Whether you’re already reaping the benefits of Amazon Prime or looking to add the Prime badge to your product listings, it’s important that you know how to set up your shipping methods to maintain the highest profit margins.
With ShipMonk, you can control your inventory with our fulfillment services, leverage our relationships with the shipping carriers to reduce your costs, maintain your Prime status, and ultimately increase your profits.
How can ShipMonk help?
Our team of shipping experts will work with you to determine which products, states, regions, days, and times we display the Prime badge and when it's in the best interest of your business not to.
Integrating Seller Fulfilled Prime with ShipMonk is about as easy any other integration. We'll need basic information like your Seller ID, MWS Key, and MWS Secret, and your store will be integrated and primed for shipping within 24 hours.
Keeping your account Prime eligible is our main priority. We do this by flagging your Prime orders in our system as Priority Picks, so they are first to go out each day and get delivered within Prime's 2-day shipping guarantee.
Why you should consider Amazon SFP
Gain access to Amazon Prime’s tens of millions of members to boost sales
According to Amazon, “Seller fulfilled listings that became Prime-eligible for the first time through Seller Fulfilled Prime experienced an average sales uplift of more than 50%.”
Win the Amazon Buy Box
Not only will the Prime badge boost your product’s discoverability, but it's closely tied to winning the Amazon Buy Box more often.
Avoid long-term FBA inventory storage fees
ShipMonk doesn't have any storage penalties, so if your items aren't moving as quickly as you'd like, you no longer have to worry about being hit with the long-term storage fees.
Still get 24/7 Amazon Customer Service
Customers buying SFP products will get the same A+ customer support that Amazon offers to all of its customers.
Earn higher profits on bulky and heavy items
With Seller Fulfilled Prime, you avoid having to ship expensive, heavyweight items to Amazon in the first place. Plus, you get to use your own inventory space (that also costs you money), instead of paying extra for Amazon’s.
Stop splitting FBA shipments due to Distributed Inventory Placement
You'll no longer have to pay to split inventory between three fulfillment centers or pay a per-item fee for “Inventory Placement Service” to ensure shipments get sent only to one fulfillment center.
Don't have to worry about their strict receiving guidelines or barcodes
If you've worked with FBA in the past, you already know how strict their receiving guidelines are. Our receiving guidelines are much looser and we do not require each unit to have barcodes. That's right! No more paying for FBA prep services and shipping to Amazon's fulfillment centers.
Liens Against Inventory
Expanding inventory is great for decreasing the cost per unit, but it requires a greater investment that most businesses can’t afford without getting a loan.
Traditional banks typically do not loan money to Amazon sellers because, unlike a brick-and-mortar location, there’s no collateral and they cannot go into an FBA warehouse to collect inventory if the seller were to default on the debt.
Diversify your revenue streams through multiple sales channels
Amazon is without a doubt the #1 channel for online sales, but many sellers are looking to spread their eggs into different baskets. The beauty of SFP with ShipMonk is we can fulfill Walmart, Jet.com, Shopify and any other channel as simple as Amazon orders.