Fulfillment by Amazon

Fulfillment by Amazon lets you store your inventory and fulfill your orders from an Amazon.com fulfillment center.

Activate Fulfillment by Amazon

Note

Shopify's built-in Fulfillment by Amazon integration is available only in the United States, excluding APO and FPO addresses. Fulfillment by Amazon requires third-party app integration to ship orders internationally.

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Settings, and then click Shipping.

  2. In the Dropshipping and fulfillment section, click Add dropshipping service if you haven't activated a service yet. If you've already added a service and want to add another, then click Manage services instead.

  3. On the Fulfillment and dropshipping page, find the Fulfillment by Amazon section and then click Activate:

    Activate amazon

  4. Set up a new account with Amazon, or enter your existing credentials into the fields. After you've activated Fulfillment by Amazon, you should add Amazon's shipping rates to your own shipping settings.

Set shipping rates for Fulfillment by Amazon

After you've activated Fulfillment by Amazon, you need to create new Amazon shipping rates in your Shopify admin. These appear to your customers at checkout.

Amazon offers the following shipping options:

  • Standard Shipping
  • Expedited Shipping
  • Priority Shipping

For each of your shipping zones, you must add separate shipping rates that match each of these Amazon shipping options.

When setting your shipping rates, you might want to take a look at Amazon's fulfillment rates to help you decide what to charge.

Make sure that you:

  • create a separate rate for each Amazon shipping option
  • copy the name of the Amazon shipping option (like Standard Shipping, Expedited Shipping, or Priority Shipping) into the Shipping rate name field
  • set the Criteria to Based on order weight, not price.

If your shipping rates are set up incorrectly, then you might get an error while fulfilling an order through Amazon. If you notice this error, return to your shipping rates, and make sure they match the criteria listed above.

If you want to markup your shipping rates to cover Amazon's fulfillment fees, then you can add weight and price information to reflect Amazon's Fulfillment Fees for Multi-Channel Fulfillment Orders.

Configure products for Fulfillment by Amazon

Note

Make sure you've activated Fulfillment by Amazon and added their shipping rates before you configure your products.

The procedure for configuring your products varies slightly depending on whether you are:

Configuring new products for Fulfillment by Amazon

To configure a new product for Fulfillment by Amazon:

  1. When you’re adding a new product, scroll down to the Shipping section of the Add a product page.
  2. Select Amazon Marketplace Web from the Fulfillment service drop-down menu.
  3. In the Inventory section, select Amazon Marketplace Web tracks this variant's inventory from the Inventory policy drop-down menu.

    Note

    You can set your inventory to be tracked by Shopify, but it is recommended you select Amazon to make sure correct inventory levels for your fulfillment and dropshipping service.

  4. Make sure that you've entered exact values in the Weight and SKU fields. These must match the values you used for your Fulfillment by Amazon product list. In Amazon the SKU is called Seller SKU or Merchant SKU (MSKU).

  5. When you're done, click Save product.

Configuring existing products for Fulfillment by Amazon

To configure your products for Fulfillment by Amazon:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Products (or press G P P):

    Products

  2. Click the name of the product you want to enable fulfillment for.

  3. In the Shipping section, select Amazon Marketplace Web from the Fulfillment service drop-down menu.

  4. In the Inventory section, select Amazon Marketplace Web tracks this variant's inventory from the Inventory policy drop-down menu.

  5. Make sure that you've entered correct values in the Weight and SKU fields. These must match the values you used for your Fulfillment by Amazon product list. In Amazon the SKU is called Seller SKU or Merchant SKU (MSKU).

  6. When you're done, click Save.

Tip

If you have many products to edit, then you might want to use the bulk editor or export your products as a .csv file.

Initiate order fulfillment with Fulfillment by Amazon

A fulfillment service will not ship an item for you until you mark the order as fulfilled from your Shopify admin.

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