How do you sell on Amazon?
There are two specific ways to sell products on Amazon. Either using the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program or Seller (Merchant) Fulfillment.
What is Seller (Merchant) fulfilled?
You list products for sale on Amazon’s marketplace, store them in your home and ship them yourself when you make a sale.
What is Fulfillment on Amazon (FBA)?
When participating in the FBA program you will list products for sale, label and package them according to Amazon’s speculations and ship all the items in large boxes to the Amazon fulfillment centers (aka warehouses), where Amazon will store and ship your products when a customer makes a purchase. Both methods have been recently affected by the COVID19 pandemic.
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Which Method Should You Choose?
Choosing the best fit for you depends on circumstances including available storage space, flexibility of time and convenience. If you choose Merchant Fulfillment you will need a place to store your products until you make a sale. At the time of sale, you will need to ship the item to the customer preferably within 24 hours. This requires you to be close to home in the event of a sale. We are currently seeing big increases in sales for MF products sold on Amazon and are lucky to be able to do this while we #stayhome. With FBA, you will prepare larger shipments by sending in all your inventory at once to warehouses where Amazon will store and ship your products on your behalf until you make a sale. When a sale comes in because Amazon will ship your product to the customer on your behalf. Shipping times have also been affected by the coronavirus crisis.