Merchants selling on Amazon Canada now have the option of having someone else store, pack and ship their products for them when they make a sale.
The retailer announced on Monday it opened Fulfillment by Amazon, a service it already offers in the U.S. and Europe, to sellers on its Canadian site. The service allows participating merchants to ship their items to fulfillment centers, where Amazon staff members will store products, then pick them, pack them and ship them when listings sell.
Having items stored at fulfillment centers allows goods to be quickly shipped to customers and lets merchants selling on Amazon focus on expanding their business, the retailer notes in its announcement.
Steve Oliver, director of Amazon Canada, says Amazon FBA is a win, both for buyers and sellers.
“Customers will benefit from an even greater selection of items with free shipping and a trusted experience, while businesses can take advantage of our world-class fulfillment services and focus their efforts on growing their business,” he continues.
Doing the heavy lifting
Tom Taylor, vice president of Amazon FBA, notes that since the program started in the U.S., sellers have reported that giving customers a consistent buying experience and free shipping through the program has helped increase their sales.
“We love doing the heavy lifting for sellers and helping them grow,” he adds. “We’re excited to make FBA available in Canada as we head into the busy holiday season.”
Sellers can sign up for Amazon FBA here. Once registered, merchants selling on Amazon can upload their listings and start managing their sales through the program, and a logo of the program will appear next to their items, according to the retailer.