Amazon cut EU delivery times by 3-5 days
Amazon have upped the ante on cross border trade making more than 1 million products stored in the FBA warehouses available to overseas customers with a Two-Day Delivery.
Up until now, products stored in Amazon’s European fulfilment centres outside the UK have been available to order on Amazon UK with a delivery time of between 3-7 days. Amazon have announced improvements and innovations in their cross border delivery network to speed deliveries up and by the end of the year the number of products available on a Two-Day Delivery is expected to rise to 3 million.
The Two-Day Delivery service for products stored outside the UK is available at no charge for Amazon Prime customers. For those customers without an Amazon Prime subscription, the cost is £5.99 per delivery for Media items, £3.95 for Clothing, Shoes and Bags and £7.99 per delivery for all other eligible items, regardless of the number of eligible items included on a single order.
This means that UK customers can order products stored in Amazon’s European fulfilment centers and receive them within two days. Equally the good news for UK merchants who have products stored in UK FBA is that that customers in Germany and France will likewise be able to receive their products the UK on a Two-Day delivery. In addition customers in Spain and Italy can enjoy 2-3 day delivery from FBA.
“This is another significant step towards what Amazon believes providing the best customer offering across Europe should look like,” said Xavier Garambois, Vice President Retail, Amazon EU Sàrl. “Our long standing goal has been to offer an unrivalled service for customers regardless of where they are based in the EU and the systems that we have created to deliver to any customer, in any EU country from any of our 25 European fulfilment centres continue to improve.”
What do you need to do to get speedy delivery for your products to EU customers? Simply place them into Amazon FBA and make them available for purchase to EU customers. That’s it, Amazon will take care of the rest.