HEAVY AND BULKY ITEMS

Let Heavy & Bulky lighten your load

Using our solutions to deliver your heavy and bulky items makes your day-to-day easier. You can reduce the number of delivery attempts and returns, improve communication with customers and increase the accuracy of your deliveries.
Let Heavy & Bulky lighten your load
Fulfilment by Seller/ Ship it yourself
Fulfilment by Seller
You can potentially minimise failed deliveries, improve communication with customers and increase your delivery accuracy by using the Heavy & Bulky shipping template.
Fulfilment by Amazon Heavy & Bulky
Fulfilment by Amazon
You sell it, we ship it. With Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) Heavy & Bulky, you store your products in Amazon's fulfilment centres, and we pick, ship, and provide customer service for these products.

What are the Amazon shipping templates for heavy and bulky products?

Whether it is a sofa, washing machine or sports equipment, easy and convenient scheduling improves customer experience for heavy and bulky deliveries. By ensuring customers are at home to receive their orders, you can save the time and expense of failed deliveries. The Heavy & Bulky programme offers two shipping options:
Arranged Delivery
Arranged Delivery
With this shipping option, your customers are advised on the product page and checkout that they will be contacted to arrange a delivery and they should update their phone number before completing their order. You or your carrier will contact the customer via call, text, or email to arrange delivery to the ground floor entrance to their building or to the room of the customer's choice.
Scheduled Delivery
Arranged Delivery with online scheduling
With this shipping option, customers can choose their preferred delivery date or delivery slot in a calendar at checkout. You can set up the calendar in advance with available delivery dates and time slots. At checkout, customers can also update their phone number, in case you want to contact them on the day of the delivery.

Why use the Heavy & Bulky Shipping Template?

Save costs

Limit the number of delivery attempts and returns

More transparency in the delivery process makes your customers aware that they must be at home to receive their deliveries. This allows you to reduce the number of attempted deliveries and returns.
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Invite customers to update their contact information

Your customers check their contact details at checkout and can update incorrect information. This makes arranging a delivery easier for you or your carrier, and saves you the time spent contacting customers to update their contact information.
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Fulfilment price per region

The programme allows you to set a price per region and/or remove them when necessary. This helps you to calculate your shipping costs better.
How does it work?

How does it work?

Step 1

Sign up to become a selling partner on Amazon
You need to be a registered selling partner to be able to sell Heavy & Bulky items on Amazon. If you are new to Selling on Amazon, please register here.

Step 2

Apply to use Heavy & Bulky shipping options
The Heavy & Bulky programme is an invite-only programme designed to deliver the best customer experience for the delivery of Heavy & Bulky items. To qualify for the Amazon Heavy & Bulky programme, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Products: You sell heavy and bulky items (>30 kg or 1.5 m in length).
  • Tracking: You transfer tracking IDs to Amazon and work with an integrated carrier that can provide full tracking information to Amazon.
  • Scheduling delivery: For Arranged Delivery, you or your carrier(s) arrange delivery with the customer. For Arranged Delivery, you are able to deliver heavy and bulky products within the customers' preferred delivery date or time slot. You can set up the calendar in advance with available delivery dates and time slots.

Step 3

Get enrolled in the programme and set up the new shipping options
When we receive your application, we’ll contact you to check if you meet the criteria to enrol in the programme. After enrolling, you can set up the new shipping options in your shipping settings. If you are already a selling partner on Amazon, you can find more information on how to set up the new shipping options after enrolling on our Help page or in our Seller University.

What is FBA Heavy & Bulky?

FBA Heavy & Bulky allows you to use Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA) as a solution for the storage, shipping, returns and customer service of your Heavy & Bulky products. FBA can help you scale your business and reach more customers. Simply send us your products, and we take care of storage, delivery to customers, customer service and returns handling.

Which products are eligible?

