Understand the alternatives to FBA, MFN or FBM for Amazon order fulfillment
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. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)
You send your inventory to an Amazon fulfillment center 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 Fulfillment 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 fulfillment service could be a more flexible and affordable alternative.
Our Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) alternative
Our order fulfillment service works in a similar way to FBA – you send your inventory to one of our global fulfillment centers and we pick, pack and ship the orders you receive via Amazon Marketplace.
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-fulfillment 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 customizable packaging, a range of shipping options and an outsourced fulfillment service.
Get set up in less than 24 hours
The best part of moving to our service is that our order fulfillment 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.