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Amazon Rankings - Fulfilled by Amazon vs Fulfilled by Merchant

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by DanDanger, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. DanDanger

    DanDanger Junior Member

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    For those of you selling on Amazon you likely know how useless and expensive Amazon are.

    I'm wanting to move away from FBA. I've found a fulfillment center that integrates with various online retailers & woocommerce, offers world wide + same day shipping AND is cheaper than FBA.

    For expanding, this seems like a no-brainer as I'll open up many new sales channels and be able to sell my products directly from my website (something I currently don't do).

    However.... will switching from FBA hurt my amazon rankings? Does Amazon prioritize FBA sellers in their ranking algorithm?

    Has anyone got any experience with this?
     
  2. UptonGoodwin

    UptonGoodwin Power Member

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    Can't say if it will affect your Amazon rankings but it will affect you customer base moving away from FBA. A majority of people with Amazon Prime will only look at products eligible for the free 2 day shipping from Amazon. Thus if your product isn't FBA, your product won't even be listed for most Amazon prime members.
     
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  3. DanDanger

    DanDanger Junior Member

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    Thank you for the reply. You made a very valid point regarding Prime benefits.

    Looks like I'll have to stick to keeping inventory with FBA.
     
  4. SEO365

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    FBA is the key to sky rocket your sales , most of the people think that fba Orders are sold by amazon lol i have tested both FBM and FBA on a same listing and guess what ... ? i was getting 80-100 sales a day with FBA while having the buy now box , after couple of days i increased the price of the same product and i was listed #10th under new lost Buy Now Box but still i was getting 30-50 sales a day as i was the only one doing FBA for that product .... Even if you are eligible for Buy Now Box with FBM you will still get enough sales but not as much as you are supposed to get with FBA ..

    I don't find FBA Costly , it only cost $5 - $6 for me including Amazon Fee , also you can create multi channel fulfillment orders from your FBA stock

    As far as ranking is concerned , it depends on the total no. of orders you get on your product , so yes FBA will not only boost your seller rank but also give your buyers a trust and faith as it will show up as Fulfilled by Amazon
     
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