The Truth about Selling On Amazon FBA

If you are a new seller starting out with Amazon FBA program, you need to be aware of what you will be dealing with. While it is a great opportunity to make some income, things may not be all hunky dory on the inside. You should have a plan of action for every small thing that happens on the FBA platform. Below are some facts you should know and consider while selling your products on Amazon FBA so that you are better prepared.

The Pros:

  1. No separate website

You can just focus on selling your products, and don’t need the extra overhead that comes with designing and maintaining your own website.

  1. Hassle-free

With Amazon handling all the storage, packing and shipping, all you need to do is focus on marketing and selling your products.

  1. Reliable

When customers find that you’re a listed seller with FBA, they will trust you more. You won’t need to work extra to gain that trust.

The Cons:

  1. Sudden changes

Amazon can make sudden changes in vendor policies and seller listings and that can affect your product visibility. Sometimes they do it in their favor, and that can become difficult.

  1. Fake reviews

Reviews are extremely important on Amazon. Sometimes they can hire hackers to write negative reviews on honest sellers. At other times, few sellers will bribe customers and companies to write good but false reviews for their products. It affects the genuine sellers on Amazon FBA.

  1. Frequent change in policies

Amazon can change their seller policies every now and then, and if you are not updated and don’t follow all their updated policies, your account can get suspended!

  1. Higher promotional fees

While it is a good way to promote products through Amazon sponsored ads, their fees have increased manifold from the last two years.