Creating A New Shipping Plan Inside Amazon Seller Central

Creating A New Shipping Plan Inside Amazon Seller Central

Refer to this blog post for how to add a product. Adding a new listing into a new shipping plan This is the next step after you create a new listing into Seller Central from “Add A Product”. Create a new shipping plan or add to an existing shipping plan. We are going to create a new shipping plan. Choose your shipping address. This should be your prep company’s address, if you are located outside of the US like me. You can always choose to edit the ship from address…

Amazon Merchant Fulfill Order

Amazon Merchant Fulfill Order

I finally had my first Merchant Fulfill Order. Was initially excited, until I realized what a pain it is. Just look at the shipping methods they have -_- And in case you are wondering, no, I did not want to Merchant Fulfill. But I accidentally bought some items which are classified as Hazmat by Amazon, so it wasn’t an option. Please follow and like us:

Seller Central Reports : Tracking Reimbursements for Damaged, Destroyed and Lost inventory

Seller Central Reports : Tracking Reimbursements for Damaged, Destroyed and Lost inventory

Inside Seller Central, there is a Reports section where you can pull all sorts of useful reports regarding aspects of your Amazon business. One of the problem I face as an Amazon seller, is the amount of lost and damaged inventory that goes on inside Amazon’s warehouses. When inventory goes missing, or is damaged and destroyed, sellers should be automatically reimbursed for it. However, that is not always the case. Hence it is a good idea to run the reports and check them on a regular basis. Reports to generate There…

Multi-Channel Fulfillment with Amazon

Multi-Channel Fulfillment with Amazon

Multi-Channel Fulfillment is a feature offered by Amazon to it’s marketplace sellers to leverage on Amazon’s shipping and fulfillment services for orders from seller’s other sales channels. Fulfillment orders can be created for items you have stored inside Amazon’s warehouse. After you create a fulfillment order from within Amazon Seller Central, Amazon will pick, pack and ship them to your customers. You can use this service to fulfill orders from your own e-commerce sites or other marketplaces that you are selling at. You can leverage on Amazon’s low shipping rates, and offer reliable one-day, two-day…

Amazon Business Reports – Are you getting the Buy Box?

Amazon Business Reports – Are you getting the Buy Box?

Getting the sale, largely depends on if you are getting the Buy Box. To get a breakdown of Buy Box percentage of all your listings, you can go to “Reports”->”Business Reports” Under “Business Reports”, you will see various options. To check your Buy Box percentage, go to “By ASIN”. You can use either 3 of those options to check the various listings you have. The screenshot I have above is from selecting “Detail Page Sales and Traffic”. Along with showing you the Buy Box Percentage, it also shows the units ordered,…

Wholesale – Pros and Cons

Wholesale – Pros and Cons

When I first started out on Amazon, I started with Online arbitrage. It wasn’t too bad, there were hits and misses, but I guess that’s just part of the learning process. I did online arbitrage for about one month before I realized I’m running out of profitable stuff to buy. After a few frustrating days of spending hours of searching on the internet and finding nothing worth buying, I decided to just go Wholesale. Wholesale sounds wonderful really,  you just have to find the gold, and keep replenishing it. Sounds…

Reconciling Your Amazon Shipments

Reconciling Your Amazon Shipments

Basically after you ship in your items, you do need to check if Amazon received everything correctly. Because usually they don’t. To reconcile your shipment, go to “Inventory” -> “Manage FBA Shipments” Next, you will come to a page where you can see all your shipping plans. As you can see, though my shipment was sent in somewhere in May, they are still pending in “Receiving” status. It now takes about one month for Amazon to be done “Receiving” the items. Click on “Track Shipment” to see more details for each…

What should you sell on Amazon?

What should you sell on Amazon?

Million dollar question 😉 Obviously I won’t be able to tell you exactly what I am selling. But I do have a set of guidelines influencing my decisions. Category New sellers are typically restricted in some categories. Examples of restricted categories are Grocery, Health & Personal Care, Beauty, etc. You want to give those a miss when you first start out. And yup, I’m still gated in those 🙁 There is no such thing as the “most profitable” category. There are opportunities in all categories. You just need to find it! Best Sellers…

Dealing with unsellable inventory – Creating removal order

Dealing with unsellable inventory – Creating removal order

So if an item is deem unsellable by Amazon. It will go to into your inventory as “unfulfillable”. To check if you have any “unfulfillable” inventory, go to “Inventory”-> “Manage Inventory” -> “Remove Unfulfillable Inventory” As you can see, I have 2. To create a removal order, click on “Create removal order” to go to the next step. Enter the address you want Amazon to send the item to. For my case, it’s the address of my prep company. My Prep company will do the inspection to see if the item…

Seller Central Reports : Amazon’s return policy – My Amazon returns for the past 180 days

Seller Central Reports : Amazon’s return policy – My Amazon returns for the past 180 days

Before you get into this business, you may need to note that Amazon returns are part and parcel of this business. Amazon’s return policy is the reason why people love shopping there. Customers can easily return most items they bought within 30 days. What this means to sellers is that, you need to account for this as a cost of business. Link to Amazon’s return policy here. My returns for the past 180 days and a breakdown of what it means : “Damaged” – Amazon will take responsibility for the damage and seller…