AMAZON WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION

Easy, efficient, and cost-effective upstream bulk storage and distribution

What is Amazon Warehousing & Distribution (AWD)?
AWD is a third-party logistics (3PL) solution that provides low-cost, long-term upstream bulk inventory storage in Amazon’s Distribution Centers and seamless replenishment to Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers and your other sales and distribution channels.
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Why use AWD?

Unlimited storage

Storage capacity to meet the needs of your growing business

Send your inventory in bulk to Amazon Distribution Centers and store it there for as long as you need
Competitive pricing

Reduced operating costs

Enjoy simple, cost-effective “pay-as-you-go” pricing for storage and transportation with no hidden fees or long-term contracts
Streamlined inventory management

Streamlined inventory management

Integrate your upstream storage operations with the Amazon Fulfillment Network (AFN)
Auto-replenishment

Auto-replenishment

Never worry about going out-of-stock with our auto-replenishment feature
Inventory consolidation

Inventory consolidation

Consolidate your inventory into a single pool that you can use to fulfill orders across all your sales and distribution channels

What customers are saying

“Until people have worked with 3PLs they don’t understand, working with Amazon – specifically AWD – is worth every penny!”

Epic Water Filters
“As an Amazon seller for over 10 years, we are super excited about the AWD Program as it's something that sellers have been looking for a very long time. Auto replenishment and master case handling is the key of the program.’’

Harris Chan, AmaMax

How AWD works

send inventory

Send

Send your inventory in bulk to Amazon’s network of Distribution Centers.
store inventory

Store

Store your inventory at Amazon’s Distribution Centers using a transparent “pay-as-you-go” pricing system. With AWD, you don’t have to worry about getting locked into long-term storage contracts or getting confused by complicated pricing models with hidden fees – which often happens with 3PL providers.
integrate inventory

Integrate

Integrate your upstream inventory storage operations with the Amazon Fulfillment Network. Your stock will be automatically and strategically positioned across the network to optimize the delivery speed (and reduce the delivery costs) of customer orders.
consolidate inventory

Consolidate

Consolidate your inventory into a single, global pool that you can tap into to fulfill both on-Amazon orders (with Fulfillment by Amazon or FBA) and off-Amazon orders (with Multi-Channel Fulfillment or MCF). This “pooled inventory” approach enables you to improve customer service while cutting costs for storage and fulfillment.
replenish inventory

Replenish

Replenish your inventory automatically in Amazon Fulfillment Centers. AWD will monitor inventory levels and trigger auto-replenishment from Amazon Distribution Centers whenever necessary – so you can ensure you always have enough inventory to meet demand and minimize stockouts across all your sales and distribution channels.
optimize inventory

Optimize

Optimize the deployment and utilization of inventory across your supply chain, synchronize your upstream inventory management and downstream fulfillment operations, and minimize warehousing and distribution costs with AWD.
distribute inventory

Distribute

starting in 2023
Distribute your inventory to any of your sales and distribution channels including wholesalers, customers, manufacturers, and brick-and-mortar stores. Get your goods where you need them to go, when you need them to be there, using Amazon Transportation, Amazon Global Logistics, and Amazon Freight.
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Transform your upstream inventory storage and distribution operations. Start using AWD today.
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