On May 17th, Amazon announced that it is effectively doubling the rates it charges merchants who use Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) during the months of November and Decemeber 2016. Merchants can see the details of the new price structure and its impact here.
While this adjustment helps Amazon greatly as it will smooth out demand for FBA, it puts merchants in a real bind given what it will cost to use this service. Or does it?
Many merchants have sophisticated fulfillment operations for shipping their own products, but have relied on FBA for Amazon orders since they do not make it easy to acquire order information from Seller Central and then respond with tracking information. Fortunately, Nexternal provides an integrated solution for merchants to take back fulfillment from Amazon.
The Nexternal Omnichannel Platform includes direct integration with Amazon Seller Central. With this solution, orders placed on Amazon will flow directly into the merchant’s Nexternal Order Management System just like any other order they receive. Since the shipping carriers are integrated, label creation is a snap and will trigger tracking info to be automatically sent back to Amazon. For merchants who fulfill out of their ERP software, Nexternal can integrate with it via TrueCommerce Connect so that the order and tracking info will flow automatically.
Processing Amazon orders has historically been a separate process, which has confounded merchants. It does not have to be that way, and with Nexternal your Amazon orders can behave and be fulfilled in the same manner as all of your other transactions. Not only is this efficient, it will save you a ton of money this holiday season.