Fulfillment by Merchant (FBM)
Self-employment, being your own boss and financial independence – what more could you ask for? When you create and set up an account, you need to make the first big decision: FBA (shipped by Amazon) or Fulfillment by Merchant(FBM) (retailer shipping)?
WHAT IS AMAZON FBM?
Fulfillment by seller means shipping through FBM , seller. Retailers can offer their products in any Amazon marketplace, but must handle shipping themselves.
If you choose FBA , Fulfillment by Amazon, Amazon takes care of storage and shipping. This can be valuable, but of course there are always certain requirements, costs and fees associated with it.
How is shipping done by the seller?
It’s actually pretty simple. Create your account and build your lists. If you’re happy with your listing, should you decide on FBA or FBM?
As I said, storage and transportation is the responsibility of the retailer. Reliable shipping companies or other shipping partners are therefore crucial to retaining customers and providing a positive shopping experience.
When is FBM suitable for me?
FBM is suitable for dealers who produce or sell a small number of copies. If you sell only a few units per month or if the profit margin of the products is still very low and therefore FBA costs consume profits.
However, selling as many products as possible to as many customers as possible is quite difficult with FBM rather than FBA.
As an FBM seller, do I have to pay Amazon?
There are no real fees for FBM. But shipping, possibly storage and other factors will of course have costs. This should be calculated and included in the pricing.
What are the disadvantages of shipping through a seller?
- High shipping charges for shipping from Turkey
- Seller’s payment of Customs VAT in shipments from Turkey and failure to return it
- VAT registration in the country of the final consumer and payment of the VAT of the product
- Problems with shipping delays, increasing the potential for Amazon Suspend.
- Amazon VAT service is strongly discouraged.
PRIME BY SELLER
Users who do not want to use the FBA method or who want to sell products that Amazon warehouses do not accept can send products to any warehouse in Germany.
Seller Shipping Prime
Merchant Shipping Prime is a Prime shipping program that allows you to deliver products directly from your own warehouse to Prime customers within the country. By viewing the Prime label, you are committing to sending orders for Prime customers with One Day Shipping at no additional charge. After you successfully complete the Seller Fulfillment Prime trial period, your products displayed with the Prime tag are more easily visible to millions of Amazon customers. Through this program, you can send the products you want with Amazon-approved transportation solutions. So you can meet the high performance requirements of the Prime customer experience.
This program is especially recommended for your products that are not eligible for FBA, as these products are shown with the Prime label thanks to the program. Our prime shipping solutions complement each other. As your stock grows, you can choose the most appropriate shipping solution for the types of SKUs you sell. When you use these two Prime shipping options together, you can deliver your entire product range with Prime solutions.
Why should I use the Seller Shipping Prime service?
Prime members are Amazon’s most loyal customers. They love to buy Prime products because of the many advantages such as guaranteed delivery dates, catch-it-all opportunities and 24/7 customer service in the language of the marketplace. Therefore, registering your products in the Prime program increases the visibility and appeal of the products, thus increasing the sales potential.
Other benefits of signing up for Seller Shipping Prime include:
- Increased visibility of products thanks to the Prime label, resulting in reaching millions of loyal Amazon customers
- Compete more effectively for the Buy Box
- Easily send orders from other channels
How much does Seller Shipping Prime cost?
Prime labeled products are shipped the same day without any shipping charges from the customer. The cost to you is the cost of the required shipping label purchased through Buy Shipping and belonging to an approved Seller Shipping Prime carrier.
Click here to see details on Seller Shipping Prime shipping pricing .
On Seller Central, click here to view the Seller Shipping Prime price lists available in Germany .
For detailed information on Seller Shipping Prime features, policies, and tools, use the table of contents below to navigate to the relevant topic.