Introduction To Selling Online Using Amazon FBA
Special Intro Series – Part 1 of 3
A couple of things before we begin, over the next few posts we’re going to show you the ropes of using the world’s Largest Online Store to create an online business and set you on the path to the lifestyle you’ve been looking for.
Part 1: Why Sell On Amazon?
There are many reasons to sell on Amazon and today we’re going to highlight our tops 7 reasons you should use Amazon FBA.
First up, is Trust
Amazon has spent over twenty years building its reputation customers trust Amazon and by selling your products through Amazon you leverage this trust.
A normal e-commerce site may have conversions between one and five percent whereas products on Amazon can have conversions of ten to thirty percent or more.
By selling through Amazon especially through fulfillment by Amazon you get a sales boost benefit.
Number two is Amazon picks and packs
If you use fulfillment by Amazon, every time a customer places an order their staff and robots will find the item pack and label and send out the shipment.
Even if you have a sudden surge or promotion Amazon’s infrastructure can handle shipping out thousands of your products in a single day!
Now if you had to manage this yourself and you had a sudden surge in demand, your own warehouse might not be able to cope with all the additional work.
Three is return to handling
If there’s a problem with your product or a customer wants to return it, Amazon will handle the returns on your behalf.
This is going to save a lot of headache and overhead.
Often they will relist the item for you if there’s no sign of damage to the packaging or the product.
Reason number four is warehouse space
Even a new seller can store five thousand standard sized products or five hundred oversized products in Amazon’s warehouse from day one.
It would be very expensive for you to rent a similar amount of space and after a few weeks of launching on Amazon they will increase the limit of how much that you can store.
You can get an almost unlimited size warehouse!
If you use fulfillment by Amazon and if you had your warehouse and reduced how much stock you’re holding you would still have to pay the overhead for the warehouse itself.
Whereas in Amazon you can increase or decrease how many units you’re holding without affecting your overheads.
If someone calls wanting to know where their shipment is Amazon’s team is available twenty four seven so that you don’t have to be. @junglebooster
Reason number five is customer service
Amazon handles customer service related to the order on your behalf.
If someone calls wanting to know where their shipment is Amazon’s team is available twenty four seven so that you don’t have to be.
Reason number six is discounted shipping and Amazon Prime
Amazon has tens of millions of customers using prime.
They get free or heavily discounted shipping.
If you run your own e-commerce and shipping, operation your small volumes would mean that you have to pay a high price.
By leveraging Amazon’s system, the delivery cost to the customer is reduced and they’re far more likely to buy if they already have a Prime member.
Our last reason, number seven automation
Using fulfillment by Amazon lets you automate nearly all the aspects of your business including everything to do with the shipping the storage labeling and general warehousing tasks.
This saves you a lot of effort time and capital.