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An Alternative to Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA)

by | Apr 26, 2017 | Shipping and Postal Service, Storage Facility

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?

Save time

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.

Find out more about our Amazon preparation service.

Personable service

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.

Transparent costs & no extra fees

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.

Increased efficiency

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.

Find out more about Seller Fulfilled Prime Amazon (SFP) services.

Control over packaging & branding

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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Seller Fulfilled Prime – Amazon SFP Services

Seller Fulfilled Prime – Amazon SFP Services

Amazon’s Seller Fulfilled Prime program was introduced to meet the needs of retailers who choose not to put their products into Fulfilled By Amazon (FBA). If you choose to outsource order fulfilment to The Storage Place, our team of experts will support you throughout the process. Our fully API integrated orders management system will ensure that orders are picked accurately, packed and dispatched on time. At the same time, our cloud-based system allows full transparency with 24/7 access, keeping you in the loop.