WHAT IS FBA?
Amazon FBA is a fulfillment service offered by Amazon, and it stands for Fulfilled by Amazon. Basically, using Amazon FBA, you let Amazon take care of the packing and shipping of the products you sell to your customers. When they place orders on your inventory, you just send the products to an Amazon warehouse, and the rest will be taken care of by Amazon itself. If you're working with a supplier who doesn't send inventory directly to Amazon, you can have them ship the products out to prep centers, who will pack them and ship them to an Amazon warehouse. Another benefit that FBA has is that sellers who operate under Amazon FBA have a higher chance at getting the Buy Box, which is a pretty big deal in Amazon! On top of that, as an FBA seller, your customers can enjoy the free 2-day shipping option which is not shared by FBM sellers.
WHAT IS AN FBA PRODUCT?
An Amazon FBA product is basically inventory which gets sent to an Amazon warehouse either directly from your supplier, or by a prep center. Amazon will get the inventory, stock it in its warehouse, until it's ready to be shipped out to your customers. It's not free, as opposed to FBM (Fulfillment by Merchant). Amazon will collect a fulfillment fee, as well as a fee for storing your orders in its warehouses. But if you ask us, it's the safest way of doing things on Amazon, because who better than Amazon to trust inventory packing and shipping to? They will get things done, and you'll be free to focus on your business. Plus, the fulfillment and storage fees are really not that astronomical!
IS FBA STILL A THING IN 2020?
Definitely! Why stress out over packing and shipping your orders to customers, when Amazon can do it instead of you? Who would pass on a higher chance of getting that Buy Box? Many sellers are using FBA, which only points to its increasing popularity. Plus, FBA sellers are more attractive to customers anyway, because they can get the free 2-day shipping option on the orders they place.
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