We wanted to explain the process of drop shipping, how it works, what the pros and cons are of choosing a drop shipping business model, and how you can get started. The guide focuses on our experience with drop shipping on Amazon, since there are specific guidelines that must be followed or else risk your ability to continue selling on the platform. Much of what is explained here is specific to selling on the Amazon platform, but you can apply these steps to get started with drop shipping on many other sales channels as well. We hope to answer any of your questions about how drop shipping on Amazon works, but if we forgot to add something, please leave us a comment below and we’ll address it!
Remember, your Amazon business is only as good as the products that you sell, when using FBA. Damaged goods or packaging issues might result in a lower reputation, since buyers are likely to leave negative reviews on your products.
About 15% of all FBA orders are returned in some categories, with the biggest reason for returns being caused by damaged or faulty goods after being received by the customer. To boost your reputation to be viewed as a respected and trusted Amazon seller, you’ll want to make sure that each order is compliant with seller guidelines. This means they should be packaged securely and correctly to ensure they all arrive safe and sound.
Nothing entices people to view your products like the offering free stuff in a giveaway. It’s also no surprise that Amazon giveaways, drawings, sweepstakes, or other contests are some of the most popular ways for brands to attract new traffic and potential customers to their offerings. If you’re trying to setup and operate a giveaway on Amazon, it could quickly turn into a logistical headache when trying to source your products, decide the winners, and also ship out prizes. Thankfully, Amazon has provided a solution to this problem for sellers by using the Amazon Giveaways service.
Amazon has over 2 million third-party sellers that account for over half of its sales. With that much competition, Amazon sellers must keep a high feedback rating to set themselves apart, and to stay successful.
Without a great rating on Amazon, sellers won’t get a buyer’s trust. By scanning feedback ratings on Amazon seller profiles, buyers will determine which seller is the most reliable and trustworthy. Almost every time, consumers prefer to choose sellers with the higher ratings. Especially if they are choosing between listings with similar prices.
Product bundling is the perfect way to create new product options as a seller on Amazon. It’s one of the best ways to boost the sales of your existing products. It increases product sales while providing discounts for your highest paying customers. Since you’re also the only seller of the bundle, your product listing will also go in the Buy Box on the right side of the screen.