Amazon FBM in Ireland

When you sell products through Amazon, you have two options for order fulfillment. Do it yourself, also known as fulfilled by merchant (FBM). Or use fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), sending your stock to Amazon’s warehouses to be fulfilled on your behalf. The former is massively time-consuming, while the latter is both tricky and expensive. But what if there was another way? That’s where Autofulfil’s FBM services in Ireland can help. We provide Amazon FBM solutions in Ireland for Amazon sellers that can save you time, money, and a whole lot of hassle.

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The pros and cons of Amazon FBM vs. FBA

FBA is a popular option for Amazon sellers who see it as the most straightforward option. But many don’t realise the myriad benefits of FBM as an alternative:

no need to meet Amazon’s strict receiving requirements
There’s no need to meet Amazon’s strict receiving requirements for packaging and labelling.
Inventory Performance Index
You won’t be subject to Amazon’s stock limits, which are imposed based on your Inventory Performance Index (IPI).
You’ll typically save money
You’ll typically save money, even more so with Amazon’s recent price increases for storage and fulfillment.
more control over the experience
There’s also more control over the experience and customer service you deliver.

The problem with in-house FBM

Amazon FBM allows you to save money compared to FBA by fulfilling orders yourself – all while taking advantage of Amazon’s huge customer base and ready-made eCommerce selling platform. Unfortunately, the simplicity of setting up an Amazon store isn’t matched when it comes to picking, packing and shipping orders to your customers in-house. Demand will eventually increase, leaving you with a scalability problem on your hands.

In House FBM
3PL warehouse benefits
More orders call for more space, more staff, better software, and better systems in place to deal with higher fulfillment volumes. That all requires significant financial investment, not to mention the expertise needed to navigate the complexity involved with so much fulfillment. Remember, every minute spent preparing orders for delivery is a minute you could (and probably should) be spending elsewhere to grow your business. With an eCommerce platform as large as Amazon, this could happen sooner than you think. That’s why many Amazon sellers opt for choosing to outsource their FBM order fulfillment to a third-party logistics (3PL) partner.

How does Amazon FBM outsourcing work?

Amazon FBM outsourcing means choosing Amazon’s fulfilled by merchant order fulfillment model, but letting an experienced 3PL company do the fulfillment work on your behalf. That’s where Autofulfil comes into the equation.

Order Picking
As the top Amazon FBM fulfillment centre in Ireland, we already have all of the essentials for successful FBM fulfillment listed above – space, staff, expertise, software, scaling capacity, and so much more. Our 100,000 square foot fulfillment centre is capable of shipping more than 3 million items per year with an order accuracy rate of 99.8%.
Packing Stations

All you need to do is send us your Amazon stock. We’ll then check items into our system, which immediately become available on your Amazon store. When orders come in through your Amazon store, we’ll pick, pack, and ship them to your customers. Because our warehouse management system can be integrated directly with your Amazon store, everything is done automatically.

Here’s what that means for you:

Better scalability

Better scalability

With our resources on your side, you don’t have to be afraid of more orders coming in. Quite the opposite. Spend all your time on marketing, sales, and product development to grow your business with the peace of mind of knowing that your dedicated FBM partner can take care of fulfillment.

Faster fulfillment

Faster fulfillment

We fulfill 99.7% of our orders on the same day they’re received. That means we can get products to your customers as soon as possible to improve their experience and increase the chances of repeat sales.

Lower costs

Lower costs

Working with Autofulfil, you benefit from our close relationships with shipping companies, plus serious buying power. The result is lower prices per shipment to save you money and maximise your profit margins.

Multi-channel sales

Multi-channel sales

Our state-of-the-art fulfillment centre can help you with multi-channel sales too. Make the most of your inventory by selling on Amazon, plus Shopify, WooCommerce, and other online sales platforms, with all orders fulfilled across all of your sales channels by the same dedicated fulfillment partner.

Outsourced FBM versus FBA

Outsourcing Amazon FBM doesn’t just sidestep the time and hassle of fulfilling orders yourself. It’s also a much better option than fulfillment by Amazon. With FBA, your stock has to meet strict receiving requirements with the right packaging and labelling for both specific items and full shipments.

Our Amazon FBA Prep services can make things easier when it comes to getting your goods into Amazon’s warehouse for FBA, by reworking and preparing your stock before forwarding it onto Amazon. In addition to polybagging, labelling and packaging products in line with Amazon’s requirements, we can help with kitting, bundling and custom wrapping.

Outsourced FBM versus FBA
Amazon imposes based on an Inventory Performance Index
However, that doesn’t help you overcome stock limits, which Amazon imposes based on an Inventory Performance Index (IPI). Nor does it avoid any price increases Amazon imposes on both fulfillment and storage.

Opting for Amazon fulfillment by merchant in Ireland through Autofulfil effectively cuts out the middleman. By shipping directly to your customers, we can pass several benefits onto you:

  • Better pricing with Amazon continually increasing its FBA storage fees
  • More flexibility when it comes to storage, shipping, and order volume scaling
  • More customisation to improve the experience for your customers
  • Better customer service – we’re rated 9.1 out of 10 for customer service

Outsource Amazon FBM in Ireland

Ready to get started? Contact our friendly team to talk through the process, discuss your requirements, and get a bespoke quote based on your Amazon fulfillment needs in Ireland today.