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(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…)
(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…)
(This post was last published on January 15th, 2018. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
Countless small and medium-sized businesses reach shoppers online through Amazon. Just in 2018, third-party marketplace sellers accounted for 58% Amazon’s annual gross merchandise sales. Shoppers turn to marketplaces like Amazon for one important reason – free shipping.
For the U.S., the second leading reason for choosing to shop on marketplaces is free and discounted shipping, according to the UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper 2018.
And while free shipping might convince a shopper to make a purchase. It’s the entire delivery experience that drives a customer to make another purchase.
In fact, 84% of consumers say that they won’t return to a brand after just one poor delivery experience.
Recognizing this, Amazon offers their own fulfillment program, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) to guarantee sellers fast, accurate, and affordable shipping for your customers.
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!
(This post was originally published on July 7, 2015. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
So you want to sell on Amazon, but don’t know where to start. I’ve been there. I had a few old video games that I wanted to get rid of, and I thought Amazon was the perfect place to sell them.
To help others who want to start selling on Amazon, I’ve documented step-by-step the process I took to sell my first items through Amazon FBA.
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…)