EFN – Europe Fulfilment Network

Amazon EFN: The Definition, The Advantages & Any Disadvantages

Are you starting on Amazon and looking for a fulfilment type to get the best out of FBA? Then the European Fulfilment Network (EFN) might be right for you. Allowing you to store in ONE country, but fulfilling order/s to wherever they are required, you can start to grow your online business. EFN allows you to store in ONE single country, with only ONE VAT number required.

A Brief Overview

EFN allows you the seller with an ‘Amazon European Marketplaces Account’, and are also registered for ‘Fulfilment by Amazon’ (FBA) to store your inventory in ONE of Amazon’s local Fulfilment Centres, which are all across Europe. Allowing you to fulfil orders coming from other European marketplaces from the same local inventory pool.

EFN makes simpler management of your inventory by keeping all inventory in ONE local pool, in ONE Fulfilment Centre, maximising your control and the flexibility of all your goods.

Your FBA inventory can then be listed for sale on all Amazon’s European Marketplaces using a single selling account. Orders received from these marketplaces will be fulfilled from the FBA inventory using Amazon’s fast and reliable EFN.

Quick Facts

Amazon FBA what is it?

With EFN you can store your products in different fulfilment centres within ONE country, then your local and cross-border orders will be fulfilled. This means that you can sell to all EU Marketplaces, even though you store your goods in ONE country.

When is it the right choice for me?

If you are a starting online business this is a great service from Amazon, it gives you the benefit of using Amazon’s fulfilment networks and you do not need to store your products in several countries (yet!).

How can it benefit me?

EFN lets you list your products on all European Marketplaces, while giving you low inbounding and storage costs. Additionally, you only require ONE VAT number.

Any disadvantages?

You could say that the fees are higher and the delivery times are a little longer.