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What to Do Now That Amazon Vendor Express is Ending

Kiel Hauck
Mar 22, 2018 11:14:56 AM

For small businesses selling on Amazon, it’s all about realizing the best benefits without wasting time or resources. Selling on Amazon can be time consuming and expensive, especially if a brand is relying on Amazon for distribution and logistics. This is why many small businesses leveraged the Amazon Vendor Express Program, which made it easy for small-sized sellers to get their products listed on the e-commerce platform.

With the recent news about the closure of the Amazon Vendor Express Program, many small businesses and manufacturers are wondering how to regain the efficiency of selling straight to Amazon without having to deal with the third-party marketplace. Instead of worrying about untrustworthy third party vendors, partnering with a single seller actually enables small businesses to streamline selling efficiency and increase conversions, all without any added manual effort. Working with a single seller partner instead of multiple third party vendors also reduces the risk of MAP violations and customer service issues, because the seller has a vested interest in the success of a brand’s product listings.

Get the Benefits of FBA Without the Price Tag

For small businesses, being a part of the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) network can be a game changer. Not only do brands have access to strategic Amazon distribution centers, they’re also automatically eligible for Amazon Prime, opening the door to an entirely new set of potential customers. Unfortunately, FBA is a pricey option for brandsespecially if products are large or unwieldy. With a single seller partner, brands can get the benefits of the FBA network without the high price tag. The right partner will absorb all associated costs with nothing passed along to the brands except more conversions and customer wins.

Optimize Product Listings Without the Manual Effort

Small businesses are dealing with a million moving pieces at any given moment in time, and worrying about product listings doesn’t have to be one of them. Instead of taking up hours of manual time photographing products and creating detailed descriptions for Amazon listings, brands can work with a single seller partner to streamline the entire process. Listings are guaranteed to render correctly, and accurate variations of size and color give customers even more options from which to choose. Optimized product listings can also help influence customer reviews and seller ratings, which can in turn help brands win the ever-coveted buy box.

Make Amazon Sales Soar with SupplyKick

For small businesses looking for the next move post-Vendor Express, SupplyKick is the answer. We partner with brands to help maximize online sales while minimizing manual effort for our partners. Learn more today.

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