Amazon Marketplace - Shipping Methods

The shipping method you use within Amazon is of your decision, considering it meets the customers chosen timeframe. As referenced before, it is beneficial to go by FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) Service. The less time you spend each day arranging for proper packaging, the additional time you will have in finding and posting new products.

There are many Amazon customers who need a complete Amazon experience. They need Amazon to handle the shipping. Some others may prefer buying products from non-FBA merchants, only if the price difference is remarkable or there is no Amazon dispatching option.

Manage Shipping

You can either manage shipping yourself or can depend upon Amazon for the same. If you take charge of shipping, then Amazon takes an order and sends the requisite information to you. You will be answerable for packing and shipping the product to the customer.

Amazon also offers Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service. Everything you need to do is just ship your product to an Amazon warehouse and Amazon is responsible for packing and delivery the product for you. Thus, you can easily operate your Amazon account sitting anywhere across the globe.

Shipping to Amazon Warehouse

Suppose you wish to work with the Amazon FBA service and want Amazon to deal with the shipping. In this situation, you need to follow the steps given below −

  • Sign up for an FBA account and choose the Amazon shipping button while posting the product and click the ‘Save and Finish’ button. The product needs to be shipped to the proper Amazon Warehouse for it to be dispatched.

  • Create a new shipping plan which includes all the information about the shipment to be sent to Amazon. The location from where the product will be shipped is the address you entered while setting your account. However, you can change this address by entering another Ship-From address.

  • Next, you need to enter the detail of the product type, whether you are dispatching individual products or case-packed products.

    • If you are shipping a dozen of utilized mobiles, each with a alternate model, or having the same model but varying condition will be listed as an individual product. Amazon will scan the barcode of every individual item that you send.

    • On the contrary, if you are shipping a dozen identical units, all with the same SKU number and same condition, then the shipment will be listed as a casepacked shipment. Amazon will simply check the barcode of only one item from each case and enter the number of items.

You need to inform Amazon about the number of units you have prepared for selling. Once you indicate how many units you're offering for sale, Amazon can recognize stock changes that occur in your store. Thus, you should always be sure that you have enough inventories to cover the quantity displayed on Amazon.


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