How to Ship to Amazon FBA
Once the research is complete and a winning product is found, there was a need for Fulfillment-by-Amazon (FBA) sellers to ship directly to the warehouses. By doing business with a supplier and creating a private label product, FBA sellers can now ship products to another location before they head to Amazon. The question is why do the sellers have to have their suppliers send their products directly to Amazon?
Some sellers prefer making sure the products are good by themselves, so they leave a limited quantity to be sent to Amazon stocks. However, sellers that use this approach must know how to get their items to the warehouse of Amazon once they are ready. If you are a newbie in selling from Amazon, fixing up your very first FBA shipment can be quite challenging.
Luckily, this article will come in handy because it discusses the steps you need to make if you are interested in FBA shipping. Let’s see what will certainly help you set up the business and get to work quickly without much hassle.
Lately, Amazon implemented a new update of the “Send to Amazon” option, which stands for a three-step shipment workflow that lets you set your shipment. The first shipment can be a stressful experience, and it takes a couple of repetitions to master it.
Inside Seller Central, you will find your listing there.
Simply navigate to the “Manage Inventory” button and find your listings.
Upon step 1, you shall go to a drop-down menu located on the right side where it is labeled “Edit”. Then you go for “Send/Replenish Inventory”.
On this one, you will be asked to enter the address from which you will ship things. If your items are at your house, then put your home address. After that, you need to decide whether it’s about individual or case-packed products. In case your shipment is made of multiple items that have different SKU codes or other attributes like new, used, etc.
This option works well if you are a retail arbitrage seller that wants to deliver different products to Amazon at the same time. On the other hand “case-packed products” is a good option if you are about to ship a package of items under one single SKU. Many ship multiple items of private-label products like this.
When you proceed, you will be asked to type how many units of the products are in the case, as well as how many cases will be shipped.
Now step 5 is a step where you will have to decide whether your products need to be handled before they are shipped to Amazon. Sometimes you need to put it in a poly bag, label or bubble-wrap it.
The good thing is that Amazon will inform you about the category of products you need a prep for. If your products are not found in such a category, you will need no prior prep for your products.
The last thing you have to do is an overall review of your shipping method, the carrier, as well as the number of boxes. Keep in mind that the cost to ship to Amazon FBA will differ based on the shipping selection. There are also different options to use if you need to schedule or pay for the shipment from this page, or even customize the labels for the boxes you ship.
By now it is clear that Amazon FBA is a great way to improve sales. Instead of multiple processes like web maintenance, order processing, etc, Amazon FBA businesses seem to find a quicker way to enter the markets where millions of potential buyers see your products.