Amazon requires most shipments be delivered to their warehouses on pallets.
The point at which your goods are palletized will depend on the size and mode of your shipment - this will also determine if you have to pay for palletization, and if so, how much.
Any forwarder you choose on the marketplace can work with you and your supplier to make sure your goods are palletized correctly, but it’s worth educating yourself on the different options.
1) Ocean shipping: Boxes or Pallets
You can ship by pallets from the point of origin - and that’s what we recommend. Your supplier can load your goods on pallets at the factory - just make sure they use wooden pallets, as Amazon won’t accept plastic, and make sure they include a fumigation certificate.
It’s true that pallets are heavy and can add to your freight costs, so if you prefer to ship in boxes, our forwarders can arrange for palletization at the destination port before your goods are shipped to Amazon. Just note that this will also cost more.
That’s why we recommend having your supplier palletize - it’s the simplest, most efficient option.
2) Air Shipping
You can ship wooden pallets via air, but it will incur some extra freight costs, so we recommend palletizing air shipments only once they reach the port of destination.