Amazon’s Seller Fulfilled Prime program gives sellers the advantages of the Prime badge without having to use FBA. So what’s the catch?
Amazon Prime has changed the face of online shopping since its debut in 2005. Prime made it possible for consumers to get unlimited orders delivered to their doors within two days, for a flat annual price.
It didn’t take long for shoppers to learn that when they see the Prime badge on an item, they will get fast, free and reliable delivery. As a result, products which qualify for Prime get a lot more attention and sales from the 100+ million Amazon Prime subscribers in the U.S.
Sellers want a piece of this action too, but at first they could only qualify for Prime by putting their inventory into the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program. FBA works well but can be expensive and isn’t a good option for all items.
This changed when Amazon released Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP). With SFP, businesses running their own shipping operation can get the Prime badge on their products without using FBA. For some businesses, SFP completely changes the Amazon game for them.
Here’s everything you need to know about Amazon Seller Fulfilled Prime.
Find out which online marketplaces rule their countries, regions and product categories in our definitive list of marketplaces worldwide.
Globally, more than 50% of ecommerce sales were made through online marketplaces in 2018, and that is forecast to grow to about two-thirds within five years.
We are well acquainted with the likes of Amazon, eBay, Rakuten and Alibaba – the giants of online retail – but who are the rising stars? Who are the other big players around the world? Which are the best places to sell niche products?
In this post, we have compiled a definitive list of all the online marketplaces around the world, and we answer those questions and more.
We start with the complete list of 146 marketplaces, then we look at the most popular product categories, and the best-served global regions. We include a detailed breakdown of the top four product categories – fashion, books, homewares and electronics – and finally take a look at the top marketplaces by region.
Analyze any product on Amazon, eBay and Walmart, across 16 different markets, with product and market research platform Algopix.
Products are the bread and butter of an ecommerce business. Some sellers get lucky and find a product that shifts from their digital shelves like no other, but many struggle to find the sweet spot.
As a result, sellers often end up with a lot of inventory that won’t budge. This costs them time, money, and resources and, in the worst case scenario, can bring a business to its knees.
Today, product research is easier than ever before. Algopix pinpoints products that are successful by providing users with estimated unit sales, expenses breakdowns, and competitor analysis across Amazon, eBay, and Walmart.
Dig deep into sales data and product information to discover trends and best-selling items with these handy Amazon product finder tools.
Finding products to sell is one of the most important parts of building a successful Amazon business.
This is where Amazon product research comes into play. The process involves looking for a product that’s already performing well to copy, adapt, or improve upon to reap similar – if not better – benefits. The thing is, Amazon’s website is built for shoppers, which means it shows limited information that sellers need to know.
With an Amazon product finder, you can dig deep into sales data to determine which niches are trending, which products get the most monthly sales, and which listings could be improved to boost revenue. Trying to do this manually would be incredibly time-consuming.
Over the past week, we’ve been researching five Amazon product finder tools, and have put together a guide highlighting their key features, how they work, and what product information they can help you uncover.
Outsource bookkeeping, improve your financial management skills, and increase your profits, with ecommerce specialist Zynergy Books.
Bookkeeping is a necessary evil for online retailers. Some sellers see hundreds of transactions a day, making it difficult to keep track of money going in and out. On top of that, cashflow issues can go unnoticed and threaten the survival of any business, even those that are very profitable.
The obvious solution is to hire a professional bookkeeper to balance the numbers and keep your books correct and up-to-date. But there’s only so much a bookkeeper can do. You’ll typically have contact with your bookkeeper once a month, when you send over your latest figures, then they’ll then go away and work their magic alone. Rinse and repeat every month.
Zynergy Books does things differently. They provide bookkeeping services to ecommerce businesses, so sellers can offload that work and spend their time more productively. But then Zynergy uses their experience in both ecommerce and finance to provide personalized coaching, helping retailers cut costs, improve cashflow and boost profits.