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How to Sell on Amazon for Beginners Using FBA: A Step by Step Guide
(This post was last published on April 17, 2018. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
Amazon is the #1 marketplace in North America. In 2020 alone, Amazon accounted itself accounted for nearly a third of eCommerce in the US.
Most of Amazon’s success is because of their third-party sellers. In fact, around 50% of their sold items are from third-party businesses. And in 2018, nearly three-quarters of Amazon business had between just one and five employees.
The best part? It’s extremely easy to set up an account and sell your first item. I’ve even done it myself.
Follow my step-by-step the process to sell your first items through Amazon FBA.(more…)
Are Fulfillment by Amazon’s (FBA) Fees Worth the Cost?
(This post was last published on August 19th, 2019. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
In 2019, Amazon reported that they delivered an estimated 3.5 billion packages globally. And, they expect to deliver 80% of their own packages by 2021.
In some ways, Amazon has been making more headlines for their renowned fulfillment network over the marketplace itself. They continue to innovate to ensure packages end up on doorsteps as quickly as possible.
As an Amazon seller, you might be asking yourself, “Should I be using FBA?”
This post explains how FBA works and what you need to consider before joining the program. Keep in mind, it’s not always the answer for everyone!(more…)
Amazon Statistics: Need To Know Numbers about Amazon [Infographic]
(This post was last published on January 24, 2018. It has been updated for accuracy and completeness.)
Amazon.com is by far the most popular online retail site in the U.S. They continue to amaze us with the sheer volume of products sold and shipped as a marketplace. We complied Amazon’s latest statistics in one place so you can see how they continue to dominate. (more…)
Third-Party Fulfillment Services: Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) Alternatives
(This post was last published on December 12, 2017. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
Consumers expect affordable (free), fast, and flexible delivery options when they order online. Free and discounted shipping is a leading reason why shoppers turn to marketplaces like Amazon to purchase. The “Fulfilled by Amazon” logo makes such a difference for shoppers because it guarantees that the seller will meet their shipping expectations.
Amazon’s advanced fulfillment system is one of their biggest differentiators. It also sets the bar high for merchants. Amazon has the resources and technology to provide customers with free and fast, even within 2-hour, shipping.
If you’re a smaller merchant though, order fulfillment is a painful process. It’s tough to meet the expectations set by Amazon for your customers. Many merchants then rely on third- party fulfillment providers to manage their fulfillment processes and protect their bottom line.
While Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a popular third-party fulfillment service, it’s not for everyone. This post helps you compare top alternatives to FBA.(more…)
eCommerce Order Fulfillment: Picking the Best Fulfillment Strategy for Your Online Business
One of the most frustrating experiences for online shoppers is receiving an online order late or never at all. A bad experience like this can ensure that customer doesn’t shop with you again.
Despite its importance, online merchants tend to overlook their shipping and fulfillment strategy. Others might know it’s important, but find it’s too confusing or complex to optimize. Either way, you could be losing sales and wasting money by not improving your fulfillment strategy.
To help merchants navigate the complexities of eCommerce order fulfillment, this guide helps you determine the best fulfillment strategy for your business. (more…)