The Inventory Transfer program allows you to request that inventory you previously inbounded and sold to Amazon through your Vendor Central account be transferred to your MCF account. You can request an inventory transfer on an ad- hoc basis, and Amazon reserves the right to approve or deny your request. If approved, Amazon processes a return of ownership to you at the unit cost Amazon previously paid you for the inventory (or a lower amount if agreed by Amazon) and transfers the inventory units to your MCF account.
Buy with Prime solution for Amazon Retail vendors
Buy with Prime orders are fulfilled using Multi-Channel Fulfillment (MCF).
Give your business the flexibility to scale and save on cost with consolidated inbounding of inventory that you sell to Amazon Retail and inventory for Buy with Prime orders on your ecommerce site. You can get started with Buy with Prime faster by requesting to transfer the already inbounded Amazon Retail inventory to your MCF account and then consolidating future Amazon Retail and MCF inventory shipments together. Your Vendor Central catalog listings are loaded automatically when you set up your MCF account.
Get started with Buy with Prime solution for Amazon Retail vendors
There are a few ways to get started with Buy with Prime solution for Amazon Retail vendors.
Inventory Sharing allows you to set a ‘target minimum inventory quantity’ for each SKU in your MCF account that has a corresponding ASIN in your Vendor Central account. If the inventory level in your MCF account drops below the target minimum you have set (For example, 3 items), Amazon automatically initiates an inventory transfer request on your behalf. If the inventory transfer doesn’t result in your Amazon Retail inventory dropping below the minimum safety stock level set by your vendor manager, the request is processed to transfer inventory from Amazon Retail to your MCF account.
To get started, provide a ‘minimum inventory quantity' for your SKUs to your Buy with Prime or MCF sales representative. Your vendor manager will set a minimum safety stock level for that ASIN in your Amazon Retail inventory.
Consolidated Inbounding through Vendor Central
Consolidated inbounding allows you to send inventory you own with inventory you sold to Amazon in one shipment through Vendor Central. You can save time and money with streamlined inbounding across your Amazon Retail and MCF inventory that keeps you in control of what you send to your MCF account.
Vendor Central linking and catalog autoload
Catalog loading allows you to establish a connection between your MCF account and your Vendor Central (VC) account so that your VC listings are automatic imported into your MCF catalog.
Pay by Invoice
Pay by Invoice (PBI) allows you to pay Buy with Prime and MCF fees through invoices and wire transfer. You get greater flexibility in billing and payment processing for alternative payment types that cover major operating expenses like fulfillment.
Submit an inventory transfer request
You can discuss participating in the Inventory Transfer program with either your Vendor Manager or a Buy with Prime or MCF sales representatives. If they agree to your participation, you can submit your completed Inventory Request form to them, including the ASIN, SKU, unit cost, and quantity requested for the transfer. Any ASIN in your MCF account listed with a Manufacturer Barcode (activated during the Add Catalog process) may be eligible for inventory transfer.