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houstonexpat



Joined: 24 Feb 2011
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Location: USA

Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject: Amazon FBA  

Today I awoke to emails welcoming me to Amazon (FBA) Fulfillment by Amazon.

Dont know its its a general marketing campaign from the Amazon Coach or something has changed with out me doing any thing :shock:

Have you received simalar emails today ???
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mojavelyn



Joined: 25 Feb 2005
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Location: Mojave Desert CA 120 miles from civilization

Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 8:06 pm    Post subject:  

I got two at my admin email for AlsoShop... not a member of amazon. never bought from them and never signed up for Amazon payments. And when one was addressed to Dear Unknown... looked like a phishing email to me.
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houstonexpat



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Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 9:26 pm    Post subject:  

It was a strange one, we have a small storefront with around 10 different items on there. no great reason just to get the "we sell on amazon" badge and to try out.

But I have no interest in FBA, its to expensive even though some sellers love it.
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mojavelyn



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Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 9:56 pm    Post subject:  

I think its a forged email. a phishing expedition. Like I said, I never signed up for anything at Amazon. my alsoshop address should not even be their list. And remember, the Sony hacking was done on Amazon servers.
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houstonexpat



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Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 10:20 pm    Post subject:  

Its a pretty good one for sure, normally I just ignore any spam type emails bit this one looked good.

I hadn't heard the Sony hack was shared with Amazon servers just that it was located in SD WOW.

Came though to my main company email, thats the email on file with Amazon
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elgato



Joined: 24 Feb 2005
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Location: Texas

Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 10:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Amazon FBA  

Here's an announcement from AB this morning:

"Amazon Clears up Confusion over Long-Term FBA Storage Fees"

Some online merchants using Amazon.com's fulfillment service were upset over new fees announced last week. As AuctionBytes reported, FBA is instituting a new annual Long-Term Storage Fee of $45 per cubic foot for any Units that have been stored in an Amazon fulfillment center for one year or longer. The fee translates to $1.10 for an average-sized book or $4.58 for an average-sized toy, according to the company.

Amazon.com sent an email to sellers on Tuesday evening containing additional information to address some of the questions sellers had about the new Long-Term Storage fees that take effect on August 15.

According to the email letter, FBA will conduct an Inventory Cleanup on August 15 and every six months thereafter. One Unit of each applicable product ASIN will be exempted from annual Long-Term Storage Fee.

more.. link to news article
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mojavelyn



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Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 10:42 pm    Post subject:  

But I NEVER registered with Amazon. And getting 2 emails without salutation to who I am? Hello Unknown? THAT IS SPAM! THAT IS PHISHING!
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elgato



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Location: Texas

Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:04 pm    Post subject: Amazon Raises Fees for FBA Service  

Amazon is raising fees for sellers who use its fulfillment service, effective February 1, 2012. The company said that in the five years since it launched Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), it had made few adjustments to its fulfillment fees, "despite rising costs to us and to other fulfillment and transportation providers." One vendor who did not wish to be identified told EcommerceBytes that, at first glance, it seemed the largest impact would be on low-price book sellers and oversize items, where he said the unit fee there was being doubled.

In May, Amazon had raised long-term storage fees for FBA users, causing an outcry from sellers. The company explained the move by stating, "Inventory that is overstocked or stored indefinitely in our fulfillment centers limits our ability to provide you with space for fast-selling products customers want."

http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y11/m11/i03/s02
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elgato



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Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Amazon Raises Fees for FBA Service  

Related:

"Sales Tax Fears Could Drive Sellers away from Amazon FBA"

If you store inventory in an Amazon FBA fulfillment center in Pennsylvania, do you have to collect sales tax for orders shipped to Pennsylvania residents, even if your business is not located in the state? That's what sellers are worrying about after Pennsylvania's Department of Revenue issued a Tax Bulletin earlier this month explaining existing sales tax nexus law for remote sellers.

Janet Novack wrote in her column in Forbes last week that state officials confirmed to her that third-party merchants who send inventory to an Amazon Pennsylvania fulfillment warehouse would be liable to collect Pennsylvania sales tax.

Sellers who use Amazon FBA and wish to avoid the problem by moving their inventory out of Pennsylvania have one problem. They have no control over where their FBA inventory is stored - an issue we wrote about in October in an interview with Cynthia Lizana, proprietor of TexCynGoods, a retail business in Texas.

http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl
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cohibastore.com



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Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Amazon Raises Fees for FBA Service  

PA is so screwed up. They don't collect sale tax on Amazons own purchases in PA but they are going fret about out of state dealers selling on Amazon. Morons.
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JohnnyMax



Joined: 26 Mar 2010
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Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:05 pm    Post subject: Anyone use Fullfillment by Amazon?  

Thinking of expanding to Amazon with some new lines that sell well there. Considering using FBA as an alternative to my own shipping since I already have too much through eBay. Has anyone used it and have feedback or knows someone that does/did. Glad to hear any info you can pass on. Thanks.
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SellerExpress



Joined: 31 Jan 2012
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Location: United Kingdom

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone use Fullfillment by Amazon?  

FBA is very useful. I've never used it myself but many of our customers use it successfully. The added bonus of not having to handle your own orders and being able to take advantage of Super Saver Shipping can have a big impact on your orders.

I'd do some further research through to make sure its for you through Amazon but you should definitely consider it seriously. Oh, and we do offer a 30 free trial of SellerExpress if you decide to go ahead with it. :wink:
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cohibastore.com



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Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:49 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone use Fullfillment by Amazon?  

First thing is use their FBA cost calculator to see if its worth your time. Because of the goofball way they calculate shipping for new/small sellers, you stand to loose a big chunk of your profits, on top of adding the FBA fees, if you choose FBA.
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JohnnyMax



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Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Amazon FBA  

I have checked that out and it confusing also, my best bet is to at least start off shipping products on my own and see how it goes. Will continue to look into this though as it seems like the way to go under the right conditions, may be less profit per item sold, but can end up making more with a larger inventory selection that I would not be able to handle on my own.
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cohibastore.com



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Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Amazon FBA  

JohnnyMax wrote (View Post): › docWrite("quote")I have checked that out and it confusing also, my best bet is to at least start off shipping products on my own and see how it goes. Will continue to look into this though as it seems like the way to go under the right conditions, may be less profit per item sold, but can end up making more with a larger inventory selection that I would not be able to handle on my own.

The is the correct and proper method for starting with them
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