Why more and more E-commerce Participants Love Fulfillment Center?

With the rapid development of e-commerce, online shopping has flooded into every family, people can even purchase their daily fruit or vegetable online. Therefore, many stores have been gradually transformed from stores into web-store.

Nevertheless, some online stores(such as KickstarterAmazonShopify, eBay, AliExpress, etc.) need to find a money-saving warehouse to store your inventory, especially household appliances, fitness equipment and daily necessities. In order to help you save more costs, the one-stop Chinese fulfillment center of warehousing, packing and shipping came into being. Next, we will share their advantages for you from the following aspects.

Firstly, China warehousing brings faster distribution for you. Generally speaking, it is too busy to deal with all the orders if your store is in promotion. Take Christmas for example, you may communicate with countless customers in one day, and someone may ask you to sent the item immediately, which is a tough question for you. In this case, you can select a Chinese warehouse to sent the goods for you.

Secondly, drop shipping service can save the cost of renting warehouses, decoration, truck purchase and staff recruitment. You need to create a professional team if you rent a warehouse, but if your employee makes an application to leave, you have to bear the poor store credibility caused by the shortage of staff.

Thirdly, it is hard to be affected by the off-peak season if you choose China Warehousing. Many eBay and Amazon stores were closed for the poor performance during COVID-19, they cannot afford the high rent and staff salary without enough orders. If you had chosen a drop-shipper before COVID-19, you can avoid this problem easily.

Fourthly, less delivery problems will happen with the help of a Chinese fulfillment center. It is because the are well-trained and experienced. So you can get rid of the anxiety caused by price increase notification or training your employees.

Last but not least, the market analysis staff of the fulfillment center can quickly find the problems and solve the difficulties, so you can enjoy a better logistics distribution service in the fickle market.

Share Amazon Listings on Social Media by What Means

The average person spends nearly two hours per day on social media platforms. Given this popularity, sharing your Amazon listings on social media through your business’ accounts is a powerful way of getting your products in front of more buyers.

Since your followers expect to receive value from your posts, it’s best to avoid creating posts on your account that are basically ads for your listings. Instead, it’s better to share your listing in more subtle ways that are still helpful to your followers. Here are a few ideas:

  • Use a social media promo code. Merchants with a Professional Selling account on Amazon can create a promotion link to share through social media about a discount they’re offering on the listing. Unlike a traditional ad, sharing a promo code gives users value by helping them save money. For more details on setting up this promo code, check out this guide.
  • Share content that includes your listing link. Posting an informative, helpful blog post or video that includes a link to your Amazon listing, such as a How-to video or list post, is a great way to indirectly promote your products through social media.
  • Host a contest or giveaway. Announce through your social media accounts that any user who posts your Amazon listing in their bio will be entered for a chance to win a prize. This reward will motivate users to share your listing and spread the word about your Amazon products.

By creating social media content that is exciting and relevant, you can promote your Amazon listings through social media in a way that feels natural rather than invasive.

Why You Need a 3PL Fulfillment Service

Imagine that you run a small business selling customized iPhone cases to customers. It’s a small business — you’re the sole proprietor — and you spend a good deal of time reaching out to prospective customers, podcasts, guest bloggers, and other means to drum up business. You also spend time dealing with product improvements and customer support.

Your excellent work has led to a tremendous spike in orders… except now you have to somehow process 10–20 orders per day in addition to doing all the other things you were doing.

You have three options:

  1. You can fulfill the orders yourself and spend the extra few hours a day handling this fulfillment… time that will come out of efforts to grow and sustain your company.
  2. You can hire someone internally to fulfill these orders and pay them to store and process inventory, pick and reconcile order forms, and then either arrange a carrier pickup (e.g. FedEx) or take them to a distribution center for shipment.
  3. You can outsource fulfillment with a 3PL, and they will do all of this for you.

Obviously, option #1 isn’t particularly great, because it involves compromising your company’s growth at a pivotal time.

Option #2 isn’t bad… but it is usually quite costly.

Option #3 — using a 3PL Fulfillment center — is a fabulous option in many cases, because it will be cheaper than hiring an associate in terms of absolute-capital outlay, but you’ll also very likely benefit from shipping costs due to a fulfillment center being able to operate with economies of scale (excellent ones ship millions of packages a year and thus have access to the very best shipping rates).

The services a 3PL Fulfillment center will vary based on the place, but over at ChinaDivision, we offer the following services (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Warehousing: your product has to sit somewhere. Sheds, storage units, and living rooms are options for some… but a fulfillment center has extensive warehouse space and can warehouse your products for you.
  • Inventory/Order Management: When an order comes in from a customer, a great fulfillment center will automatically adjust the available inventory and reconcile the order against current inventory levels.
  • Integration: Fulfillment centers should be able to integrate their software with your shopping carts across every channel. So it doesn’t matter if your customer came to you through Amazon, your Shopify site, or your eBay store — all stores should be integrated with your account through the fulfillment center.
  • Shipping and Handling: Printing out shipping labels, affixing them to boxes, building the boxes themselves, and then taking all of the units to be shipped… this takes time, money, and effort. Fulfillment companies can handle this easily and turn a 2 hour job into a 15 minute one.
  • Special Kitting: Do you have a subscription box that requires assembly? Are you trying to prep your packages for FBA? An exemplary fulfillment center will be able to accommodate any and all of these requests.