns Centre

Amazon merchants are required to have a return address based in the country of sale, and failure to comply with Amazon’s strict rules and regulations may result in the refusal of inventory. This can be an issue for international sellers who are trying to tap into overseas markets – but fear not; we can provide a domiciling service and act as your product returns centre in the UK, processing incoming items for resale, rework, or indefinite quarantine if there’s a quality-related issue.

We’re here to help you take full advantage of FBA and expand your brand reach, so work with a logistics partner that you can trust. Here at Exact Abacus, we have your shipment, customs, and FBA preparation under control, so you can free up more time to focus on other tasks. For more information, simply get in touch.

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