In a recent paper, we asked the question “Is Fulfillment by Amazon Right for Your Business?” We all know that Amazon is a great sales channel, and for many eCommerce companies it’s also a great order fulfillment service. But it’s not for everyone.
A few weeks ago, Amazon rocked some of its merchants’ worlds when it announced several changes to its Seller Fulfilled Prime program.
Shared via e-mail, the announcement inspired headlines like “Amazon to force merchants to develop nationwide footprint” and “Seller Fulfilled Prime in in Limbo” – and generated a lot of chatter among the eTailing giant’s many sellers.
But how big is this announcement really? Is it truly just
As Amazon has become the largest eCommerce company in the world, just about every seller of online products has sought to align itself with the eCommerce giant. But, what's the best way of doing that? In this article, we'll look at the different fulfillment methods available to Amazon sellers.
The number of Amazon Prime users officially outnumbers the site’s non-Prime customers. According to a Consumer Intelligence Research Partners’ (CIRP) report, there are over 112 million Amazon Prime subscribers as of January 2020—an increase of 17 million from June of 2018.
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