Builders have broken ground on the newest Amazon fulfillment center in Fall River, Massachusetts. The Fall River center will join the Stoughton, MA sort center that opened last year.
What do we know about the new fulfillment center and what does it mean for Amazon FBA sellers? Let’s have a look:
Quick Facts About the Amazon Fulfillment Center: Fall River, Massachusetts
Warehouse Number: TBA
Address: The building is currently under construction, but will be in a technology park along the Fall River/Freetown line
Size: 1 million square feet
Developer: Trammel Crow
Opening Date: Predicted to be before the holiday season, 2016
What does the Fall River, Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts fulfillment center opens up, it may create sales tax nexus for FBA sellers whose products are stored in Fall River. (You can see here what every state, including Massachusetts, has to say about what creates sales tax nexus.)
When the Fall River, Massachusetts Amazon fulfillment center opens, we recommend following these steps:
1.) Determine if you have goods stored in Massachusetts – 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 Massachusetts.
If you do have products stored in Massachusetts, 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 Massachusetts Sales Tax Permit.
3.) Set Up Sales Tax Collection Through Amazon and Your Other Channels – Make sure you’re collecting sales tax from your Massachusetts buyers. This quick video will show you how to set up sales tax collection on Amazon FBA:
4.) Find out more – Check out our Massachusetts Sales Tax Guide for Businesses for more about what you need to know about Massachusetts sales tax.
I hope this has answered your questions about what the new Massachusetts fulfillment centers mean for FBA sellers. While neither facility is open yet, check back here for more info as it happens!
Amazon closes the deal on Fall River, Freetown land (Fall River Herald News)
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