Many ecommerce businesses outsource the fulfilment of Amazon orders to FBA (Fulfilment by Amazon), and there are both pros and cons to selling on FBA. But what are the benefits of Fulfilment by Merchant (FBM) and using a third-party fulfilment house to fulfil Amazon orders directly?
There’s no need to spend time on preparing goods for FBA – the fulfilment house will take care of everything from storing and inspecting goods, preparing your consignment and labelling goods, to dispatching to Amazon on time.
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You’ll have ease of access to real people and a dedicated account manager on hand to deal with any of your questions and queries, who know your business inside and out. However, Amazon can make ease of access quite difficult.
FBA penalises long term storage, peak season storage, and handling oversized goods. If you decide to withdraw goods from FBA, that also results in extra picking charges. With a fulfilment house, pricing is transparent and there are no hidden costs.
Using a fulfilment house means orders for all other channels can be fulfilled for you such as EBay, your own website, and even distributing goods to high street retailers.
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FBA packaging is inflexible and does not allow individual brand awareness, or in package promotions. Using a fulfilment house will give you the control over your own packaging, allowing for branded packaging and promotions within orders.
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