As an Amazon FBA seller, your business is only as good as the product you sell. Broken goods and damaged packaging can quickly result in damage to your reputation as buyers leave negative reviews on your pages.
Around 15% of all orders from Amazon are returned in some territories and, the biggest reason for these returns tends to be due to damaged or faulty goods being received.
To gain a reputation as a respected and trusted Amazon seller, you need to make sure that every order is compliant and packaged securely and correctly in order to ensure it arrives safe and sound.
What are Amazon FBA inspection and fulfillment prep services?
Amazon FBA Inspection and fulfillment prep companies are organizations who provide a number of services to Amazon FBA sellers. These services include:
Inspection of shipments to ensure that they are Amazon compliant.
Packaging of shipments.
Labelling of shipments.
Packing of product into poly bags
Why Do I Need This Service?
There are a number of reasons why FBA sellers employ the services of FBA inspection and prep companies and these include:
Buying from wholesalers: Many sellers buy their products from large wholesalers such as Alibaba in order to get the best possible prices.
Although domestic wholesalers offer great prices, they don’t unfortunately include any product preparation so goods are supplied as they come without any embellishment.
An FBA prep company will package and label goods sent from the wholesaler to make them ready for shipment to the FBA warehouse.
Location: There are many instances where the seller is not in the same geographical location as the source of the products and so will often not even see the product before it is dispatched to the FBA warehouse.
Inspection and prep companies will ensure that the product is correctly packaged and labeled before it is shipped to the warehouse, saving time and hassle for the seller.
Time and money saving: Amazon has a large number of rules and regulations regarding the packing, labeling and shipping of goods – and these rules are strictly adhered to.
Goods which are incorrectly packaged or labeled or not compliant in any way will often be rejected by Amazon’s FBA warehouses. Often, this can mean that the package is returned to the supplier and the seller then has to repeat the entire process – including the cost.
Using a professional company more or less guarantees that your packages will be compliant and, will therefore be accepted by Amazon without any fuss.
Success: Many Amazon sellers run small operations from home and are happy to do so.
However, for some, the popularity of their product can mean that they are suddenly selling a high volume and are simply unable to complete all of the inspection, packing and shipping work themselves – which is, of course, a good problem to have!
When employing the services of an inspection company, it’s your job to liaise between that company and the supplier of the product to agree timings.
If your inspector arrives before the shipment has completed QC or is simply not ready, it can result in the inspection not being made or extra waiting time charges being added to your invoice.
iLogistics USA can provide an Amazon FBA Inspection & FBA Prep Services for your business in Miami, Florida. Give us a call to learn how we can help you maximize the efficiency of your operation.
See what we can do for you by calling 1-305-909-0400 and as always, a team member will be happy to assist you.