Selling on Amazon
Episode #6 of the course Amazon FBA fundamentals: From no-experience to selling your product by Erik Rogne
Now comes the easy part, selling on Amazon.
Selling on Amazon is incredibly easy, you just wait and get sales.
Well, it’s not actually that easy. First, you must get your inventory to Amazon. This is what confuses a lot of people, especially if you want to go straight from your supplier to Amazon, rather than having stock pass through your hands. I also highly recommend that you get your supplier to ship directly to Amazon, because you will save money on additional shipping and your inventory will get to Amazon significantly faster.
So, how do you do that? Now that your listing is all set and ready to go, navigate to the Inventory tab and go to Manage Inventory. You will see your listing ready, but you need to ship items to Amazon. Click the checkbox next to the item, making sure that you have Change to Fulfilled by Amazon on, and then select Send/Replenish Inventory.
After you click this button, Amazon will take you through the process of getting your items from your supplier to Amazon. Be sure to follow Amazon’s rules, which are constantly changing; this process is important to take slow your first time around.
Once you have everything ready, give your supplier your FNSKU numbers (that Amazon provides) and Amazon packaging barcode and let them handle the rest! The process is so simple, and once your supplier ships your inventory directly to Amazon, your item becomes live. Just note: make sure your supplier packs your items in under 50 pound packages, otherwise you will be flagged for having to have Amazon use a lift to move your packages, and if you do this too many times, you will be restricted in the Amazon system and potentially kicked off from being a seller.
When your product gets to Amazon, they will inspect your inventory, count it by scanning in your FNSKU number, and place it in a specific region to find it. You will get email notifications for every step of this process, and there is no work on your end. All you have to do is make sure that you and your supplier followed Amazon’s instructions.
Now that your item is live, let’s go ahead and kickstart your selling by marketing your item!
In this lesson, we talked about selling on Amazon. In the next lesson, we will talk about marketing through Amazon and other channels.
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