Businesses selling on Amazon Australia can now use its shipping service
Fulfilment by Amazon is available to sellers from today.
Amazon has today announced that its shipment and logistics service, Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA), is now available to Australian businesses selling on its platform. Businesses that sign up for FBA will have all of their orders packed and shipped from Amazon's fulfilment centre and Amazon will also handle all customer returns.
The head of FBA in Australia, Amit Mahto, says the newly-available service will benefit businesses of all sizes.
“Size doesn’t matter in the digital economy and Amazon Marketplace helps to level the playing field when it comes to starting or growing a business."
The pay-as-you-go service charges sellers for storage space as well as the orders Amazon fulfils. The cost of shipping is included in the returns.
FBA also provides benefits to Amazon shoppers. Customers that purchase items with a business using FBA can benefit from free delivery on eligible orders over $49. There are also additional shipping options such as one-day expedited delivery in certain areas.
Amazon also confirmed the launch of its Prime service in mid-2018. It had previously promised a 2018 launch but hadn't specified timing. When Prime becomes available, all FBA orders will be eligible for the features that come along with Prime.
Amazon is currently running an introductory promotion for sellers that sign up for FBA. You will have access to free storage and removals if FBA is enabled in March until 31 August 2018. Sign up at amazon.com.au/sell.