How to Pay Less Amazon FBA Fees Without Sacrificing Service!

September 17 2018 IN amazon How to Pay Less Amazon FBA Fees Without Sacrificing Service!

How to Pay Less Amazon FBA Fees (Without Sacrificing Service!)

For consumers all over the world, Amazon is a blessing. No other online retailer can deliver such a wide array of products as soon as two days. Although great for customers, the advantages of Amazon can be discouraging to small business owners. It may seem futile to try to compete with a company of this magnitude and range. Instead of competing against Amazon, it could be a great business plan to partner with the company instead!

Half of the items customers purchase on Amazon actually come from small and medium-sized businesses in more than 130 countries around the world. Amazon FBA allows e-commerce stores to post their products on Amazon's worldwide platform to reach a greater audience and even be eligible for 2-day shipping. Amazon FBA even stores and delivers your items to customers for you! While Amazon can handle the logistics of storing, shipping, and delivering your items, you can focus more on improving and expanding your business.

What is Amazon FBA?

Amazon FBA stands for "Fulfillment by Amazon," and its process is fairly straightforward:

  • First, you send your products to one of Amazon's fulfillment centers for storage. Once your products arrive, you can use Amazon's package tracking system to monitor them.
  • When a customer orders any of your products, Amazon picks and packs their order.
  • Amazon ships the package to the customer and sends them tracking information.
  • If a customer is ever dissatisfied, Amazon's customer service will be in touch with them and will manage returns if needed.

Besides saving you time by handling your shipping and customer service needs, there are several other benefits of using Amazon's FBA services.

Benefits for Businesses

Most importantly, it's simple to get started with Fulfillment by Amazon. All you need to do is set up an Amazon seller account and then click the "Start selling" link. There will be a few simple instructions to complete set-up, and then you'll be ready to sell your products.

Cost efficiency is another great benefit for small businesses. A "Professional" Amazon seller account only costs $39.99 per month, plus any selling fees for their items. For this cost, your products are listed on Amazon's internationally used platform, and you don't have to worry about storing, packing, or shipping your products.

While Amazon handles the logistics of packing and delivering your items, you can use this time to enhance your own business website. Amazon users frequently check the websites of third-party sellers, which gives you another way to market and sell your products. A well-maintained site also helps your business seem more trustworthy to consumers.

Being partnered with Amazon allows your business to reach a much larger audience without having to spend a lot of time on advertising and marketing. Nate Masterson, marketing manager for Maple Holistics, says, "Not only would I recommend becoming an Amazon Marketplace Partner to small businesses, I would argue that becoming established as an Amazon Marketplace Partner is imperative to the future success of any small business."

A product listed as "Fulfilled by Amazon" indicates that it is also eligible for free, 2-day shipping for Amazon Prime members. There are nearly 85 million members who specifically search for products with the "Prime" logo, and having your products listed can mean fast, free shipping for your customers. This alone can increase customer satisfaction and may mean repeated business from the same customers in the future. Another advantage of being listed as FBA is that your products will show up in search results before products that aren't Fulfilled by Amazon. Imagine your product showing up first in a customer's search results! This is the kind of visibility that lots of business owners can only dream about, but FBA makes it entirely possible.

However, even if customers want to return a purchase, FBA makes returns quick and easy for them. In most cases, customers simply attach the return shipping label to the box the product came in, and the postage is paid for by Amazon. For small e-commerce sites, returns can often be tricky and may lead to customer frustration. A smooth returns process means less stress for both you and for customers.

How to Get Started

After setting up an Amazon seller account, you may be wondering where to go from here. If you want your products to reach the largest audience possible, you should think about posting your products not only on Amazon and your own website, but across multiple online channels. ListingMirror helps you post your products on dozens of sites including Walmart, Ebay, Amazon, just to name a few. ListingMirror offers businesses a free demo to show them how easy it is to be listed on multiple channels and how it can help you expand your business.

Sell More. Work Less.

Enable your business to do more, with less!
Become a Multi Channel Pro!

Latest Posts

5 Critical Things Every Amazon Seller Should Know

December 6, 2018

The Past, Present, and Future of Multi-Channel eCommerce

November 27, 2018

Why You Should Sell on Walmart Marketplace Now

November 19, 2018

Listing Mirror Wins 2018 Inventory Management Software Rising Star Award and Great User Experience from FinancesOnline Directory!

November 15, 2018

5 Things You Must Consider for a Multi-Channel Selling Strategy

November 14, 2018

Marketplace Updates: What's Happening in 2019?

November 13, 2018

Walmart Marketplace: What to Expect in 2019

November 9, 2018

Expanding Your Sales on Amazon and eBay Using FBA

November 8, 2018

Using Amazon FBA for eBay Fulfillment

November 7, 2018

Multi-Channel Inventory Management for Ecommerce

November 5, 2018
Sell More. Work Less.

Sign Up Now!

Even More Posts
Multi-channel Marketing Strategies for Ecommerce
November 2, 2018
Want to Sell More on the Walmart Marketplace?
November 1, 2018
The Essentials: The Simple Guide to Inventory Management for Ecommerce
October 31, 2018
Listing Products on eBay: the Do's and Don'ts.
October 30, 2018
Balancing Wholesale and Direct-to-Consumer Sales
October 29, 2018
The Benefits of Kitting and Bundling
October 26, 2018
How To Choose the Best Products for FBA
October 25, 2018
Top Trends of Marketplaces in 2018
October 24, 2018
How to Become a Seller on Walmart Marketplace
October 23, 2018
Why the Walmart Seller Channel is Underutilized (and How to Utilize It Effectively)
October 19, 2018
How Does the 'Amazon's Choice' Algorithm Work?
October 18, 2018
Benefits of Amazon Multi-Channel Fulfillment
October 17, 2018
How to Increase your eBay Seller Ratings Quickly
October 16, 2018
5 Reasons to Start Your Multi Channel eCommerce Project Today
October 15, 2018
How to Import Using Amazon to eBay Listing Software
October 12, 2018
Boost your Sales, with ease.

Sign Up for Demo!