A few weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal and other news outlets reported that Amazon employees had been using proprietary data collected from some of the company’s third-party sellers to price, develop and launch Amazon products.
Remember when there was only one game in town for companies that wanted to become Amazon Prime sellers? It started with the words “Fulfillment” and ended with the words “by Amazon.”
But since 2015, there’s been another way for businesses like yours to enjoy all the perks of being a Prime-certified seller.
Amazon has just announced that it is barring independent sellers from shipping items other than medical supplies, household staples and other priority goods to its warehouses until at least April 5. Get details in this Business Insider article. The retailer is transforming its operations to adapt to the Coronavirus pandemic, prioritizing items in highest demand.
Online sales are growing 15% a year. Unfortunately, eCommerce fulfillment costs are growing even faster at 18.8%, according to a recent study issued by Armstrong & Associates.
We’re logisticians here, not accountants, but we’re pretty sure that when expenses grow faster than revenue, that’s a bad thing. The only answer is to attack the expense line. To help, we’ve developed this A–Z guide, with 26 ideas to cut your
For online retailers, processing and delivering orders eats up a huge chunk of operating expenses. That’s why it pays to know as much as you can about this critical function.
But here’s the problem: You’re a busy entrepreneur. For now, being successful requires focusing most of your time on growing sales and building your team. You simply don’t have time to make yourself a fulfillment expert.
Any way you look at it, Amazon’s fulfillment arm, Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA), has an enormous warehousing footprint. It currently operates about 128 fulfillment centers in the U.S. alone – and that doesn’t even factor in Amazon’s many Prime Now hubs, Whole Food grocery DCs, delivery stations, and other distribution locations.
For Amazon sellers, using FBA simplifies things by handing over all fulfillment and customer
Not long ago, the only way to ensure 2-day shipment for Amazon Prime orders was to use Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA), the online sales giant’s in-house logistics arm.
But, since 2015, there’s been another way for online sellers like you to achieve Prime certification and tap into all of the related online selling advantages – Amazon’s Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP) program.
As an online seller, you need and want access to Amazon’s huge base of Prime members. That’s a given.
Now 95 million people strong, it’s characterized by frequent shoppers who each spend about $1,400 per year – and who routinely look for the Prime badge when deciding which Amazon merchant to buy from.
But does meeting Prime’s two-day shipping promise mean that your only viable choice for getting orders out the door is
It’s just a few weeks before Amazon Prime’s $20 price increase goes into full effect, and according to a recent study from Atherton Research, approximately 60% of Amazon Prime’s 90 million U.S. customers are so unhappy about this prospect they may not renew their memberships.
Likely, some of these customers will probably wind up changing their minds. However, the mere fact that so many are even contemplating a churn
Earlier this month, Amazon rocked the eTailing world (yet again) when it announced plans to roll out its own Amazon shipping service. Called “Shipping With Amazon,” it will offer direct product delivery to consumers in select markets – and could provide head-to-head competition with UPS and FedEx.
But how big is this news really? Does this truly mark the dawn of a new national shipping provider? Or is it more likely to