Differences in Shipping Methods on Amazon: Orders Fulfilled by Amazon

When you are selling a product on Amazon, is it better to ship your items directly to your customers yourself or is it better to just let Amazon handle it for you? The answer is pretty simple. It entirely depends on what works best for you. 

For instance, if you feel that you can easily handle shipping directly to your customers yourself, you have your answer. However, if you aren’t really set up for shipping and you feel it might be a cumbersome, time-consuming process to handle customer shipping for your Amazon orders; plus maybe you need or want to place more of your focus on building your business and possibly developing other profit centers, Fulfillment by Amazon might be the way you want to go.

When you choose to have your products shipped to your customers through Amazon fulfillment, you – as the seller – can enjoy a whole host of benefits. First, of course, Amazon will store, pick, pack and ship your product/s for you. Then, when Amazon ships your order, the carrier, ship date and estimated delivery date for your package will appear in “Your Account” and will also be sent to you in a confirmation email. Plus, if you have a tracking or delivery confirmation number, you can also track your delivery by clicking the “Track Packages” link, also found in “Your Account.” What a set-up, huh? Those Amazon peeps really have product shipment down to a science.

Also, when you choose to use Fulfillment by Amazon, your customers will benefit too. All Amazon.com standard shipping rates and policies apply when your products are shipped within the continental United States. This means that Amazon Prime customers will receive free shipping on your products, as well as customers who spend over $25 on items that qualify for free shipping…all without added charges to you. And remember, when your customers benefit, you benefit because it just gives them more reasons to purchase your products!

Fulfillment by Amazon also eliminates all the hassles associated with returns as well – such as customer service and receiving and processing returns, replacing the product ordered or refunding the cost of the product. All returns through Fulfillment by Amazon are handled by Amazon’s trusted, experienced customer service and returns department, so you can rest assured that your returns are handled with care by knowledgeable professionals.

Additionally, the Fulfillment by Amazon process is cost-effective and easy for sellers. You are charged for storage and then you just pay as you go. You will be charged for shipping as your orders are filled – the cost of which is included in your fees. This is a great added bonus because who wants to subtract shipping from profits? Nobody does.

Fulfillment by Amazon is just another way to make conducting your business easier. Heck, why wouldn’t you want to let someone else handle all the shipping while you continue to grow your business and…wait for it…just wait for those profits to pile in?!!!


Fulfillment by Amazon is also a terrific idea for entrepreneurs who are considering selling high quality, affordable kitchen products through Houseware Warehouse. Selling Houseware Warehouse kitchen products and other top-quality household products goes hand-in-hand with selling products on Amazon and using the Fulfillment by Amazon service. Houseware Warehouse stocks an enormous array of kitchen and other household items that are in high demand and offers then to sellers at an excellent price point, making selling Houseware Warehouse products profitable and turn-key…just like Fulfillment by Amazon.