Amazon FBM fulfillment in Ireland

When you sell products through Amazon marketplace, 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 fulfillment by merchant services in Ireland can help. We provide Amazon FBM solutions in Ireland for eCommerce 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 fulfillment by merchant (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 the in-house fulfillment process

As an eCommerce seller, Amazon fulfillment by merchant 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 using the Amazon website isn’t matched when it comes to picking, packing, and shipping customer orders 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 storage space, more staff, better software, and better systems in place to fulfill orders, handle shipping, and provide customer service for higher volumes. That all requires significant financial investment, not to mention the expertise needed to navigate the complexity involved with so much fulfillment in your own warehouse.

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 much sooner than it would with your own website. That’s why many Amazon sellers opt for choosing to outsource 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 orders to your customers. Because our warehouse management system can be integrated directly with your Amazon store, everything is done automatically.

Here’s why we believe it’s the best approach to the merchant fulfillment method:

Linked to your Amazon seller central account

Thanks to our eCommerce integration capabilities, we’ll be automatically notified of each item sold through your Amazon account.

Fast and accurate

With 99.9% order accuracy and 99.9% same-day fulfillment, we do our bit to minimise the risk of negative feedback.

We ship orders for you

Our team will ship fulfilled orders to your customers promptly with a clear, fixed shipping fee for you.

Reduced Amazon seller fees

You pay Amazon FBM fees rather than the higher FBA alternative for Amazon fulfilled orders.

Always in the loop

As well as a customer portal with real-time data on inventory, fulfillment, and shipping, we have an English-speaking team providing customer service when needed.

Versatile services

With additional services like kitting and assembly, you can free up even more time and always meet customer demand.

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 as an Amazon seller. 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 for your eCommerce business.

Faster fulfillment

Faster fulfillment

We fulfill 99.9% of our orders on the same day they’re received for Amazon merchants. That means we can get products to your customers as soon as possible to improve their experience and increase the chances of repeat sales for FBM sellers.

Lower costs

Lower shipping 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 fulfillment

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

Outsourced FBM versus FBA

Outsourcing Amazon fulfillment by merchant (FBM) doesn’t just sidestep the time and hassle of fulfillment processes. It’s also a much better option than fulfillment by Amazon. With FBA, your own inventory 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 an Amazon 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 – so you can get that sought-after Amazon prime badge without the hassle.

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 fees.

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 as an FBM seller:

  • Better pricing with Amazon continually increasing its FBA storage fees, not to mention the fulfillment fees too
  • More flexibility when it comes to storage, shipping services, and order volume scaling
  • Our own shipping rates agreed with leading, reputable carriers, plus a wealth of experience in the shipping process.
  • More customisation to improve the experience for your customers without additional fees from Amazon
  • Great customer service – we’re rated 9.1 out of 10 for help with customer service inquiries

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.