As an online seller, one of your major concerns would be storage, managing and dispatch of your products – day after day - everyday. What if we told you that there is an excellent logistics solution that can take care of it completely for you?
It’s true! Amazon offers to its sellers one of the world’s most advanced logistics networks that not just helps online businesses with storage (warehousing), packing, shipping and delivery of their products but also manages returns and customer service. It’s called Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) and was launched in India primarily to help small and medium sized businesses that didn’t have the budget to invest on warehouses, equipment and the man power. Today, sellers and businesses of all kinds and sizes from across India are benefitting from great service and peace of mind.
In FBA, your products are stored at a secure Amazon managed warehouse and every time an order is placed, Amazon packs, ships and delivers your products. These items also get the Fulfilled by Amazon badge on the product page, hence benefitting from increased customer trust. In case of returns, it is managed completely by Amazon as well – the product is collected, sent back to the warehouse and re-stocked so that someone else can buy it. You don’t have to worry about return pick up or delivering the new product in case of a replacement request. The money you earn from your sales on Amazon is transferred directly to the bank account. It is a smooth process that even allows you to take a break or go on a vacation without having to shut shop or pause your online sales even for a minute.So how do you get started on FBA?
Once you register
with Amazon and log on to the Seller Central platform
, you can click on settings (top right corner) and select ‘Fulfillment by Amazon’ to add FBA to your account. You can get detailed assistance for FBA from our Amazon Seller University training videos.
Fulfillment by Amazon works on a pay as you go model, which gives you the flexibility of scaling your business as required and you are only charged for what you use. There are no hidden costs, no additional subscription fees, no minimum units and no start-up fees.
So go ahead and try FBA for your business, it could very well help you get to the next level.For those of you who are still wondering how to go about starting an online business, you should read this to get started. In case you would like to learn a little more about how to get more customers to your online store, you might want to start by delighting your customers.