Your items are eligible for FBA Heavy & Bulky as long as they meet any of the following minimum selection criteria, and they do not exceed any maximum criteria:

Store

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Length
Min: 175 cm
Max: 300 cm
Min: 175 cm
Max: 300 cm
Min: 175 cm
Max: 300 cm
Min: 175 cm
Max: 300 cm
Min: 175 cm
Max: 300 cm
Weight
Min: 31.5 kg
Max: 140 kg
Min: 31.5 kg
Max: 150 kg
Min: 31.5 kg
Max: 300 kg
Min: 31.5 kg
Max: 140 kg
Min: 31.5 kg
Max: 120 kg
Circumference (Length + 2x height+ 2x depth)
Min: 360 cm
Max: N/A
Min: 360 cm
Max: N/A
Min: 360 cm
Max: 662 cm
Min: 360 cm
Max: 800 cm
Min: 360 cm
Max: 800 cm
You can check the preparation requirements on the List Heavy & Bulky products for FBA Help Page

The benefits of FBA Heavy & Bulky

Start saving time, money, and hassle with streamlined convenience both you and your customers can enjoy.
Save costs

Offer enhanced delivery options to your customers

Heavy & Bulky products benefit from specialised Fulfilment Centres and carriers. Both Prime and non-Prime customers can benefit from enhanced Scheduled Delivery and Room Of Choice Delivery options on Heavy & Bulky FBA orders, dependent on their availability in each Store.
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Access to Amazon Partnered Carriers and Amazon Global Logistics

When shipping to our Fulfilment Centres, you can use the Amazon Partnered Carrier programme (PCP) for domestic and cross-border shipments (both less than truckload or full truckload LTL/FTL) within the UK, France, Germany, and Spain. Amazon Global Logistics helps you send your FBA inventory to Amazon Fulfilment Centres worldwide. You can ship from China to the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain via ocean (full-container and less-than-container loads) and air.
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Earn the Fulfilment By Amazon badge

Amazon customers across Europe favour products with the FBA badge due to the promise of superior delivery, customer service, and returns. Amazon’s global customer service network manages customer inquiries, refunds, and returns on FBA orders, taking this operational burden off your shoulders.

Storage and fulfilment fees

Fulfilment fees

Item weight

UK

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0–20 kg
£11.58
€14.49
€16.86
€12.61
€15.38
20–40 kg
£15.23
€21.07
€23.93
€16.22
€21.57
40–60 kg
£40.40
€50.96
€40.46
€18.64
€29.99
Per additional kg >60 kg
£0.24
€0.25
€0.33
€0.43
€0.43
Storage and other fees
For all other fee types (e.g. storage, removal, and disposal), Heavy & Bulky FBA items are treated in the same way as oversize items in the standard Fulfilment by Amazon programme. Refer to the Fulfilment Fees page to view the full list of fees. All fees are exclusive of VAT and other taxes that are payable by the seller.

Learn more about the cost of the FBA service. Use the Fulfilment by Amazon Revenue Calculator on Seller Central to estimate your FBA fees.
How do I enrol?

How do I enrol?

Step 1

Set up FBA
Create your Amazon selling account, and log in to Seller Central to set up FBA.

Step 2

Create your product listings
Once you add your products to the Amazon catalogue, specify FBA inventory.
Your Heavy & Bulky FBA items will be routed to the specialised fulfilment centres in each locale.

Step 3

Prepare your products
Prepare your products for safe and secure transportation to a fulfilment centre. Visit Seller Central Help to learn how to List heavy and bulky products for FBA, and ensure you follow Amazon packing guidelines and shipping and routing requirements.

Step 4

Ship your products to Amazon
Create your shipping plan, print Amazon shipment ID labels, and send your shipments to Amazon fulfilment centres. Learn more about sending inventory to Amazon.
OnceAmazon receives your products at the fulfilment centres, they are available for customers to buy. Visit Seller Central Help to learn more about how to manage FBA orders.

Apply for Heavy & Bulky shipping now

Start saving time, money, and hassle with streamlined convenience both you and your customers can enjoy.
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