Amazon fulfillment service

Our amazon merchant fulfilled network (MFN) alternative

Our amazon merchant fulfilled network (MFN) alternative

If you want to gain the benefits of selling via Amazon Marketplace, but don’t want to lose control of your brand or have the hassle of fulfilling orders yourself, then outsource to Autofulfil’s ecommerce fulfillment service.

You’ll be able to reach new audiences and grow your brand via Amazon Marketplace, but still get the benefits of customisable packaging, a range of shipping options and an outsourced fulfillment service

Our fulfillment by amazon (FBA) alternative

Our order fulfillment services work in a similar way to FBA – you send your inventory to one of our fulfillment centres and we’ll give you access to a wide range of Amazon shipping options:

  • We pick and pack, then ship the orders you receive via Amazon marketplace.
  • We enable you to retain control of your brand
  • Your products aren’t sent with anyone else’s
  • The shipping labels, packing slips and packaging can showcase your logo not Amazon’s.

Get set up in 24 hours with our Amazon fulfillment service

Once your shop and our Warehouse Management System are integrated, we’ll automatically retrieve each order for processing.

  • Pull orders from Amazon seller account
  • Push inventory tracking numbers back to Amazon from Autofulfil
  • Push the SOH (Stock on Hand) quantity back to Amazon seller account
  • Push the Available Stock on Hand quantity (Optional)

Understand the alternatives to FBA, MFN or FBM for amazon order fulfillment

Selling through Amazon Marketplace is a great way to get your products in front of new audiences. When you do so, you usually have two options for fulfilling your orders:

FULFILLMENT BY AMAZON (FBA)

You send your inventory to an Amazon fulfillment centre and allow them to pick and pack, then ship your orders to customers. This is hassle free for you and means that your products often end up packaged with items from Amazon or other Marketplace sellers.

AMAZON MERCHANT FULFILLMENT NETWORK (MFN) ALSO KNOWN AS FULFILLMENT BY MERCHANT (FBM)

Via the Amazon marketplace, you take, store and dispatch the orders yourself. This enables you to retain control of how you package and ship items.
Whichever option you choose, Autofulfil’s ecommerce fulfillment service could be a more flexible and affordable alternative.

Contact Us

We have been using Autofulfil since 2017. Autofulfil is incredibly professional - from receiving stock from our suppliers to dispatching customer orders quickly and efficiently. Any queries are addressed and answered within the hour and Autofulfil staff are polite & helpful. Outsourcing our fulfillment for our business was a tricky but smart decision. It has enabled us to work on selecting the best brands for our customers and manage suppliers to get the best prices & range of products. As a result we have more time to develop our website and grow our business, knowing that our fulfillment is in safe hands with Autofulfil.

Susan Crowe - Managing Director smarterhomes.com

Elivar has been a customer of Autofulfil since 2016. We were looking for a trusted partner for our e-commerce fulfillment across Ireland, including an integration with the Shopify e-commerce platform. The Autofulfil team have worked well to deliver on their commitments and have been proactive in dealing with any issues that have arisen. We’d highly recommend Autofulfil to any e-commerce business looking for a streamlined fulfillment service.

Donal Elivar

I made the decision to move to Autofulfil in 2015 after 4 years of self-fulfillment. This enabled me to scale and focus on other aspects of my business. Our relationship and dynamic with the team is fantastic and they continue to cooperate with us as elements of the company develop and evolve. They go above and beyond for us.

Una

Frequently asked questions

What is Order fulfillment?

Order fulfillment is the process of receiving and storing inventory to be sold online to consumers or B2B customers, after which orders are processed and delivered to each customer.

The process starts when a customer places an order and concludes once they receive their delivery by post or courier.

Autofulfil provides third-party logistics (3PL) order fulfillment services for eCommerce retailers and B2B sellers who wish to outsource their fulfillment to industry experts.

What is the Order fulfillment process?

The process starts when a customer places an order and concludes once they receive it by post or courier.

Here’s an overview of the five steps involved in order fulfillment:

  1. Receiving inbound inventory – You send your stock to our fulfillment warehouse
  2. Storage of inventory – Your stock is stored awaiting online orders
  3. Order processing – this includes:
    1. Pick and pack
    2. Kitting and/or light assembly of hampers or gift sets
    3. Validation to check order accuracy
  4. Shipping – At the carrier station the order is packed and despatched to your customer via one of our courier partners
  5. Returns management – Orders are returned to our fulfillment centre. So if the buyer wants to return a product, Autofulfil order fulfillment manages the return transaction including quality check and stock update

At Autofulfil the five key order fulfillment steps ensure same day shipping to enhance your customer’s experience with your brand.

Can Autofulfil integrate with my website?

Yes. Our warehouse management system (WMS) order fulfillment software is the bridge between your eCommerce platform and our fulfillment warehouse. Features include:

  • Inventory management
  • Order management
  • Shipping and tracking management
  • Reporting

Our WMS integrates with ‘off-the-shelf’ versions of the leading eCommerce platforms such as:

  • Shopify
  • Shopify Plus
  • Magento
  • BigCommerce
  • EKM
  • WooCommerce
  • Squarespace
  • Linnworks
  • Marketplaces – Amazon and eBay
  • Carriers – too many to mention

If you choose to integrate with our vast selection of ‘off-the-shelf’ eCommerce platforms, this can be done in a few clicks with no technical experience.

Alternatively, we can facilitate a self-service solution so that you can import your orders through your client portal.

How does the Order fulfillment Goods-in process work?

For every new online retailer we create a new account in our order fulfillment software. In doing so, we can integrate and check-in your barcoded products more efficiently.

Once we receive your stock we scan each barcode to identify the correct product and storage location. This process ensures a fast, accurate and efficient order fulfillment process going forward.

How does the Order fulfillment storage process work?

Each product is allocated a unique location in our 3PL warehouses. We locate fast moving products in easy to access bays and slower moving goods on pallets.

The data collected during the goods-in process means that we can automate and optimise space utilization in addition to batch tracing.

Also, the customer portal in our warehouse management software (WMS) empowers our clients to view stock, order status and tracking in real time.

Furthermore, our WMS pushes all data upto your eCommerce platform, like Shopify, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, Magento and many others.

How does the light assembly / kitting process work?

Many of our clients sell hampers, subscription boxes and gift sets online. As such we pre-assemble a selection of simple SKUs, creating a new complex SKU, on a regular basis.

Our scheduled assembly process is planned with our clients to meet seasonal demand, ranging from 200 to 10,000-plus kits. This function enhances your value proposition to sell product-bundles, in a more cost-effective fashion, due to high-volume order fulfillment efficiencies.

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