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Disclaimer: This guest post from Payability is meant to inform eCommerce businesses about different financing options. It is not intended to be financial advice. We always suggest that businesses do additional research before deciding on a financing option as there are countless other options available.
When you sell on Amazon, you have the ability to reach millions and millions of consumers. The exposure means you can make A LOT of money, but because of Amazon’s payment delay, you don’t actually get that money for at least two weeks.
It’s no surprise then that Amazon sellers often seek outside financing to help cover these cash flow gaps and make investments in inventory, marketing, and other growth areas.
As you may know from personal experience, getting financing from a bank is not ideal as an Amazon seller. After all, your financing needs are likely immediate — for example, if a supplier offers a flash sale on inventory, you’re going to need funds right away so you can take advantage. With banks, the application process alone can take several weeks. Not to mention, approval rates for small and online businesses are low.
Fortunately, there are other financing options to consider as an Amazon seller. Here, we break down Amazon Lending, Payability, and other alternatives so you can find a solution that will get you the cash you need, when you need it.(more…)