Amazon has big plans for the state of Ohio. Not only are they building three data centers and a massive wind farm to power them, they are building two Amazon fulfillment centers in the Buckeye State.
Here are the facts as we know them about the recently announced Etna, OH Amazon fulfillment center.
Quick Facts About the Amazon Fulfillment Center: Etna, Ohio
Warehouse Number: Unknown at this time
Address: Unknown at this time
Size: More than 800,000 square feet
What does the Etna, Ohio Fulfillment Center Mean for Amazon FBA Sellers?
In most cases, storing inventory in a fulfillment center in a state creates sales tax nexus for FBA sellers. When the Etna fulfillment center and another nearby facility, the Obetz, OH fulfillment center open up, they may create sales tax nexus for FBA sellers who’s products are stored in Ohio. (You can see here what every state, including Ohio, has to say about what creates sales tax nexus.)
We recommend following these steps after the Ohio Amazon fulfillment centers open:
1.) Determine if you have goods stored in Ohio – 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 Ohio.
If you do have products stored in Ohio, 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 Ohio Sales Tax Permit.
3.) Find out more – Check out our Ohio Sales Tax Guide for Businesses for more about what you need to know about Ohio sales tax.
Amazon to Build Wind Farm in Ohio (The Columbus Dispatch)
The two Ohio Amazon fulfillment centers are in the planning stages right now. Check back in this spot for more as we find out more details!