4 Things to Look Out For When Choosing a UK FBA Prep Service📦
You can’t believe your luck. You’ve got this fantastic Amazon FBA business; everything is running so smoothly and you’re enjoying every little part of it - from choosing your products to packaging and postage… you (kind of) don’t even mind doing your tax returns!
That is, until suddenly you hit a bottleneck. Stock is low, orders are pouring in and you just can’t seem to prepare your inventory and get it out the door quick enough.
It’s time to start outsourcing, and a great place to start is the place that takes up the most of your time: prepping your products and getting them in to Amazon, safely, efficiently and professionally.
It’s time to start looking for a UK FBA prep service, taking this load not only off your hands, but your mind, too.
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What is an FBA prep service?
FBA prep is the process of getting your inventory ready to send into Amazon. An FBA prep service is a professional company that acts as a middle-man and does all of this on your behalf.
If you’re here, you probably know just how intricate Amazon’s rules are. Get the tiniest of details wrong, and Amazon could be sending that shipment straight back to you, only for you to have to re-prepare it and get it sent out to them again.
It’s paramount that you get it right in the first instance, saving you valuable time and money, and a whole load of stress. This is why it is of utmost importance that you choose the right company to prep your inventory and send it into Amazon.
4 Things to Look Out For
Prep service companies exist to make life easier for you if you are an FBA seller, and by taking their services you afford yourself a fantastic opportunity to be more hands off in your business and focus in other areas for continued growth.
On the other hand, a prep service can also break your Amazon FBA business if they aren’t fulfilling their duties to the highest possible standard.
Here are 4 things to consider when choosing your prep service provider…
Communication is always key, and how the prep service company communicates with you will always be an indicator of how competent and reliable they are at what they do.
Are they efficient in communicating with you? Do you feel informed every step of the way? Do they relay all relevant information back to you in a timely manner?
If you answered no to any of the above, it may be worth looking elsewhere.
2. Shipping Times
Shipping times are massively important to your business, so it’s important that you know as much as you can about the prep companies' estimated shipping times.
Have a look at what they’re advertising. What are their goals? What are their targets? What do they promise you as a potential client?
You’ll need to know how quickly they actually get your products posted out to Amazon, so it may be a good idea to trial them for a short period of time, to ensure that you’re 100% happy with the service.
This is of course a massive selling point - the price has got to be right. Right?
Does the company charge a flat fee across the board, no matter how much or how little you use their services? Or do they reward customers who are loyal and take up their services more often and for more products?
A sign of a good prep service company is one that rewards you. This isn’t just a monetary thing though - if they reward you, it shows that they value you and your custom, and will do their very best to keep you on board.
4. Product Flow
Always look into the flow of your products through their business.
How do they handle product flow? Are they organised and efficient? Is it easy to follow? Do you understand what’s happening, every step of the way?
A team with good product flow and management will usually supply you with a welcome pack and/or instruction manual on how to uphold your side of things. Everything should make sense and if it doesn’t, they should always be more than willing and available to answer your questions.
It is imperative that you understand product flow thoroughly, as you will be the person relaying it back to your team. So if their product flow is simple, thorough, organised and efficient, you know you’re onto a winner.
Find out more about FBA Prep Service UK
Finally, if you’re looking for a great prep service here in the UK, then be sure to check out FBA Prep Service UK. The main benefits being:
- 24 hour turnaround
- Quality assurance systems
- Real time communication
- Mature warehouse team
- Membership packages available including ‘pay as you ship’
We hope you found this blog post really useful.
As always, leave your questions and comments down below, and best of luck in finding the best prep service provider for you.
Here’s to your massive success!