Whether to participate in Fulfillment by Amazon, also known as FBA program, could be one of the most important decisions you can make as a business owner. Transdail can help you make that decision and offer options either way you decide. FBA participation can be a breeze when you partner with Transdail. Basically, we handle your order fulfillment for Amazon orders rather than having Amazon staff doing it for you.
Let’s go over the pros and cons of dealing with FBA alone as opposed to having Transdail as a partner.
Amazon gives small and mid-sized businesses unprecedented access to customers all over the world. You could never replicate this sort of market share on your own. Amazon is a great choice for this reason alone. They will provide storage for your product and fulfill orders from their facilities on your behalf. They will also process payment, returns, refunds and more for you.
However, Amazon has strict rules and regulations that must be adhered to participate in the FBA program. If you are just starting off, you would need to set up everything from scratch and wait for Amazon’s approval before you can be operational. This will cost you both money and time. Our facility is already approved as an Amazon FBA order fulfillment center so that streamlines your entry to the market and saves you money.
Yes, Amazon does have all this in place as well but with solely using their facilities, you must ensure your business complies and stays within the boundaries that Amazon has set. If you are non-compliant, you run the risk of having your account penalized. However, by having Transdail act as a middle man, you won’t need to worry about being non-compliant because it is our company that would need to maintain compliance.
Transdail has been working with FBA for quite some time and we know exactly how Amazon wants things done and what their requirements are. You will never have to worry about being non-compliant with FBA when you partner with us.
Transdail has been dealing with order fulfillment for a long time. While we may not be Amazon, we provide similar and, in some cases, better service when it comes to order fulfillment. We have plenty of resources, staff, and equipment at our disposal and years of customer service under our belt. By choosing to partner with Transdail, your business gets all the perks Amazon has to offer and we deal with all the grunt work like completing product lists and sourcing issues per Amazon’s exact guideline.
We utilize cutting-edge inventory management system and most of our processes are automated. We use custom barcodes that allow inventory tracking to be a breeze. Our staff double checks all electronic data with visual and physical methods.
Transportation Management System or TMS for short, allows us to track shipments throughout transit. We create labels with custom barcode attached to products when they arrive. Product is visually inspected upon arrival and any damages are immediately reported back to our clients. Inventory stocks are closely monitored while in storage and physical inspections are routinely done so issues can be detected before they can become a major headache. You will receive system notification of low stock and upcoming expiration dates. All products have assigned storage zones within the facility and those locations can be viewed in the system effortlessly.
Amazon does minimal inspection while our checking methods are performed more frequently and thoroughly to ensure strict quality control and customer satisfaction.
Our inspection of outgoing orders makes certain there are less returns from customers on the ground of damaged item which saves you money and increases your profit margin. Your customer will have an overall better experience and more likely make a repeat purchase from you. Amazon on the other hand, just because of their sheer size, cannot promise the same level of attention or service that we provide.
Our near perfect order fulfillment accuracy rate is something that even Amazon can be envious of.
Registering accurately each product you intend to sell via FBA is another requirement of FBA participation. All products must be submitted to FBA and must include serial numbers, ASIN, ISBN, and UPC numbers as applicable. The listing must also include accurate manufacturer info, product and model numbers, dimensions and weight. You must choose the correct category and subcategory for each product as well. If you have a long list of items for sale, this task quickly becomes overwhelming. With tons of information, it’s easy to make mistake but Amazon doesn’t take inaccurate information lightly.
Don’t get discouraged just yet! As your partner, Transdail is well-versed with all the requirements and we have dedicated listing staff who specializes in accurate product listing.
ORDER PREPARATION AND PACKAGING
Breaking down bulk items from a larger shipment to retail packaging is one of our more popular services. If your product comes to us in bulk form, we will happily break it down per your preferences and repackage according to your instructions for retail sales. Amazon doesn’t repack the way we do, and you must play by their rule if you task them with repackaging. On the flip side, we can repack products for you in any way you specify.
In addition to our already discounted shipping rates, we offer special rates for freight services. We even assist customers with carrier negotiations if needed.
When you opt to work with FBA, you will find that there are certain products that are restricted or barred from FBA. Transdail does not have such restrictions and can easily fill orders for those items that Amazon won’t. We will gladly put our staff and service against Amazon’s any day of the week. They may be bigger, but they are not better than us when it comes to serving customers.
In our opinion working with Amazon has serious upside potential, however we recommend doing it in partnership with Transdail by your side. Enjoy the best of both worlds with the exposure of Amazon and the personalized attention and service of Transdail.
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