Alternative Amazon Fulfillment

March 2, 2017

Amazon started as an electronic eCommerce bookstore. Since its establishment in 1994, it has grown to the be the largest provider of cloud infrastructure service. Other eCommerce platforms exist, but none with such extensive market share or value as Amazon.

 

 

Landis has many customers that sell products on Amazon. Landis customers fall into one of two categories. The first category are the bulk sellers. Amazon has its own warehouses and fulfillment services, provided in the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service. Our Amazon bulk customers are looking for a warehouse to stage product that came in on a container, but Amazon is not ready to receive it yet. Other things like labeling the product with FBA labels and accommodating Amazon’s specifications for shipping are also completed here at Landis for those Amazon Bulk Customers. Once the product is shipped, it is received by Amazon and shows as inventory on the Amazon Sellers portal.

The second kind of Amazon seller are the Business-to-consumer businesses. Wikipedia describes business-to-consumer business as:

            “Some other large e-commerce sellers use Amazon to sell their products in addition to selling them through their own websites. The sales are processed through Amazon.com and end up at individual sellers for processing and order fulfillment and Amazon leases space for these retailers. Small sellers of used and new goods go to Amazon Marketplace to offer goods at a fixed price.”

The business-to-consumer businesses send Landis orders via an API, which are fulfilled within the Amazon shipping requirements, and shipped from the Landis facility.

 

The benefits of selling on Amazon, but fulfilling through a third-party logistics company like Landis are:

  1. Reduction in shipping costs by not shipping empty space

  2. No additional fees for shipping products to other distribution centers

  3. Ability to control orders including adjustment of orders, backorders, and addresses

  4. Live Client Services representative dedicated to your company at Landis

 

If you company has any questions about Landis’s alternative Amazon fulfillment services, please contact us.

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