Delivering Products to Amazon FBA (Canada and the United States)

Speedy Air Cargo can help take the confusion away and helps you eliminate unnecessary shipping costs when delivering cargo to any of the FBA in Canada and US. Inventory from around the world (such as China, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and more) can be shipped via our warehouses to Amazon fulfillment centres across Canada and US. To effectively assist you to import your inventory to Canadian FBA, Amazon has provided the following guidelines. Please check that all inventories sent to fulfillment centres meet the “FBA Shipping to Amazon” guidelines in the Seller portal.

Speedy Air Cargo will do most of the work of shipping and customs for your with both ocean and air freight options.

Logistic Steps

  • EXW, we pick up the products or FOB, the factory delivers the products to our local warehouse.
  • We arrange the products’ freight to your destination country and deal with all import taxes and paperwork.
  • After destination customs release, we hand the stock over to the Amazon partnered couriers who book them into the FBA warehouses.
Logistic Steps

Here are more details:

Importer of Record

An Importer of Record (IOR) is required for all merchandise and products entering Canada and US. Amazon, including their fulfillment centres, will not act as an IOR for any shipment of FBA inventory. This includes shipments of any size or value, regardless of origin and product. You may not leave this field blank; this may result in the shipment being refused and returned to the shipper.

IOR responsibilities

  • Ensuring that the imported goods comply with local laws and regulations
  • Filing a completed duty entry and associated documents
  • Paying the assessed import duties and other taxes on those goods

The Importer of Record is also responsible for complying with all applicable export and import laws and for ensuring that the goods comply with local laws and regulations.

For example:
You may not import prohibited or restricted items without all required permits and authorizations.
The import of certain agricultural products, food products, alcohol, plants and seeds, fish and wildlife products and medication into Canada may be prohibited or restricted.

When you are working with Speedy Air Cargo, we will assist you in understanding how to meet these requirements and to deal with the customs paperwork.

Non-Resident Importers

Entry of goods into the United States and Canada may be made by a non-resident (foreign) IOR. To become a non-resident IOR, please contact us for more details.

Duties, Taxes and Shipping Costs

Please keep in mind, Amazon will not be accountable for or pay any duties, taxes, or shipping costs associated with FBA inventory. All shipments are required to use Delivered Duty Paid (DDP). Please refer to our shipping definitions page:
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Any shipment arriving at an Amazon fulfillment centre with collect charges, including any duties, taxes or shipping costs, will be refused. Speedy Air Cargo will take care of all the monetary obligations regarding the delivery of your products to Amazon and eliminate this issue for your company.

Shipping Documentation

An Amazon fulfillment centre may be listed as the "deliver to" party on your shipping documentation.
Here are some examples of how this should appear on the shipping documentation:
To: C/O FBA Program 6363 Millcreek Drive (The City of) Mississauga Ontario, Canada L5N 1L8 Owner: (Seller Name)
To: [Seller Legal Name] c/o FBA 500 McCarthy Lewisberry, PA 17339 USA

Ultimate Consignee (United States only)

While Amazon will not act as the Importer of Record, they may be listed as the Ultimate Consignee on your shipping documentation only if the name of the Amazon entity is followed by "in care of FBA."

Please contact Speedy Air Cargo for more details

Our Role in Delivering Your Imported Products to Amazon Fulfillment Centers

When you want to send goods to the Amazon fulfillment center it is in your best interest to hire an experienced Freight Forwarder. Amazon will not act as an Exporter of Record (EOR) or Importer of Record (IOR) for any goods that are sent to the fulfillment center.

We are responsible for all aspects of the export and import processes, which include the following:

  • Ensure that the imported goods and products conform to local rules and regulations
  • Arrange and prepay customs import duties, fees and taxes on goods
  • Answer all possible queries from Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and US CBP Customs and Border Control
  • Obtain and assist in filling export and import documents
  • Take responsibilities for non-conformance to local import rules
  • Keep detailed record of supporting documents for current clients
  • Help connect your company to other local professional services as required

Some of the items that are on the restricted or prohibited list include certain alcohol, medications, agricultural products, plants and seeds and wildlife products.

Final Notes

Speedy Air Cargo will play an important role when sending goods to the (FBA) Amazon fulfillment center in Canada and the United States. We will act as your representative in Canada. We will help your company deal with the legal and accounting requirements regarding export and import of the goods. Speedy Air Cargo will take care of your shipments.

At Speedy Air Cargo, we have a team of expert professionals who can take care of all your shipping needs. To talk to one of our team members, you can click here.

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