You can use Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) to send inventory to one of our fulfillment centres. When a customer places an order, Amazon packs/handles the stored inventory and ships it for you.
The benefits of using FBA include:
We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the FBA fees and rate structure
The Fulfillment by Amazon Revenue Calculator is a great resource for determining what your actual fulfillment costs will be and how that impacts your margin – the amount of money left-over after you have subtracted all of your costs (materials, time, shipment, taxes, and other overhead).
When you initially create your listings for your products, the default shipping option is Merchant Fulfilled. Switching to FBA requires that you make a change.
Proper preparation, packaging, and labelling can help ensure your products get transported safely and securely to the fulfillment centre and made available quickly to customers. Prior to sending items to Amazon, you will need to ensure that they are prepared correctly.
As hand-crafted products do not have a barcode attached to them, each product must be labelled individually with FBA Labels containing an Amazon barcode so that they can be received at Amazon’s Fulfillment Centres.
When you are ready to send inventory to Amazon, you begin by creating a shipping plan. A shipping plan specifies:
Specific details for creating a shipping plan can be found at Send/replenish inventory to Amazon.
Replenishment alerts: Amazon will alert you when remaining inventory falls below a threshold of your choosing. We suggest a duration of 4-8 weeks cover, which is likely to give you enough time to prepare/send inventory and have it received before items sell out.
Determining if Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is right for your business by using the FBA Revenue Calculator. This tool allows you to calculate your FBA fees by entering in the ASIN that you are interested in enrolling. There are no inventory minimums, so you control which and how many items you enrol.
Yes, but modify the title so that the listing is not a duplicate. Send in the non-customizable SKU to FBA and your offer with customizations can remain in MFN.
You list a personalized necklace with chain lengths offered in 12”, 18”, and 22”. You could offer one, two, or all three sizes without personalization through FBA by creating a unique custom-disabled listing for each size. You could also create a separate merchant-fulfilled listing that offers engraving in all the chain lengths.
You have multiple candles in five different colour containers. You could have an FBA offer for your best-selling colours – green and blue and also an MFN listing with customization options offering all five colours.
Listings must be custom disabled with attributes such as size or colour fixed to be eligible.
Refer Removal Process.