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Ordering from Amazon – what goes on behind the scenes for sellers?

Life without digital marketplaces and convenient shipping channels is almost inconceivable these days. The Corona crisis in particular shaped buying behavior and led to online marketplaces like Amazon growing strongly and strengthening their market-leading position. Simple ordering processes, convenient payment and fast shipping – that’s the norm. A look behind the scenes shows in particular the importance of the giant Amazon for online retailers who want to make use of the large reach of the digital store. A large number of different distribution and logistics processes are necessary to ensure that everything runs smoothly. With the help of the so-called Fulfillment by Amazon – FBA for short – Amazon enables sellers to have their goods shipped in the name of the company. But even this process route has its advantages and disadvantages, which is why the keyword Pre FBA becomes all the more relevant. First, however, a deeper insight into the Amazon marketplace.

Making use of the reach of Amazon’s digital marketplace

Amazon, as an online retailer, is an accessible and reach-strong way for sellers to distribute their goods. “You sell it. We ship it” describes order fulfillment. By sending inventory to warehouses, Amazon is able to manage merchandise and provide final fulfillment of order and shipping processes. There are different requirements for sellers to use the service. In addition to setting up FBA within their own Amazon account, product listings must also be created. The preparation of the items and subsequent shipping to Amazon are also necessary steps to ensure the sale or shipping via Amazon. Sellers incur fees for the process, which vary depending on the size and weight of the goods for sale. To optimize the process and reduce costs and effort, a Pre FBA warehouse is a recommended solution.

Efficiently optimize processes in logistics through service providers for Pre FBA

The need for a Pre FBA warehouse arises when you take a closer look at Amazon’s requirements. Items must be ready for Amazon to select, pack and ship at any time. What sounds logical and feasible in principle can lead to unplanned consequences in some circumstances. Since items must be available for Amazon on demand from buyers, while also incurring fees for FBA, depending on the demand for your product, long-term storage can occur in many cases. Managing the shipment of goods to Amazon’s warehouses involves a lot of effort as well as high costs at the same time. How do you make your goods available to Amazon without spending unnecessary resources. Pre FBA services such as those offered by Lufapak are the solution to avoid these uncontrolled costs while ensuring a smooth process of selling on Amazon.

Here’s how you can benefit from a Pre FBA warehouse

Preparing merchandise for sale on Amazon is a time-consuming process. Focus on your core business by using a provider like Lufapak for Amazon FBA in between. A Pre FBA warehouse is used to temporarily store merchandise in preparation. In addition, goods can be prepared within the Pre FBA process based on the criteria prescribed by Amazon and other qualitative characteristics of the goods can be checked in advance. A major advantage is the external transfer of all logistics-related processes to a specialized service provider. Pre FBA includes not only the simple inspection and the process of preparing goods for Amazon FBA. Individual processes such as repackaging of items and returns management can also arise in many cases and generate additional extra work. These processes can be covered by a service provider for Pre FBA and in this way all resources can be saved.

Through external Pre FBA, sellers on Amazon can ensure quality control

Buying goods on Amazon has a long chain of logistics processes behind it to provide customers with a satisfactory buying experience. Related to this is quality management, which can also have an impact on the success of your business or store. Service for Pre FBA can help to check goods according to Amazon criteria and prepare them for shipment. Through the Pre FBA warehouse, items are ready for onward shipment to the FBA as quickly as possible, while at the same time incurring fewer fees and storage costs on Amazon’s part. Also, outsourcing the returns process to a Pre FBA service provider can be used to maintain quality standards. In summary, sellers can benefit from service for Pre FBA in many ways through interim warehousing and other externally performed logistics processes. This frees up critical resources to focus more on your core business.

Klara Mirzakhanian
Klara Mirzakhanian
Ich bin seit März 2022 bei Lufapak im Bereich Sales tätig. Im Tagesgeschäft bin ich der Erstkontakt für unsere nationale und internationale Kunden. Die Projektarbeit, wie beispielsweise die Ausarbeitung und Optimierung diverser Prozesse sowie die Unterstützung im Bereich Marketing gehören zu meinen täglichen Aufgaben.
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