A guide to Amazon FBA

What is Amazon FBA?

Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) is a service which Amazon provides which includes storage, packaging, and shipping assistance to sellers to make their selling experience as smooth and as straightforward as possible. The service offers more flexibility for sellers when launching and selling products on the ecommerce site. With Amazon FBA, sellers are able to ship their stock to an Amazon fulfillment center, and it is here that items are stored in a warehouse until they are sold and ready to be shipped to their final destination. When an order is placed, it will be received in the warehouse by Amazon employees who will pick, pack, and ship the orders.

What are the benefits of Amazon FBA?

The key benefit of Amazon FBA is that it can enable you to scale your business and reach millions of customers. When you consider your customers and where they are likely to shop, there is a great deal of trust associated with Amazon, customers know it is a reliable place to shop with great customer service when things don’t go according to plan. With millions of customers signed up as Prime members it is clear that the consumer trusts in Amazon and the service they provide, therefore it makes for a reliable platform to reach more customers and sell your goods.

What is the Amazon SPN?

The Amazon Service Provider Network (SPN) was introduced around 8 years ago in order to help brands and sellers to launch, manage and grow their business through the support of agencies that are trained and certified by Amazon. 

Amazon vets these providers according to their standards and continuously monitors their performance to make sure standards do not drop and only high – quality service is given. These third party providers help sellers to cover all manner of complexities such as account management, cataloging, compliance, international shipping; covering every aspect of selling a product from photography to exporting. 

Amazon can connect you with trusted local providers globally, so you can be assured that you are optimising your business to reach as many customers as possible and ensuring you are compliant every step of the way.

How can Regional Express help?

Regional Express is a one-stop-shop for all your fulfilment needs when selling on Amazon and an approved solution provider (SPN) for Amazon Global Selling. We can handle everything from customs clearance, returns, fulfilment, warehousing along with competitive air and sea rates to and from the U.S, Canada, China and Europe, and also provide a range of Amazon buffer services and quality control on stock from abroad. 

The advantages of using Regional Express’ services are monitoring of shipments from door-to-door, control of customs clearance in the UK and European destinations, as well as ensuring there are no customs delays. Regional Express also offers storage of your products, with competitive rates and can also provide a quality check if your products have been brought in directly from abroad. If you want to find out more about how you can get started with Regional Express then please head to our dedicated Amazon seller info page, or similarly you can find us on Amazon SPN here.

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