Amazon recently announced that they are building a new fulfillment center in Jacksonville, Florida. This will be one of three fulfillment centers in the state with the other two being in Ruskin and Lakeland. (Florida is also home to some Amazon sort centers.)
While we don’t know too much about the new center yet, let’s take a look at what we do know and how it affects Amazon FBA sellers:
Quick Facts about the Amazon Fulfillment Center: Jacksonville, Florida
Warehouse Number: TBA
Address: I-295 and Duval Road, Jacksonville, Florida
Size: 800,000 sqft
Developer: Relp Duval LLC
What does the Jacksonville, Florida 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 Jacksonville fulfillment center opens up, it may create sales tax nexus for FBA sellers whose products are stored there. (You can see here what every state, including Florida, has to say about what creates sales tax nexus.)
When the Jacksonville, Florida Amazon fulfillment center opens, we recommend following these steps:
1.) Determine if you have products stored in Jacksonville – 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 Florida.
If you do have products stored in Florida, 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 a Florida Sales Tax Permit.
3.) Collect Sales Tax from Your Florida Customers – If you have nexus in Florida, 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 Florida Sales Tax Guide for Businesses for more about what you need to know about Florida sales tax.
I hope this has answered your questions about what the new Jacksonville fulfillment center means for FBA sellers. While the facility isn’t open yet, check back here for more info as it happens!
See a comprehensive list of all Amazon Fulfillment Centers here.
It’s official: Amazon bringing 1,500-job fulfillment center to Jacksonville (Jacksonville Business Journal)