Are you selling your physical products on multiple websites? Perhaps you sell on eBay, Amazon or your own eCommerce website. If this applies to you, then perhaps you should think about trying out multi channel selling using Amazon’s Multi-Channel Fulfillment (MCF) service.
With Amazon’s Multi Channel Fulfillment service you can store your products in Amazon's warehouses and use their fulfillment services to ship your inventory to non-Amazon customers who may have purchased your products on another platform on which you sell, such eBay or your own business website. This will streamline the process and allow you to gain more revenue in less time, which is great for any entrepreneur.
Watch this short video for the benefits and steps required to set up and use Amazon's Multi-Channel Fulfillment Service. The author of the video adds to this information by providing a tutorial of precisely what Amazon’s Multi-Channel Fulfillment service is and how it works by taking the viewer to the actual interface and going through everything in a step-by-step manner. He also shows personal examples of what he has done using the service:
Here are the steps to follow when setting up the service:
- Log into your Seller Central Account.
- Create a shipment through the Inventory Amazon Fulfills Form by selecting the item you want to ship.
- Select “Create Fulfillment Order.”
- This leads you to the next page, the Multi-Channel Fulfillment Order page, with its simple interface that allows you to enter the client address to inform where you are shipping the item.
- Select the order date of when you want to ship the item and the quantity of the item.
- Go to the next stage, which is the “Review and Place Order” section of the page.
- Select an option for shipping—from standard shipping to one day or two day shipping with the fees being shown underneath the options.
- Hit “place order” and you are good to go.
In this article on Sellerengine, JD Aspinall states that you can use this method for any combination of items, so you won’t be blocked if you only sell specific items or categories of items. The author also cautions the interested party that this method can only be used for orders in the U.S., so if you have many international clients or buyers, this method cannot be used.
Aspinall says that your orders, no matter the company used, will be shipped in the standard Amazon shipping packaging and boxing. If you are really working to make a name for yourself through branding your own image, you should take this fact into consideration.
Aspinall also discusses when you should use the Amazon Multi-Channel Fulfillment service, which includes shipping your products from other eCommerce sites. As a very attractive add-to value, the shipping is fast, as in next-day or less, with the shipping being extremely cheap or free for your customers.
For a clear and concise understanding of Amazon’s Multi-Channel Fulfillment service, definitely check out the article and video mentioned above to learn more about this great option for your eCommerce business needs.
Let's Discuss: Do you see a need for using Amazon's Multi-Channel Fulfillment service in your business? Do you have any experiences with it? Please share in the comments below.
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