There are 300 Million worldwide users on Amazon, so Amazon coming to Australia was only its natural progression. On Tuesday 5 December 2017, Amazon Australia finally officially launched. Having your business listed on its online marketplace will now allow accessing its Fulfilment by Amazon service, which selects, packages and ships products on the seller’s behalf.
JTM Cargo Management has geared up for this, we have done intensive research on Amazon’s requirements. We are well-equipped handle shipments of this nature from supplier’s door to the FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon. Our team of consultants is here to guide you with what your business needs to become a seller on Amazon. We’ll review your business and devise a strategy for launching on the Amazon marketplace. If you are already on Amazon, we will review your account before making recommendations to increase performance. With the new introduction of FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon), we have put together an FAQ for vendors who are interested in rolling this out in Australia.
How much does Amazon Australia charge its sellers?
The following fee structure is in place for sellers on the Amazon Australia Marketplace:
- $49.95 fee to list products on Amazon.com.au
- 6-15% commission fee on top of sales. This fee is determined by the type of product you’re selling.
How do I sign up for FBA?
If you already have an Amazon seller account, you can add FBA to your account. If you don’t have one, you can easily sign up on Amazon.com.au.
Once you are ready to sell, the next stage is to ship your products to Amazon’s warehouse in Dandenong, VIC.
How do I ship products to Amazon?
Amazon Australia follows a very strict standard process for vendors when it comes to FBA.
At a minimum, you will need a purchase order list, ARN (Amazon Reference Number), and PRO number. Various other information will also be required, such as pallet number, pallet count, unit count, and more that are all displayed on the Amazon Carrier Central (CARP) booking system.
All commercial documentation and certificates of origin must be consigned to the same consignee. Further, whoever is the purchaser of the goods should appear on the AWB as the consignee.
C/- AMAZON COMMERCIAL SERVICES PTY LTD.
29 NATIONAL DRIVE DANDENONG SOUTH,
VICTORIA 3175 AU
Amazon requires the vendor to pack their cargo in a certain way. Many merchants new to Amazon might be unaware of existing consequences of failing to pack pallets correctly, exceeding the maximum weight limits and failing to label the boxes.These requirements include carton weights, pallets size, the right shipping labels, packing of the shipment, and other considerations. Trucks may be detained till the load on them is checked in. Therefore, you must ensure that all packing requirements are met for your specific product, or your trucks may be detained or turned away if they are not packed correctly. For products that are less than 25kg, you will not need to book an appointment. However, if you are shipping more than 25kg to Amazon’s warehouse, you will need to fill out a systematic form on the CARP booking system.
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