Amazon has launched Australia but FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) is not available yet. While non availability of FBA certainly poses some additional work on the part of sellers however this also presents an opportunity for smart sellers to launch now and establish brand while there is less competition. At ForwardToFBA we are always striving to help sellers grow and expand quickly. In this article we will look at order fulfillment process as well as the best order fulfillment service for Australia which is already used by hundred of Amazon sellers to quickly expand their business and start selling on Amazon Australia.
ForwardToFBA is Prep, Forwarding & Fulfillment Company that provide logistics support for Amazon Australia Sellers.
Now that Amazon has launched in Australia, We wanted to start a new series of posts that can help newly registered sellers of Amazon Australia to understand this marketplace and generate maximum revenue. The first post in Ask Expert series of posts focuses on basics of Amazon product listing and launching new product on Amazon. Following questions will be answered in this post:
- What is the most import part of Amazon Product Listing?
- How to successfully launch product on Amazon?
We have many exciting news for our customers but first wishing you a very happy new year. We wish you a profitable business and successful expansion in Australian Market. With the launch of Amazon Australia, new opportunities are available for small to medium sized sellers to take advantage and began their online selling business.
We have launched this new section to inform our customers of the new updates happening within ForwardToFBA. Following upgrades & changes are now in available for our members:
- Check out updated details of Fulfillment by ForwardToFBA (Our customer order fulfillment service for Australia).
- We have dropped order fulfillment prices significantly. Also various categories are now introduced to keep small item sellers competitive. The new pricing structure should benefit businesses of all sizes. A new Envelope Post services is now available and further more Parcel post fulfillment service now starts at 2.99 AUD as compared to old rate of 3.75 AUD. Check out our latest pricing.
- ForwardToFBA Members’ Dashboard now displays the fulfillment cost break down for each fulfillment order. We have simple and straight forward pricing structure with no hidden fees. You can now track cost of each component of every fulfillment order through Members’ Dashboard.
Amazon has begun inviting sellers to join Amazon Australia Marketplace. Couple of sellers have contacted us to place inventory prep orders for FBA as well as fulfillment for sellers using FBM. However, it appears not everyone has been invited to the pre-launch party. Amazon Australia seems to be opening up to sellers gradually, according to invitation email forwarded to us by one of the invited seller. Following are the requirements to join the marketplace:
- Your business name as you would like it to be displayed on Amazon.com.au
- The name of the individual or entity that operates the business
- The physical address of your business
- Your business credit card number and expiration date
- The address where you receive your credit card statement
Please bear in mind that Amazon is recommending existing sellers to sign up using a separate email from their existing account.
Are you planning to sell on Amazon Australia? We can help you get started by ensuring that your inventory arrives at Amazon Warehouse in full compliance of their policies. Request your work order for Amazon Australia Prep & Forwarding
In a bid to counter the Amazon FBA threat, Australia Post has launched a new service that will offer online shoppers free shipping on eligible purchases at more than 40 of Australia’s biggest online stores – including Booktopia, Myer, Target, Harvey Norman, Cotton On and Showpo. Shoppers can signup using introductory offer of $9.95 which will allow free shipping on select orders till 31st December 2017.
Earlier today, Amazon sent out a survey to all sellers interested in its Australian Marketplace. The survey is aimed at gathering information from marketplace sellers ahead of Amazon Australia launch. We earlier reported the acquisition of fulfillment center in Melbourne, now it appears that Amazon is ready for its launch in Australia late in October.
Amazon is launching soon, defying Gerry Harvey’s all the predictions. In fact Citi analysts claimed that Amazon will be launching any time during next month. Well this may be a sad news for Gerry, nonetheless it is great opportunity for entrepreneurs, small business owners and first time sellers alike. When the Amazon Australian Marketplace opens, sellers will have access to large number of customers, combined with hassle free fulfillment option in the form of FBA and upcoming Christmas shopping season, It is going to be a gold rush. But are you ready to capitalize on this opportunity?
With Amazon Australia launch just round the corner, It is now time to start research & preparation and to be ready for sale of your products on the launch day. This checklist is aimed at helping wanna be sellers in their selling business on Amazon Australia Marketplace. Selling on Amazon is easy but to stand out and be profitable, one need to do thorough research.
Starting off with basics, the first item on checklist is the obvious one!
1. Sign up as seller on Amazon Australia
If you haven’t done so than now is the time to fill up 30 second form on Amazon website to register as seller and be notified as soon as marketplace is launched.
We have two out of three of the top 10,000 Australian retailers on our platform, 60 million listing on the site and that’s the level of selection that people expect. I just can’t see how Amazon will be able to match that.
eBay Australia recently launched a campaign which aims to celebrate eBay’s role in the Australian retail industry and its long history with Aussie consumers. With 18 years under its belt and more than 11 million Australians on the site each month, eBay has plenty at stake as Amazon enters Australia, however, eBay Australia’s chief marketing officer, Tim MacKinnon, said the US online retailer had its work cut out for it to deliver the breadth of service local customers wanted.
Amazon is expected to launch in Australia during October- November, in time for Christmas season. Earlier we reported that Amazon Australia is in talks with various suppliers and manufacturers of consumer goods for their launch preparation. One such supplier revealed under the condition of anonymity that Amazon plans to launch during last quarter of current year.