Amazon EFN – European Fulfilment Network: Definition, (Dis-) Advantages

Starting on Amazon and looking for a fulfilment type to get the best out of FBA? The European Fulfilment Network (EFN) might be just right for you. By allowing to store in one single country but fulfilling order to wherever they are needed, you can start to grow your online business. EFN allows storing in one single country and only one VAT number is required.

European Fulfillment Network (EFN): a brief introduction

The European Fulfilment Network (EFN) allows sellers with an Amazon European Marketplaces Account who are also registered for Fulfilment by Amazon to store their inventory in one of Amazon’s local Fulfilment Centres all across Europe and fulfil orders coming from other European marketplaces from the same local inventory pool.

European Fulfilment Network simplifies the inventory management by keeping all inventory in one local pool, in one Fulfilment Centre, maximizing the control and flexibility of all goods.

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

Example EFN Germany

European Fulfilment Network: Quickfacts

What is Amazon EFN? With the European Fulfillment Network you can store your products in different fulfillment centres within one country from which your local and trans-border orders will be fulfilled. That means that you can sell to all marketplaces even though you only store goods in one country.
When is it the right choice for me? The EFN is a great service for starting businesses who want to benefit from Amazon’s fulfillment networks and that do not need to store their products in several countries (yet).
Which benefits are there? EFN allows you to list your products on all European marketplaces while having low inbounding and storage costs. In addition, you only need one VAT number.
Are there any disadvantages? The storage fees are higher and the delivery time is longer.