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FBA Prep and Ship

  • Simply send your products to us and we label, prep and package them up to ship to Amazon. 
  • Anything from small arbitrage items to large pallet shipments.

Transparent Pricing

  • From as little as 38p per item for prep or just £4 per box if you require forwarding alone.
  • Bulk discounts available and we tailor our service to suit your needs.

Automated Arbitrage

  • Try our unique Automated Arbitrage service
  • Get Arbitrage leads and product prep in a convenient , flexible monthly subscription


We are experienced Amazon sellers with extensive experience importing from China and exporting to the EU. We know how intimidating that first shipment can be so we’re here to help you every step of the way. We’ll work closely with you to ensure any customs procedures are handled smoothly, all prep work is done in line with amazon guidelines and we’ll keep you updated at every step of the way. Even if you’re a UK based seller we can save you the hassle of waiting in for goods to arrive and the time consuming labeling and prepping work.

We cover everything from simply taking your boxes and forwarding them on to Amazon right up to a full importing and customs clearance service. Here’s some examples of the services we can provide:

  • Receive and Forward boxes only
  • Inspect goods and forward only
  • labeling goods
  • Labeling and bagging
  • Shrink wrapping
  • Bundling
  • Importing and customs clearance

These are our most common requests but we understand every customer is different and we’ll be happy to discuss your specific requirements with you and tailor a service to meet your business needs.

Label and Ship

  • Our standard service. We inspect and label each item for you.
  • All amazon labels and inspection costs are included in the unit price.

Bagging and Labeling

  • For items which need bagging such as very small items, liquids or some beauty products.
  • If you’re unsure of what’s needed we will always ensure your products are compliant and won’t do more than what’s necessary.


  • We offer a full importing service from Port to Warehouse.
  • Act as your consignee and ensure all customs procedure run smoothly.
  • Ensure all customs duty and VAT payments are handled promptly so your goods don’t get held up.
  • Notify you of each step in the process for your piece of mind.

Why Choose FBA Ship?

  • We offer a comprehensive prep and ship service to get you selling and making money with FBA as soon as possible.
  • We can handle as much or as little as you like depending on your specific business need.
  • We can help and advise you throughout the process if needed.
  • We can free up your time to concentrate on sourcing products and growing your business.
  • We handle private label, wholesale as well as retail arbitrage orders.

Automated Arbitrage

Premium Arbitrage Subscriptions offering arbitrage leads lists, free prep allowance and all materials included in a convenient monthly fee.


150 items per month free prep
20 leads per week
FNSKU and shipping label printing
Top-Priority Shipping (48 hour target turnaround time)**
Express Same-Day Check in (For deliveries before 12pm)**
Includes all necessary prep work (within subscription allowance)
All prep materials including boxes (within subscription allowance)
£0.80 per item thereafter

£99 per month* 


75 items free prep
15 leads per week
High-Priority Shipping (Priority over non-subscriber arbitrage customers)
Includes all necessary prep work (within subscription allowance)
All prep materials including boxes (within subscription allowance)
£0.80 per item thereafter

£49 per month*

FBA Forward Service

If you’re an international seller looking to sell on Amazon UK or EU you can take advantage of Amazon’s fantastic European Fulfillment Network (EFN). Just export your goods to a single EU marketplace such as the UK and Amazon will fulfill your orders across Germany, France, Spain and Italy also.

However there are customs and VAT procedures to follow which are enough to put some sellers off (learn more).

Importer of Record

To clear customs it’s important to have a named person or company who will be responsible to ensure product compliance and that all duties are paid. This is called the Importer of Record and Amazon will NOT be responsible for your shipment so whatever you choose make sure you don’t list Amazon on any customs documents.

FBA Forward Service

From as little as £4 per box FBA Ship UK will provide you with a UK address for your UK customs procedures and help you through the whole customs payment process. We’ll even arrange pick-up from the Port of Landing if needed and then forward your goods safely on to FBA.

Contact us now for more information.

Inspection Service

FBA Inspection UK Service

We know how important happy customers are to your Amazon business and how every defective product can affect those all important seller metrics. We’ve designed our inspection service to alert you of any problems with your goods before they get shipped to Amazon’s warehouses.

Inspection is included as standard in all of our prep and label services and we also offer an inspect only service for just 2op per item. This is an ideal cost-effective solution for sellers who don’t need any other prep or labeling work done, but want some extra peace of mind that all is well with their shipments but they get forwarded for FBA.

Photographs and condition reports are provided as standard with all of our services.

FBA Ship UK intend to be as transparent as possible with our pricing structure, please check the pricing section for full details or get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Prep and Labeling

FBA Labeling Service

If you’ve been selling on Amazon for a while no doubt you know the most tedious part of the whole process is the seemingly endless bagging, tagging and labeling that comes with the job.

Not to mention a house full of boxes, packaging and bubble wrap.

FBA Ship UK can handle all of the prep work for you so you can relax and spend you’re time on more profitable activities like looking for new products to sell.

Whether you’re a UK seller looking to outsource all the prep work or an international seller who needs a UK prep service we can help. Once more every service listed below includes free inspection. We’ll check each unit for defects and take pictures where necessary to make sure your UK customers are satisfied. We understand the Amazon sales process and know how important performance metrics are to your business.

