Amazon announces Supply Chain by Amazon

Amazon announced Supply Chain by Amazon, an end-to-end set of supply chain services that will provide sellers with a complete solution to move products directly from their manufacturers to customers around the world.

With Supply Chain by Amazon, Amazon will pick up inventory from manufacturing facilities around the world, ship it across borders, handle customs clearance and ground transportation, store inventory in bulk, manage replenishment across Amazon and other sales channels, and deliver directly to customers.

One component of the new offering is Multi-Channel Distribution, which gives sellers the ability to distribute products in bulk from Amazon’s warehouses to fulfillment channels and physical retail stores not affiliated with Amazon. MCD is currently in pilot with an initial set of sellers and is expected to be available to all sellers later this year.

“Our vision has always been to make it as easy as possible for sellers to serve customers around the world, and providing our selling partners with a simple, fast, cost-effective solution to a challenge that has become increasingly unpredictable and complex is an important investment in sellers’ success. With Supply Chain by Amazon, Amazon will pick up sellers’ inventory directly from their factory, and manage the supply chain logistics through delivery to customers’ doorsteps. Sellers will be able to offload even more of the complexity of their supply chain logistics to Amazon, both for the products they sell in Amazon’s store and through other sales channels including online and physical store locations. We are excited to help sellers, both on and off Amazon, save more money, drive more business growth, and have more time to continue inventing amazing products for customers.” – Dharmesh Mehta, Amazon vice president of WW Selling Partner Services.