In this multiple-part series, I will be showing you how to create Amazon FBA shipments so that you can send your products into Amazon and sell them via Amazon Prime.
Once your items are received by Amazon, your offers will receive a Prime badge, which makes it easier for you to obtain the buy box and generate sales.
Customers enjoy using Amazon Prime to purchase items, and this can be a major competitive advantage for your reselling business.
If every other factor was exactly the same, a Prime (FBA/Fulfilled-By-Amazon) listing would have priority over a non-Prime (FBM/Fulfilled-By-Merchant) listing when it comes to earning the buy box and getting the sale.
This is because Amazon knows that they can deliver in two days (sometimes one day or even same day) due to their advanced logistics and fulfillment network which they have developed to perfection.
As a result, they are more likely to give you the buy box.
They would rather handle all aspects of fulfillment and customer service because they know that they are able to deliver on customer expectations.
Overall, selling items via Prime shipping results in a much better customer experience for the end user.
It’s been estimated that every 2 in 3 American Internet users has an Amazon Prime account (67.1%).
That presents an unbelievable opportunity for those who want to get filthy rich by any means necessary.
Because most people are consumers, those who learn how to produce can get rich.
Those who learn how to best position their assets to generate maximum profits will make life-changing money.
By sourcing profitable and fast-selling inventory and sending it into Amazon’s warehouses, you will be positioning yourself for maximum success.
You will be producing instead of consuming, and this will reflect in your bank statements.
You will be able to harness the power of Amazon Robotics, leverage Amazon’s massive fulfillment network and immediately access warehouse storage even if you are just starting out with $0.
It is an opportunity our ancestors could not even envision in their wildest dreams.
That being said, we’re here now and it is reality so it’s imperative that we take advantage while these opportunities are out there waiting to be seized.
There are two ways to create Amazon FBA shipments.
The first method is completely free and requires zero subscriptions.
All you need is an Amazon Seller account.
You do not need to pay for a professional selling plan ($40/month) until you are selling over 40 units a month.
If you are selling less than 40 units a month, go with the free individual plan and all you’ll have to pay is $0.99 per unit sold.
Upgrade to the paid plan once you start making money and begin to sell more than 40 units in a single month.
With the free method, you will be utilizing the “Send To Amazon” feature to create your shipments.
The next method is more streamlined, but requires a paid subscription of $69/month for InventoryLab.
InventoryLab also requires a professional selling plan, which like I mentioned costs $40/month.
The reason you need the professional plan is because InventoryLab connects to Amazon Seller Central via API and Amazon only allows professional accounts to use API integrations.
I use InventoryLab to create my FBA shipments with speed and ease.
That being said, I started off with Send to Amazon and the free Amazon Seller plan and only invested in InventoryLab after I began to make money.
For the first two months of my Amazon selling journey, I utilized the free Send To Amazon workflow to create all my shipments.
The process is quite straightforward and becomes easy once you manage to do it from start to finish once.