When Amazon rolled out remote fulfillment which allows you to ship your US-based FBA inventory to international sellers, the rollout created issues for sellers who also had merchant-fulfillment offers.
Initially SKULabs thought this could be resolved with time. As of November 2020, we believe Amazon wants you to create separate SellerSKUs for your merchant fulfilled offers.
Remove seller-fulfilled offers
If you participate in Remote Fulfillment, any seller-fulfilled offers you have will not be able to share the same SKU as an FBA offer. (This does not affect most sellers.)
While enrolled in the program, you will not be able to add seller-fulfilled offers to FBA SKUs.
You can, however, maintain seller-fulfilled offers for the same items using separate SKUs. If you have any existing SKUs with both FBA and seller-fulfilled offers, the seller-fulfilled inventory will be set to zero when you enroll in Remote Fulfillment. To ensure accurate inventory levels in case you want to undo these changes later, Amazon will not reset the inventory amounts on those seller-fulfilled offers to previous levels.
How does this affect me if I opt in to remote fulfillment and have merchant-fulfilled offers?
After opting in you will notice SKULabs will no longer be able to push merchant fulfilled quantities to Amazon. This is because Amazon requires you to set up a separate Seller SKU for these products that are FBA, FBA Remote Fulfillment, and Merchant Fulfillment.
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How to continue offering merchant fulfilled options alongside FBA remote fulfillment
Amazon recommends you create a new Seller SKU. In SKULabs, you will need to manually merge this new SKU with your existing SKU.
How to check if you are enrolled and unenroll
Note: This is a recommendation of last resort. See above for alternatives.
According to Amazon's documentation, below are the steps to enroll to the Remote Fulfillment program. In case you haven't done so, checkout the instructions below to review the enrollment status of your account and to unenroll from the Remote Fulfillment page on Seller Central:
"To enroll in Remote Fulfillment, you must be registered for FBA in the US, Canada, and Mexico and have a North America Unified Account with FBA Export enabled. Once you enroll, your eligible ASINs will be available for sale to customers in Canada and Mexico as soon as you create offers for them on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com.mx.
Follow these steps to enroll and begin selling:
1. Go to the Remote Fulfillment page, which you can also find using the Inventory drop-down menu on Seller Central.
2. Set your preferences as you go through the enrollment workflow, and click Enroll. [uncheck the Enroll option to unenroll] Once you have enrolled, Amazon will evaluate your inventory and automatically add all eligible items to the program. From then on, we will automatically add to the program:
Any new eligible item added to your US inventory
Any items that are currently ineligible but later become eligible
3. If you haven’t enabled automatic listing creation in your setting preferences, create offers for Canada and Mexico so you can sell your US inventory in those marketplaces.
4. Download your ASIN Status report from the Remote Fulfillment page to:
See which of your ASINs have been added to the program
Find out if you have to take action on any ASINs so they can be added to the program
Remove ASINs from the program that you don’t want to sell in a particular marketplace"