How to Convert Non-FBA Products to FBA in Amazon Seller Central
Amazon has created the most advanced fulfillment networks in the world, and you can definitely benefit from it. With Amazon FBA, you can let Amazon do the work for you. When you receive an order, let Amazon’s employees pick, pack and ship your products, plus they’ll deal with all the customer service queries and returns.
With FBA, your products are eligible for Super Saver Shipping, Amazon Prime, and Buy Box Eligible status. These tend to lead to a higher conversion rate. You will also have the Amazon name attached to your status which inspires trust in shoppers since they know they can expect excellent customer service and speedy delivery. FBA could, therefore, result in more Buy Box wins, more sales, and ultimately more profit in your pocket.
So let us walk you through on how to make your first FBA conversion.
Convert Non-FBA products to FBA
1. What you need to do first is to log in to your Amazon Seller Central Account. That’s sellercentral.amazon.com.
2. On the Seller Central home page, hover your mouse to Inventory tab then select Manage Inventory on the drop-down.
3. Click the Drop-Down button on the right side in-line with the product that you wish to convert then select Change to Fulfilled by Amazon on the menu.
If you want to select many, you can check all the items and click the Action drop-down on top and select Change to Fulfilled by Amazon on the drop-down.
4. On the next page, click the Convert Only to automatically convert them or select Convert & Send Inventory and send the fulfillment. For this tutorial, we will select the Convert & Send Inventory.
If this is your first time converting a product to FBA, you need to fill up some required information which is for this case, we need to fill out the Add Dangerous Goods Information form.
5. Click the Add Dangerous Goods Information link and a pop-up window will appear. Answer the required responses then click the submit button.
You should see a green check that says’s completed on the required information. Click the Save & Continue button to proceed.
Choose a Shipping Plan
5. Make sure that the Ship From address is correct and select the Type of Packing.
You can always click the what’s this link for the information on the 2 types of packing. Basically, Individual products are the shipment consisting of individual items with different SKU’s and in different conditions in one packing. Case Packed products, on the other hand, are identical items with the same SKU on one packing.
Click the Continue to Shipping Plan button to proceed to the next step.
6. Just indicate how many units are there in one case or in one box and indicate on how many box or case are you sending. Click the Continue button on the right to proceed to the next step.
7. Next is you need to indicate who is going to prepare your product. This means that if you want Amazon to prepare your product or if you want Amazon to pack it for you. Any extra work that needs to be done for your package and you want Amazon to do it, then select Amazon. Amazon is going to charge you a fee for this.
Amazon has guidelines on how the items need to be packed, so if you know the guidelines then you can just select Merchant on the drop-down. You will definitely save a lot of money here for Amazon charges per Item.
Once you’re done, click the Continue button to proceed to the next step.
8. Next is the Product Labeling. Again if you wanted Amazon to label your product then select Amazon. But if you’re labeling it yourself then select Merchant.
9. Since we are doing this ourselves, select the size of your product packaging then click the Print Labels for this Page button.
It will download a PDF file containing all of the Labels for your product. All you just need to do is to print it, cut it out and attach it to your product Packaging.
Once you’re done with this step, click the Continue button.
10. This is where you will name this shipment. This information is internal just for you to recognize this shipment. So you can name it whatever you want, then click the Approve Shipment button to proceed.
11. After you approve your shipment, it will generate a shipment ID. Click the Work on Shipment button to prepare your shipment.
On the top, you should see the summary of where the item is going to be shipped and on where it is coming from as well as the prep fees associated to this shipment.
12. Select your shipping service then select the shipping carrier.
13. Select the shipment packing. If you will place everything in one box or use multiple boxes. Indicate how many boxes are you going to ship and the box dimensions. Click the Confirm button to submit your box information.
14. For the shipping charges, click the Calculate button to let the system compute the total charges. After it generates the total amount, you need to pay for it. Just agree to the terms and click the Accept Charges button.
Once you click the Accept Charges, Amazon will charge your card with the FBA fees. Since this is just a tutorial, we are not doing it.
15. After you have accepted the charges, the shipping label won’t be graded out and you can click the Complete Shipment button to confirm. It will then give you a summary of everything and your done.
And that’s it. That is how you Convert Non-FBA products to FBA in Amazon Seller Central
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