To set up international shipping with Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA):
- Visit your Seller Central page, select Settings, and click on Fulfillment by Amazon.
- Find Export Settings and click Edit.
- Select FBA Export and create an e-signature when prompted. Finalise the new account by clicking Submit.
When you sign up for FBA Export, Amazon will identify which products within your inventory will be eligible for international shipping.
Like standard Fulfillment by Amazon, you will be required to send your inventory to an Amazon warehouse. Then the Amazon staff will fulfil any international orders that you receive. They will pack and ship your orders to international addresses on your behalf.
Preparing and shipping international orders yourself
If you’d rather not use Amazon FBA and FBA Export, you have the option of shipping international orders yourself.
In this case, you’ll be responsible for housing inventory and choosing the appropriate international shipping provider that will be able to deliver your packages securely.
To include international shipping as an option to your customers:
- Head to the Seller Central page and select Settings.
- Click Edit in the Default Shipping section.
- Select International and/or International Expedited.
After establishing an e-commerce business with the help of Amazon, also consider signing up for an OFX Online Seller account, which could help you save up to 75%* on fees and margins when you bring your money home from abroad.
*Average savings based on a sample of published transaction fees for cross border payments provided by Amazon and PayPal dated 8.24.16. Quoted savings are not indicative of future savings. Occasionally, third-party banks may deduct a fee from your transfer before paying your recipient. This fee may vary and OFX receives no portion of it.
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