Fulfilled By Amazon vs Running Your Own E-commerce Site

There are so many ways to run a business online that it is difficult to pick one. The wonderful thing about starting an online business is how much freedom it gives you to make money and live the lifestyle that really works for you. No commuting and far less risk are the other advantages.

Online store business backend

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There is a way in particular that offers the regular person a way to enjoy the benefits of running a business without needing to spend a fortune setting up a brick and mortar store. That is to sell your own products online.…

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A Comprehensive Overview of Fulfillment by Amazon

Fulfillment by Amazon, precisely known as FBA, is a storage and shipping service offered by Amazon on behalf of sellers. As a seller, all you have to do is send your products to Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers.

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) team

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Amazon then takes over picking, packaging, storage, and sending it to the respective buyer. It is also the work of Amazon to take care of post-sale services such as returns, refunds, and customer service.

As a business owner, this could sound like a good plan for your business, especially if you are operating an e-commerce business. So, is Amazon FBA worth it?…

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Basic Steps on How to Build an FBA Strategy

With the surge of e-commerce in the last few years, models like drop shipping and fulfillment programs are seen as lucrative e-commerce strategies that net a lot of profit. Amazon reigns on top of the e-commerce industry, setting the standard for e-commerce businesses.

Amazon warehouse

The sellers on Amazon can choose from one of two ways to sell their product; Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), where the products are shipped to warehouses owned by Amazon and then shipped by them; Merchant-Fulfillment programs do the opposite where the merchant handles the storage and shipment of Amazon products. We’ll be focusing on FBA because it’s viability for small businesses and new merchants.…

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