In order to be able to offer customers the coveted Prime service, sellers generally have two options: either the goods must be stored directly on site at Amazon ("Fulfillment by Amazon"), or alternatively there is an option of registering for the "Seller Fulfilled Prime" programme and thus being able to ship the desired goods to the customer directly from its own warehouse.
Typically, the "Fulfilment by Amazon" service is used and thus the goods are delivered from the individual sellers to an Amazon warehouse. This has a clear advantage: the logistics services are completely omitted for the supplier. On the other hand, however, there are also considerable financial disadvantages. For example, there are shipping and transport costs for all outward and return shipments, storage fees, classic storage costs according to cubic metres stored and, not to forget, sales commissions squeeze the margin. In the Seller Fulfilled Prime programme, on the contrary, all logistics services are managed within the sellers' own distribution centre - from storage to shipping. However, any company wishing to participate in this programme must fulfil a number of requirements in advance, such as
- Experience in the “Fulfillment by Amazon” programme
- Adherence to the service levels imposed by Amazon
- Use of predefined carriers that are intended for “Seller Fulfilled Prime”
- Integration of the Merchant Fulfillment API
Through the “Seller Fulfilled Prime API” in SuPCIS-L8, the user benefits from maximum flexibility as well as maximum profitability and speed!
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