FBA Prep Services

  • Labeling –  We’ll stick a unique FNSKU Amazon label to each item ensuring all Amazon regulations are met.
  • Bagging – We’ll polybag any items which need bagging such as small items, plush toys or liquids.
  • Bundling – Let us combine your items into a neatly packaged bundle to your requirements.
  • Bubble Wrap – We can wrap your breakables or valuable inventory.
  • Inserts –  Send us your custom inserts and we’ll include them in your packaging. We can also arrange the printing in the UK if needed.

UK Prep Made Easy!!

Contact us now to find out more about what we can do for your Amazon business.

We’ll be happy to answer any of you’re questions or provide advice and support.

Importing to Amazon FBA UK and EU

Why Import to Amazon UK?

If you’re one of the many third party sellers enjoying success on Amazon US right now you’ve probably considered expanding your mini-empire internationally at some point. Considering how easy Amazon make it to showcase your products around the world it would be silly not to.

Amazon DE and UK make up two of Amazon’s three largest markets and once more, by exporting to any Amazon EU fulfillment center you can take advantage of Amazon’s fantastic European Fulfillment Network (EFN) shipping to customers across the EU.

Importing into the EU isn’t all plain sailing however so here’s a few key points importers should keep in mind.

Customs Duty

This is payable on imports of most goods whose value including shipping is over £135. The rate will differ depending on the class of goods and you can calculate the exact amount with this handy duty calculator or look for more detailed information from HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs).


This is maybe the hardest part of the process for foreign sellers to understand although if you’re familiar with sales tax in the US then you may have a head-start in figuring it all out. As a foreign seller you must register to pay VAT yourself as well as collect VAT from your customers on all sales. For the UK it’s a flat rate of 20% but it varies depending on the individual EU country. Once you register you’re responsible for filing VAT reports and issuing VAT receipts to customers.

At the point of entry into the EU you will pay Import VAT on the total value of your goods plus shipping.

You must also charge 20% VAT on any sales to customers in the UK which you will collect and pay to UK HMRC. This is added to the final sales price for example if you sell an item for £10 you will pay £2 of this to HMRC when you submit your taxes.

You will be able to claim back VAT paid in the UK, so for example, the 20% you paid upon arrival of your goods and the VAT you will be charged for Amazon’s services will be deducted from your total payment upon filing your VAT reports.

Click here for detailed UK GOV tax advice or find Amazon’s information here.

European Fulfillment Network (EFN)

Once you’ve registered for VAT and imported your goods to Amazon’s FBA fulfillment centres in the UK you can take advantage of the EFN which covers also Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Amazon will helpfully list your items on all the EU marketplaces and handle the European fulfillment for you allowing you to exponentially increase your sales.

Thankfully if you’re selling in the other EU countries you won’t have to go through the VAT process again in each individual country until your annual turnover exceeds the VAT Threshold for that country (eg: €100,000 for Germany). You simply charge the same rate for EU sales as you would for your UK ones. Once your turnover exceeds the threshold for the respective country then you will have to register in that country for VAT and charge the local rate.

Is it worth my while?

Whilst the potential rewards of selling across the EU with Amazon’s EFN are huge, you must look at the numbers carefully to ensure you can remain competitive after all your costs are taken into account. Check out the relevant FBA Profit Calculator to see your profit margins and remember the following considerations:

  • Import shipping fees.
  • Import duty which is usually around 2.5% or use the duty calculator for accuracy.
  • Take 20% off the final selling price to account for VAT.
  • Remember accounting fees if you’re going to use a specialist for your UK and EU VAT files.

You may decide to export your goods directly from the US to EU customers on Amazon however you must remember that your buyer will then become responsible for any duty and VAT. They may be unaware of this and so get a nasty shock when buying from you. Also the customer is going to have to pay an expensive premium so your volume is likely to be lower than if you fulfilled orders from the target country.

Step by Step to get started Importing to Amazon UK and Europe

  1. Register with HMRC to pay VAT and obtain a VAT number. It’s important you do this before you try to open an amazon seller account in the UK as you’ll be asked for your number upon registration. The certificate should be sent to you within 14 days.

  2. Next go ahead and register for your seller central account in the UK or chosen marketplace. You’ll need your tax information, such as an EIN for sellers in the US and a bank account in an amazon supported country and currency.

  3. Apply for your EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification) number here. You’ll need this on your import documents and to communicate with any EU customs officials.

  4. Now you’re ready to work with a freight forwarder to import your goods into Europe. Just be wary here that Amazon will not act as the consignee or importer of record for your goods. Any goods arriving with Amazon’s name on the declaration or with unpaid duty may be automatically returned to sender or held up in customs and incur heavy charges.

  5. Also remember to think through your returns policy as customers are not going to send goods back to the US or your home country. This can be taken care of by Amazon, however, then you have little control over what happens to your returned inventory.

So at the end of the day it’s up to you to decide what’s best for your business. Yes, there are hurdles to overcome but the potential rewards are massive for those who dare to take the plunge.

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