When you sell on Amazon, you can choose how storage, packaging, delivery & returns are handled. With FBA or Easy Ship, Amazon will handle delivery & customer returns. You can also choose to ship the product yourself.
Amazon gives us a very steady cash flow mechanism, you know on the Wednesday every week you’re going to get this much into your account. From a monthly revenue of 10000, we do about 4 to 5 lakhs of business with Amazon now.
Who takes care of packaging? If I take care of packaging, where do I get the packaging material from?
Packaging depends on your which fulfillment option you use to deliver your products. With FBA, we take care of packaging your product in a delivery box. With Easy Ship and Self Ship, you will have to take care of packaging, and you can purchase Amazon packaging material.
This depends on which fulfillment option you use to deliver your products. With FBA & Easy Ship, Amazon will handle the delivery of products to customers (and returns). When you choose Self-ship, you will deliver the products yourself where you can use third party courier services or your own delivery associates (for Local Shops)
What are the different fees applicable when I sell on amazon?
Amazon charges two common fees: Referral Fees (% fee based on your product category) and Closing Fee (flat fee for every order placed). The remaining fees will be charged based on your fulfillment option & program/service you are availing from Amazon.
How can I calculate fees that I have to pay to amazon for my products?
To calculate your fees, you would first need to understand the Amazon Fulfillment options available to you, and choose which one you would be using for your products. Many sellers choose combinations of fulfillment options.
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)
Amazon stores, packs & delivers your products to the customers
Easy Ship (ES)
You store & pack your products, Amazon delivers it to your customers
You store, pack & deliver your products to your customers
After this, you can go about calculating your approximate fees for your product.