Shipping with Amazon is a great way for businesses to save money on shipping costs. If you are new to the world of online business, then this article will help guide you through the process of setting up your account and getting started!
Convenience is the main reason for people to shop online. With more and more consumers wanting everything at their fingertips, it’s no surprise that e-commerce has grown so quickly over the past two decades. To put this into perspective, about a third of all American adults are now shopping exclusively on Amazon as opposed to brick-and-mortar stores like Walmart or Target. But while many see increased convenience associated with buying through an app or website rather than going out in person themselves – by not having to worry about traffic jams, parking fees etc., there have been some negative consequences too: such as when your favorite store goes under because you prefer purchasing from them instead of other items sold elsewhere!
Wayfair and Amazon are e-commerce giants that offer a wide variety of products to customers worldwide. These two companies have some impressive logistics networks in place, but how exactly do vendors start shipping with them? In this blog we’ll look at one company specifically – Amazon.
It’s important to understand that there are two ways to ship with Amazon:
1. Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA): Merchant delivers to an Amazon warehouse and Amazon packs, ships, and provides customer service for those products.
2. Fulfilled by Merchant (FBM): Merchant sells through Amazon but handles logistics, delivery, and customer service on their own or through a 3PL such as Prime Time Messenger.
Amazon’s FBA service, while convenient for many merchants and consumers alike, presents a logistical hurdle that cannot be overlooked. Even though Amazon helps to streamline the shipping process on behalf of retailers by acting as an intermediary in international transactions between buyers and sellers; there remains the issue of how goods are delivered from local warehouses where they’re stored to their destination – which is typically at one or more designated distribution centers across North America (if not elsewhere).
Many people have turned towards using Amazon’s fulfillment services due largely to its convenience: it permits those who sell products via online marketplaces such as Etsy or eBay without having any inventory themselves do so with relative ease. But merchants run into issues such as stolen packages or broken in the box packages. 3PL companies such as Prime Time Messenger provides better logistics solution by making sure all packages are signed off upon delivery and are not left out unattended.
To conclude, while Amazon FBA is great for the normal merchant, FBM fulfillment is a lot more secure and can provide your customers with top notch customer service!