Understand the alternatives to FBA, MFN or FBM for Amazon order fulfilment
Selling through Amazon Marketplace is a great way to get your products in front of new audiences.
When you do so, you have usually have two options for fulfilling your orders:
1. Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA)
You send your inventory to an Amazon fulfilment centre and allow them to pick, pack and ship your orders to customers. This is hassle free for you, but means that your products often end up packaged with items from Amazon or other Marketplace sellers.
2. Merchant Fulfilled Network (MFN) also known as Fulfilment by Merchant (FBM)
You take orders via Amazon Marketplace, but take care of the storage and dispatch of orders yourself. This is more work for you, but enables you to retain control of how you package and ship items.
Whichever option you choose, James and James’ eCommerce fulfilment service could be a more flexible and affordable alternative.
Our Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) alternative
The key difference is that we enable you to retain control of your brand – your products aren’t sent with anyone else’s and the shipping labels, packing slips and packaging can showcase your logo not Amazon’s.
Our Merchant Fulfilled Network (MFN) alternative
If you want to gain the benefits of selling via Amazon Marketplace, but don’t want to lose control of your brand or have the hassle of fulfilling orders yourself, then outsourcing your e-fulfilment to us is a great option.
You’ll be able to reach new audiences and grow your brand via Amazon Marketplace, but still get the benefits of customisable packaging, a range of shipping options and an outsourced fulfilment service.
Get set up in less than 24 hours
The best part of moving to our service is that our order fulfilment software is already integrated with Amazon Marketplace, so you can get set up in less than 24 hours.
Once you have access to our ControlPort system, you simply:
- Add our details to your Amazon Seller account
- Pick which Amazon Marketplace(s) you want to integrate in ControlPort
- Enter your seller ID in our system
- Wait 24 hours while we test everything is working.
Want to know more? Contact us to find out how simple it is to get started.