Did you know you can increase your sales by up to 50% when you become a self-fulfilled prime (SFP) merchant? According to ChannelAdvisor, on average, 100 million Amazon Prime members around the world spend $1,400 annually, compared to an average of only $600 per year spent by non-Prime members.
Amazon Prime has high shipping standards; members get free two-day shipping, which is pretty fast. If your store is not already fulfilled by prime, then Amazon most likely fulfills your orders (Fulfilled by Amazon, or FBA). But when you become a self-fulfilled merchant, you are responsible for shipping out your products.
Do you want the famous Prime logo displayed next to your product listings on Amazon.com? You must go through a long, rigorous process to get it. But it will be worth it in the end.
To qualify for Seller Fulfilled Prime, you must have a Professional Seller Account and be eligible for Amazon Premium Shipping. If you don't already have Premium Shipping Status, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
After you've gained Premium Shipping Status, you are now eligible to enroll in Seller Fulfilled Prime, but you must first pass the trial period. To begin your trial, visit the Seller Fulfilled Prime main page. Then, start fulfilling Prime trial orders.
To pass the SFP trial period, you must meet the following requirements:
There are benefits and then, there are also some drawbacks of becoming a self-fulfilled prime merchant.
At eShipper, we work with sellers who use SFP. We will warehouse, fulfill, and ship your products within the 1-2 day shipping requirement. We also have programs for Amazon FBA and FBM.