Something You Need to Know Before Amazon Hot Season
1.Order product as early as possible: if ordering cycle is too long, reminder will does not work, the price of goods, procurement costs are high, and even the price of packaging cartons have gone up a lot;
Recently the price of a variety of materials began increase, on the one hand, it is because the factory orders become more and can not deliver in time, on the other hand is due to environmental inspection throughout the country, many factories are closed, the goods will naturally can not be done, therefore only price increases.
In addition to the normal sales of products, various accessories increase more or less. Each seller must have the shipping box, its price rises a lot resently, caused the seller operating costs higher invisible.
Predictably, before Christmas, the price of raw materials rise is an inevitable trend. for sellers, ordering products as early as possible, not only useful to catch up with the delivery period, but also to reduce costs, but for the value of low-priced materials, if possible, purchase some more reserves is not a bad choice.
2.Express does not discount: logistics costs rose, and the product have to wait for some time to arranged shipment position, the sign of FBA and warehousing shelves' time have extended, out of stock will become more frequently;
Recently FBA head quote basically began to rise, and even some channels have been almost no discount, leading to the rise in the cost of the logistics of the seller, and logistics costs account for about 1 / 4-1 / 3 of the total operating costs, which is a bit too much for many sellers. With the logistics costs rise, the seller wants to ensure profits, we must properly adjust the delivery of the way, with commercial express delivery, air (green) and maritime delivery combination to reduce costs, so as to ensure profitability.
In addition to the increase in logistics costs, various logistics channels' warehouse have been full, began to require the warehouse, which also means that the seller must make good planning in advance, leaving more time for your delivery.
Goods issued, and finally across the sea to the FBA warehouse, you will find FBA warehouse also face the situation of the warehouse full, must sign up in queue .These links loss of time may cause the seller out of stock during the selling process.The consequences of out of stock means a loss of your flow and account weight, so, make logistics planning prepare plan B is very important.
Of course, here also have to remind some have not yet started FBA sellers, it is very necessary delivery by FBA, even one bill. According to last year's experience, Amazon suddenly announced at the beginning of October last year that sellers who had not launched FBA pwill suspend the delivery to Christmas. The news shows that for sellers who have not launched FBA will no chance to sell on hot season.
You may retort that, right, I can consignment. Yes, the peak season, even from the consignment delivery will also have more orders, but the United States, for example, the best delivery channel is "E-mail", there will always occur during the peak season every year, warehouse explosion and transport delays Happening. Last year, for example, consumers complained about buying goods for two months and had not received the goods after Christmas. Is not a seller fraud, logistics is not powerful.
3. Fierce competition: more malicious competition, product rankings just up and receive negative feedback at the same time, and even worse, the product was complained of being fake, and even the product be complained about the safety situation;
There are also some sellers, product rankings just go up, they encountered negative feedback, and then both sales and rankings decline, and finally work hard to maintain a bit better, before long, the bad review again.
If malicious bad comments make people distressed, it is definitely not the most distressing, because there are many sellers encountered the bad claim that the product is is fake, and this product is clearly a free trade mark, and even the product has a safe complaints, causing the seller to complain.
4. Amazon strick policy: No wrong, No infringement, do not change the payment account, automatically do two-step verification, these may lead to account restrictions, and once the account is suspended, the Amazon response is very slow;
Amazon policy has been became more and more strick, but before every season, it is inevitable that the policy will be implemented. so, in order to be spend the season safely and make profit, the seller in the pre-season and peak season, must not violate Platform policy, we must not touch the infringement, it is best not to replace the receiving account for a little bit of rate, it is best to do a good job account two-step verification, many sellers recently because of some of the above changes made by mistake , their account were suspended.
In addition, also need to remind that, before the season, these situations will be a large area outbreak, but after the outbreak of thus the seller's complaint is naturally more, so that Amazon customer service in dealing with similar complaints respond certainly become much slower.
5. British station VAT: No avoid.
Amazon's European station (especially the UK station) seller, the VAT problem must to deak, but how to do it. VAT transactions, can not escape, can not be detached, but professional and responsible tax agencies can help you to achieve reasonable rates, which is the seller should also pay attention to.