Updated October 26, 2016 now that this fulfillment center is open
Amazon recently opened a fulfillment center in Braselton, GA. Georgia is already home to several other Amazon facilities, but we believe this is Georgia’s first Amazon fulfillment center.
What do we know about the new fulfillment centers and what do they mean for Amazon FBA sellers? Let’s have a look:
Quick Facts About the Amazon Fulfillment Center: Braselton, Georgia
Warehouse Number: MGE1
Address: 650 Broadway Ave, Braselton, GA 30517-3002 (Jackson County)
Size: 600,000 square feet
Products: Large items like household décor, sporting equipment and gardening tools.
What does the Braselton, Georgia Fulfillment Center Mean for Amazon FBA Sellers?
Storing inventory in a fulfillment center in a state almost always creates sales tax nexus for FBA sellers. When the Georgia fulfillment center opens up, it may create sales tax nexus for FBA sellers whose products are stored in Braselton. (You can see here what every state, including Georgia, has to say about what creates sales tax nexus.)
When the Braselton, Georgia Amazon fulfillment center opens, we recommend following these steps:
1.) Determine if you have products stored in Georgia – You can do this by running your Inventory Event Detail Report in Amazon Seller Central or by logging into your TaxJar account and looking for the brown Amazon badge next to the state of Georgia.
If you do have products stored in Georgia, and you determine that that creates sales tax nexus for you company, your next step is to:
2.) Register with the state – Here’s what you need to know to register for an Georgia Sales Tax Permit.
3.) Collect Sales Tax from Your Georgia Customers – If you have nexus in Georgia, be sure you are collecting sales tax from all of your buyers in that state. Here’s how to set up sales tax collection through Amazon Seller Central:
4.) Find out more – Check out our Georgia Sales Tax Guide for Businesses for more about what you need to know about Georgia sales tax.
I hope this has answered your questions about what the new Georgia fulfillment center means for FBA sellers. While this facility isn’t open yet, check back here for more info as it happens!
See a comprehensive list of all Amazon Fulfillment Centers here.