An alternative to Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA)
Fulfilment by Amazon, also known as FBA, is the eCommerce giant’s own order fulfilment service. Whilst you can’t argue with the success of Amazon’s e-retail business model, you may feel as though you are one-among-many who are using its fulfilment service. Amazon’s fulfilment offering is simply that; a fulfilment service and nothing more.
Whether you are new to FBA, have been using them for an extensive period of time, or are still considering your options for eCommerce fulfilment, rest assured that with Pointbid you will get a personal service that is tailored to and grows with your business. You will have a dedicated account manager, seamless integration with your online store, and attention to detail that will ensure your business can thrive with our help.
Understanding Amazon Order Fulfilment
If you are selling your products through the Amazon Marketplace, you already have access to a wide audience of engaged shoppers. The next piece of the puzzle is how to fulfil the orders when they come rushing in.
Amazon typically gives you two options when it comes to order fulfilment:
1. Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA)
With FBA your stock is held at one of Amazon’s fulfilment centres, so that when someone purchases your products from the Marketplace, the team at the Amazon warehouse will pick, pack and ship the order to customers. The service in itself can be stress-free for you, as Amazon takes on all of the fulfilment work, but oftentimes your products will reach customers packaged with other items from different sellers and Amazon. This can potentially affect your repeat business and overall marketing of your brand.
2. Merchant Fulfilled Network (MFN) or Fulfilment by Merchant (FBM)
With MFN/FBM, you retain some of the control as you store your inventory yourself and manage the despatch of orders. You have the control when it comes to packaging your orders, but you also have a lot more work to do in shipping products and having sufficient storage space.
How can we help with your Amzon Fulfillment?
Regardless of how you’re selling your products on Amazon and which Amazon fulfilment services route you’re using, Pointbid can offer you a cost effective and affordable alternative to Fulfilment By Amazon.
Our order fulfilment service is quite similar to Amazon Fulfilment in the sense that we take care of the storage of your products, as well as the shipping of orders. However, with Pointbid, our aim is to help your business grow. We are much more than just an eCommerce fulfilment provider, we want to work with you so that your orders are packaged and delivered exactly how you want them to be.
You can continue to gain the benefits of selling on Amazon, whilst gaining access to a personal and professional order fulfilment service that is designed to give your customers a flawless experience. By outsourcing your Amazon order fulfilment to us, you will enjoy the best of both worlds, at extremely affordable prices.
Ready to outsource your Amazon order fulfilment?
If you want to know more about our fulfilment technology, integrating with Amazon, and how the process would benefit your business and brand, please get in touch with us. Once we know a little bit more about your needs, our fulfilment consultants can give you the most accurate information and quotation as quickly as possible.