Amazon FBA Prep Center Services | An Exhaustive List

By Christopher Grant

June 27, 2022

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So, prepping your own products for Amazon is becoming too time consuming and it's time to consider an Amazon FBA prep center service to take the load off your shoulders.

I get it.  Maybe you have a full time job.  Perhaps you need to focus on sourcing inventory instead of packing boxes.  Maybe you live in a small house or apartment and the volume of packages is getting to be too much.

Any of these are great reasons to outsource your prep, packing, and shipping to a prep center.

If you want to skip straight to the Amazon Prep Center locations and information, just click here. If not, keep reading and you'll eventually get to it! šŸ™‚ 

What Should You Consider When Choosing an FBA Prep Service?

You'll have a number of factors to consider when choosing a prep center including the type of sourcing you will be doing, their location, capabilities, turnaround time, and tax consequences.

Type of Sourcing

The type of sourcing you practice matters, because not all centers cater to all types. Consider the following methods and then contact the centers from our lists below and enquire further.

  • Wholesale Sourcing 
  • Retail Arbitrage 
  • Online Arbitrage 
  • Private Label

The type of sourcing that you practice will play a role in determining if the prep center you want to partner with can handle your needs.  Can they handle pallets of product? Do they have a dock?  What if you send them a full container of inventory?

Location

If you are importing goods from China or other countries you may want to have a prep center service that is close (or relatively close) to your port of entry.  This way you don't have to shell out for a large shipping fee from the port to your prep center.  If you practice retail arbitrage and want to be able to drop off inventory from your sourcing hauls then you will, obviously, need someone who is local to you.  Finally, if you are one of the few who practices 'traveltage' (the art of sourcing while traveling) you may need a network of prep centers across the country willing to work with you while you travel through their locales.

Turnaround Time 

Does the prep center you want to work with offer same day service?  Do they assign you a day of the week that your inventory will be shipped to Amazon?  Do you need to meet a threshold or a minimum number of items that need to be at their warehouse before they ship your inventory for you?  

These are important questions that you will want to discuss with your prep service provider so that both your expectations and their expectations are reasonable and agreed upon by both parties.

Tax Consequences  

If you are importing products or you source wholesale this really should not be a factor for you.  However, if you source using online arbitrage you may want to choose a prep company that is in a tax free state.  These states include Oregon, Montana, Delaware, & New Hampshire.

This can be an important role in your decision making process.  If you pay 7% state sales tax and your prep center charges $1.25 per unit for prepping your products then you can actually save money if you purchase items that are approximately over $18.

How do I come up with that?  Well, if you pay 7% sales tax on an $18 item you would pay $1.26 per unit in sales tax.  If you use a prep center in a tax free state you will pay them $1.25 to prep your products but you will save $1.26 in sales tax.  An overall savings of $0.01.

Doesn't seem like a lot but if your average purchase is $25 and you sell 10,000 units per year the savings will add up quickly.

Why Use a Prep Center Over Amazon FBA Prep Service?

Amazon offers prep service for your products.  Surprisingly many people aren't aware of this.

Amazon will handle adding FNSKU labels to your products, they will bubble wrap, and polybag your items as well.

They even do it for what seems to be a really fair price.  The prices can range from $1.00 all the way to $2.30.

You can see their pricing here or check out the screenshot below.

Amazon FBA Prep Service Pricing

Now, I would NOT suggest that you use the Amazon FBA prep service over a third party prep center.

If you allow Amazon to deal with your inventory they have no repercussions for mistakes tht may be made.  If they mislabel an item, it's on you.

They forget a unit in a bundle or multipack, it's on you.

You get the point.

While using a third party prep center they can make the same mistakes.  However, if they do this too often they'll lose their clients and go out of business.  All of the prep centers I have dealt with have very specific processes in place to ensure these kinds of mistakes are not made.

Heck, prep centers have even caught mistakes that I have made and helped me fix them.

They become a partner in your Amazon business.  A trusted partner at that.

Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Below is a huge list of Amazon FBA prep services across the globe.

For the USA, they are sorted alphabetically according to states and if they are in multiple states, they will appear in multiple sections.

I debated on how best to sort this information so hopefully the following table of FBA prep service centers is useful to you!

USA Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Scroll through the tables below with all of the Amazon FBA prep centers for each state sorted alphabetically, and simply click the link to go direct to the prep center website. If there's any prep centers we may have missed or if you are a pre center owner and wish to be added to this list, please feel free to contact me directly.

Alabama Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

AL

AL

AL

Arizona Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

AZ

Arkansas Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

AR

California Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Colorado Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

CO

CO

Connecticut Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

CT

Delaware Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Florida Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Georgia Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Illinois Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Indiana Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

IN

IN

IN

Louisiana Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

LA

Maryland Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

MD

Massachusetts Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

MA

Michigan Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Minnesota Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

MN

Missouri Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

MO

MO

Montana Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Nevada Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

NV

New Hampshire Amazon FBA Prep Centers

New Jersey Amazon FBA Prep Centers

New York Amazon FBA Prep Centers

North Carolina Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

NC

NC

NC

Ohio Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Oklahoma Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

OK

OK

Oregon Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Pennsylvania Amazon FBA Prep Centers

South Carolina Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

SC

Tennessee Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

TN

Texas Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Utah Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

UT

Virginia Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Washington Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

WA

Wisconsin Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

WI

WI

Canada Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

Alberta

N/A

Alberta

N/A

British Columbia

N/A

British Columbia

N/A

British Columbia

N/A

British Columbia

N/A

Ontario

N/A

Ontario

N/A

Ontario

N/A

Ontario

N/A

Ontario

N/A

Ontario

N/A

Ontario

N/A

Ontario

N/A

Ontario

N/A

British Columbia

N/A

Ontario

N/A

Ontario, Alberta, Quebec

N/A

Ontario, British Columbia

N/A

Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia

N/A

Australia Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Amazon FBA is growing rapidly in Australia and it's a great time to expand your FBA business there. Get in contact with the Australian FBA prep centers below to learn more.

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

Queensland

N/A

Victoria

N/A

New South Wales

N/A

China Amazon FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

State

Tax Free

China

N/A

China

N/A

China

N/A

China

N/A

China

N/A

China

N/A

China

N/A

China

N/A

China

N/A

Europe FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

Country

Tax Free

Bulgaria

N/A

Italy

N/A

Poland

N/A

Poland

N/A

Spain

N/A

United Kingdom FBA Prep Centers

Prep Center Name

Location

Tax Free

Birstall, England

N/A

Swindon, England

N/A

Scunthorpe, England

N/A

Saffron Walden, England

N/A

Birmingham, England

N/A

Glasgow, Scotland

N/A

Manchester, England

N/A

Essex, England

N/A

Slough, England

N/A

West Midlands, England

N/A

Stanmore, England

N/A

Ipswich, England

N/A

Norwich, England

N/A

Grimsby, England

N/A

Suffolk, England

N/A

Oldham, England

N/A

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