FBA & 3PLs

Scale with FBA and/or 3PLs

Leveraging Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) or a Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Provider can do more than just simplify operations, it can increase sales!

Using Fulfillment by Amazon can not only reduce fulfillment costs for Amazon orders, but it can also help you win the Buy Box and increase sales on Amazon. To help you manage your FBA inventory, shipments, and replenishment purchasing, Etail provides you with following tool-set.

Multi-Channel Fulfillment – FBA as a 3PL

Etail can utilize a merchant’s FBA inventory to fulfill sales orders on other sales channels such as eBay and Sears. Etail accomplishes this by publishing a merchant’s current FBA inventory quantities to their other sales channel listings and forwarding orders to FBA for fulfillment when they are received from another sales channel. Upon receiving shipment confirmation, Etail will forward the tracking information from Amazon FBA to the originating sales channel.

Inventory Management

Etail sets up a series of locations for your FBA inventory to track inventory as it is being prepared to ship to FBA, In-transit inventory to track what inventory is being sent to an FBA warehouse, and then Etail will automatically transfer inventory to the “FBA Sellable” inventory when Amazon confirms receipt of the inventory via their API. All transactions and adjustments made by Amazon are tracked by Etail via the Amazon FBA API, and each adjustment can be assigned to a reason code. The reason code can be leveraged in your ERP integration, assigning specific General Ledger accounts to the inventory adjustment reasons.

Competitive Pricing on Amazon

Etail’s repricing tool allows merchants to roll their FBA costs into their offering price in order to maximize sales volume without sacrificing margins. EVP utilizes weight and dimensional data provided by Amazon for FBA inventory to ensure that you are accurately capturing fees charged by Amazon.

FBA Replenishment Ordering

As sales orders for inventory housed in an FBA warehouse come into EVP, Etail is able to automatically create and submit a shipment order to the FBA warehouse for the sold item. EVP will then retrieve shipment details from the FBA warehouse once the order has been shipped and upload the shipment information back to the originating sales channel. This fully automated solution allows merchants to sell on multiple sales channels while simplifying the inventory process

FBA Shipment Preparation

As sales orders for inventory housed in an FBA warehouse come into EVP, Etail is able to automatically create and submit a shipment order to the FBA warehouse for the sold item. EVP will then retrieve shipment details from the FBA warehouse once the order has been shipped and upload the shipment information back to the originating sales channel. This fully automated solution allows merchants to sell on multiple sales channels while simplifying the inventory process