Amazon Global Logistics

Discover our global ocean freight

With Amazon Global Logistics, you can ship ocean cargo from China directly to the Amazon fulfillment network in the US, UK, and EU.1

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Receive up to an 8% discount

Set up your profile today and get up to an 8% discount on your ocean freight bookings for 60 days after onboarding.
Available with either Fast Ocean or Standard Ocean freight transportation
Available exclusively for new FBA sellers when they create a profile with Amazon Global Logistics
Terms and conditions may vary. Please review applicable discount with the sales team at the time of booking.

Why Amazon Global Logistics?

Amazon Global Logistics is a door-to-door ocean freight transportation program. It’s part of a fully automated set of services we call Supply Chain by Amazon. With Amazon Global Logistics, you can ship inventory directly from China to Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) and Amazon Warehousing and Distribution (AWD) with reduced landed costs and competitive rates.

Our pricing includes services for each step of the supply chain journey, including pickup at origin, export declaration, cross-border ocean freight transportation, destination customs clearance, and delivery to Amazon fulfillment centers or warehousing facilities. Plus, conveniently book, pay, and track shipments right in Seller Central.
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Ship directly to Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)
Deliver your cargo faster by shipping from your origin warehouse directly to Amazon fulfillment centers in the US, UK, and EU. Send your FBA inventory with fewer stops, resulting in shorter lead times and faster replenishment. Learn more about FBA
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Ship to Amazon Warehousing and Distribution (AWD)
Ship to AWD is a streamlined service for cross-border transportation, customs clearance, storage, and auto-replenishment to Amazon fulfillment centers. It’s an integrated, low-cost bulk storage solution to help you stay in stock with FBA. Currently, Ship to AWD is available for shipments from China to the US. Learn more about AWD
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Lower your FBA inventory costs
Lower your FBA inventory-management costs with more efficient logistics, book freight transportation at competitive rates, and reduce the number of logistics providers you coordinate with.
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Conveniently book and track shipments
Book and manage logistics from Seller Central. Compare ocean freight options, book shipments, and track cargo all in one place. Receive updates on your shipping status, track notifications, and monitor customs clearance.

Ship the right volume for your business

Full container load (FCL)
Maximize space and optimize costs with an FCL shipment. With FCL, you use the entire container, allowing you to ship a wider variety of cargo types and sizes. You can also take advantage of efficient transit times with less handling.
Less-than-container load (LCL)
Amazon consolidates your LCL shipments with inventory from other Amazon sellers and ships directly to fulfillment centers to save you time at your destination. By sharing a container, you can ship the right amount of inventory without having to wait to fill an entire container.
Our primary shipping method out of China is now Amazon Global Logistics. It's saved us more time and money in the past year than all of our other integrations combined.
James JunSpigen, Inc.

Optimize your inventory placement in the US

Ship ocean freight to Amazon fulfillment centers

Amazon Global Logistics can optimize the placement of your inventory using our integrated network of facilities and warehouses in China and the US.
Amazon Managed Placement
Lower your costs by shipping large bulky and standard inventory as consolidated shipments. We’ll provide the fastest entry into the Amazon network from your destination port, and we’ll split and optimize your inventory placement across multiple US fulfillment centers with no FBA inbound placement service costs. Use Amazon Managed Placement for LCL or FCL shipments using our Standard Ocean and Fast Ocean services.
Minimal shipment splits
Ship large bulky or standard inventory of the same sort type to a single Amazon fulfillment center in the US, getting it closer to your destination port and customers. If you ship containers with lower unit densities, minimal shipment splits can help lower FBA costs. Use minimal shipment splits for LCL or FCL shipments using our Standard Ocean and Fast Ocean services. Minimal shipment splits incur FBA inbound placement service costs.
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GSM Sales

“With Amazon Global Logistics, we’ve been able to spend less time worrying about logistics and more time focusing on our products.”

Steele Reynolds
CEO

Ship ocean freight to Amazon warehousing facilities

Ship to AWD to enjoy an integrated, low-cost bulk storage solution that helps you stay in stock with FBA. We transport your FCL and LCL shipments from origin to an AWD facility in the US and automatically replenish your FBA inventory when it runs low. We send inventory to the right fulfillment centers to increase the potential for same-day and next-day delivery speeds for both FBA and Multi-Channel Fulfillment (MCF). FBA inbound placement service costs do not apply when inventory is received from AWD. Contact us for more information.

Ship ocean freight to Amazon fulfillment centers in the UK and EU

Ship inventory of the same sort type to a single Amazon fulfillment center in the UK or EU. Send LCL or FCL shipments using our Standard Ocean service.
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Center Trading

“Amazon Global Logistics just makes your shipping process easier and faster.”

