What is Amazon FBA, can I use it?
Amazon FBA or Fulfilled By Amazon is a chargeable service that allows you to store your items at an Amazon Warehouse, or Fulfillment Centre.
The idea is simple enough, you send your stuff to Amazon and when an order comes in, they look after all the shipping.
The chances are that you can use it. Though it's not perfect for everyone.
For instance if you have limited stock availability it may not be feasible to store it in a remote location. Or if the items are particularly expensive, again you may want to hold those items yourself.
FBA is extremely popular though, and it can reduce the strain on your operations significantly. It can improve your chances of winning the Amazon Buy Box.
How much is it to use Amazon FBA?
There are a number of costs associated with using Fulfilled By Amazon. Our Amazon FBA Calculator UK on this page is helpful if you want to know what the UK Domestic Amazon FBA Shipping Costs are: that is fulfilling an order in the UK from a UK Fulfilment Centre. We calculate the FBA shipping cost and then compare those costs to the costs of shipping a similar parcel via 1st Class Royal Mail.
However, there are other costs associated with FBA and you should weigh those costs up before deciding anything.
The most important one is that you need to send your goods to Amazon in the first place via a courier. So you will have to factor that in.
The next cost is that associated with the storage of items, basically there is a square footage charge that is applied.
A full FBA price guide can be found here.