Anton Kirichok
Co-Founder

Transportation products

Use our Standard Ocean freight for a cost-effective shipping option, or Fast Ocean freight for a faster, yet still cost-efficient shipping option compared to other transportation modes, such as air freight. Plus, ship direct to Amazon fulfillment centers.
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Standard Ocean Freight
Need the most cost-effective mode when shipping from China to the US, UK, or EU? Ship via full container load (FCL) or less than a container load (LCL). With both shipment types, you have the option of floor loading cargo or shipping by pallets.
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Fast Ocean Freight
Looking for a faster, but still economical shipping mode for frequent replenishment? Ship via our expedited ocean freight for faster transit times compared to Standard Ocean when shipping to the US, while saving costs compared to air freight.

Additional benefits

Floor load cargo
By floor loading cargo, we place inventory directly in the container without pallets or other packaging. This allows you to maximize container space and lower costs.
Customs clearance
International shipping can be tricky. We provide customs brokers to expedite customs clearance.
Logistics services
To simplify your supply chain, we offer optional logistics services, including drayage, cargo pick-up, palletization, and labeling.
Amazon Global Logistics is a really price competitive and convenient program. We plan to switch 95% of our shipments to AGL as it's so convenient and safe.
Petar UragacevAPV Trade Solution LTD

Get started with Amazon Global Logistics

Step 1

Set up Amazon Global Logistics account

Set up your Amazon Global Logistics account on Seller Central. Already an FBA seller and ready to ship with Amazon Global Logistics? Create profile. New to Amazon? Sign up to sell on Amazon.
Step 2

Complete the onboarding process

Set up a payment method, provide your importer of record (IOR) details, and upload the required documents.
Step 3

Book and track your shipment

Book your shipment from origin directly to an Amazon fulfillment center. Book shipment using the Send/replenish inventory workflow. Track your shipment to the fulfillment center.
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We can get the quote and ETA directly from Amazon Seller Central, which saved us a lot of waiting time comparing with other forwarders.
Kelly LiEinstein Associates, LLC

Frequently Asked Questions

In what countries does Amazon Global Logistics offer shipping services?
We currently ship from mainland China and Hong Kong to the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.
What freight services are offered by Amazon Global Logistics?
Amazon Global Logistics offers Standard Ocean FCL and LCL, and Fast Ocean FCL and LCL. We offer end-to-end solutions including local pickup, palletization, labeling, cargo insurance service, and customs clearance at origin and destination.
What are the benefits of shipping cross-border with Amazon Global Logistics?
You can ship directly from mainland China and Hong Kong to US, UK, and EU fulfillment centers and reduce your landed costs, or ship directly to an AWD facility in the US. With either option, you enjoy a streamlined, end-to-end shipping experience from cargo pickup at the origin to shipment to the Amazon network.
When using Amazon Managed Placement, do I need to split my purchase orders?
No. You will not be required to split purchase orders for multiple destinations. Amazon Global Logistics will manage your inventory end-to-end. Your inventory will be optimized for multiple destinations and your shipments will not be subject to FBA inbound placement service costs. Our rates include shipping cross-border and placement at destination.
Are there any shipping requirements when using Amazon Managed Placement?
Yes. When using Amazon Managed Placement, no more than 2,000 cartons can be shipped per 40-foot container, and no more than 1,000 cartons can be shipped per 20-foot container. At least 4 cartons must be shipped per ASIN, and ASINs and sort types cannot be mixed in a single carton.

Ensure that your Amazon Managed Placement purchase orders are shipped using the Amazon Managed Placement service option, and that your containers are shipped to the same coast in the original shipping plan in Seller Central.
Are there any potential disadvantages for using minimal shipment splits instead of Amazon Managed Placement?
If your inventory is low unit density per container, single inbound placement could have a lower FBA inbound cost per shipment.
Does Amazon Global Logistics handle import clearance?
Yes, we provide customs brokers to expedite customs clearance at the origin and the destination.
Will Amazon Global Logistics pick up cargo from my location or supplier’s location?
Yes, we offer a service to pick up cargo from your or your supplier’s location at the origin. Please select this service when booking.
What are the benefits of floor loading cargo?
By floor loading ocean cargo, inventory is placed directly in the container without pallets or other packaging. Some of the benefits can include; maximization of container space, improved cost-efficiency, time saving, and increased flexibility of cargo types.
Do you offer palletization service?
Yes. You can select this service when booking.
How do I start onboarding?
Start using Amazon Global Logistics in Seller Central by following these steps:
  1. Enroll in Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)
  2. Create an Amazon Global Logistics profile in Seller Central
  3. Set up payment method
  4. Set up your importer of record to expedite customs clearance
  5. Create and track your shipment
How do I create a booking with Amazon Global Logistics?
Once you complete your Amazon Global Logistics profile and receive approvals for your importer of record, you are ready to start shipping. Use the Send/replenish inventory workflow to book your shipment.
How can I track my shipments?
Once your booking is complete, you can track your shipments online on our simple, user-friendly Seller Central or Shipper Central portal to final delivery.
How can I reach customer support?
Once you onboard with us, our customer support team can be reached in the portal for any questions on your account and shipments.

Start shipping global ocean freight

Amazon Global Logistics requires enrollment in Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). If you are already an FBA seller, contact us to get started.
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1Requires enrollment in Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program- Minimum SP monthly budget of 100 $│£│€