We receive, prep and ship goods to Amazon on behalf of our members who have purchased those goods to be resold through Amazon FBA.
FBA stands for Fulfilment By Amazon.
How the process works is you will place your orders with the stores/suppliers you wish to purchase from and then you will have them delivered directly to us (we supply you with an address once you have completed the joining details). Once the goods have been received we will unbox and inspect the products. Once we have a have enough for a shipment then we will contact you to with what goods to create a shipment with. At this point we determine what prep the item will need ie poly bag, bubble wrap or just label application etc. Finally we pack the box, weigh it and then request the shipping labels from yourself. We book in the UPS service and ensure the goods are collected from our secure unit.
Ultimately Amazon and this will be identified to us during the shipment process. On some occasions we may advise that poly bagging might be suitable for a certain item. Not necessarily because Amazon require it but to protect the product from damage in the Amazon warehouse, however this is completely up to you and we will make a decisions together on each case. PLEASE NOTE - We do poly bag ALL plush/textile items as standard.
You have a FBA worksheet that will be assigned to you upon joining Easy Prep UK. This is a live Google sheet which is held on a private drive. Once you place an order you will fill out the details of the goods you have purchased. Once your goods have arrived with us we will check in your products and then mark on your sheet the date the goods arrived and in what quantity.
As experienced sellers ourselves we have extremely high standards when sending goods to Amazon. If goods arrive with us and they are damaged or unsuitable for sale we will inform you via your private communication channel which you will assigned when you join Easy Prep UK. You will then need to contact the retailer and arrange a return. If the retailer offers a collection service we will repackage the item and await the collection from our premises. Alternatively you can arrange a return through a courier who is able to collect from our address.
Message us that you would like to organise a return to the retailer/wholesaler, provide details of the items, we will then package into a box and provide the dimensions and weight of the box so you can organise a collection for your return. parcel2go, Hermes service is usually the cheapest option.
Once you have enough for a shipment one of the Easy Prep team will update the "Create Shipment" tab in your FBA worksheet and message you on your private messenger channel. You will then create the shipment and send us the product labels and update the "shipment QC" tab. Once your products are prepped and labeled we will provide you with box weights of your shipment so you can complete your shipment and send us the UPS labels ready for shipping.
If you have a VIP membership then the team at Easy Prep will create the shipment on your behalf.
For a standard membership we do not need access to your Amazon seller account.
If you are a member of our VIP service then yes we will need remote access to your account, you can add us as an additional user so we only access to the information for creating a shipment your payment details can be kept private from us.
We will give any items a fair amount of time to arrive with us (usually around 10 working days). If something does not arrive within this time we will contact you to inform you that certain goods haven't arrive and to contact the retailer/supplier that you purchased them from. You can also check this in your FBA Worksheet to see if goods have arrived and the date they arrived.
Once you have enough for a shipment (A full box or at 15kg) your goods will be shipped no later than 48 hours as long as all required information has been received. If you would like your goods to go before you have a full box please message us and we will send.
It will all depend on the time of year. We generally have a waiting list to join the service in Q4 and we will limit our members during this busy time to ensure that we will manage our members expectations efficiently.
Please see Pricing page (link at the top of the page) and for an information pack please fill in the form at the bottom of the home page. Alternatively please email us on email@example.com
At Easy Prep UK we want to ensure that our members receive the highest level of customer service possible. By charging a membership we can be aware of how many members we are servicing at any one time. By knowing this we can ensure that have the right amount of staff to service those members and make sure that we do not get overwhelmed by an influx of members that only use prep services during busy periods like Q4.
You can roll over your first months units to month 2 as we do appreciate that it may take a couple weeks to get everything set up and receive enough to create your first shipment. However after the first two months all units will need to be used within your membership month.
No, we do not have a minimum order however you do get 50 free units per month in your membership so we would advise being able to utilise these. You will find 50 units get used very quickly even if you are just starting out.
We issue invoices for the additional charges generally on a weekly or fortnightly basis depending on how many units you are sending in. Invoices are due upon receipt.
Amazon will charge this through your Amazon seller central account. All goods are shipped via UPS and the charges are generally just over £5 upto a 15kg box. You will get a shipping cost before completing your shipment inside Amazon Seller Central. (correct as of September 2018)
You can use your address at the Prep Centre for Amazon FBA returns. We can then consolidate the returns and provide box dimensions and weight so you can organise a collection to have them sent to your home/business address or we can dispose of FBA Returns if you wish.
Just add FBA returns to your FBA worksheet as you would a normal order "Clearly marked FBA RETURN' so they can be checked in and temporarily stored.
This is an additional service which is chargeable.
Easy Prep UK is a VAT registered company based in the UK, therefore all of our services are subject to VAT which is currently charged at 20%.
It will always come down to personal choice and how much space and spare time you have on your hands and how busy your life is? Amazon OA is one of the most easiest businesses to outsource and prepping can be a long and frustrating part of the process, so why not let someone else do it for you :-)
As a general rule of thumb no, we are first and foremost an OA only Prep Centre. However we are happy to look at smaller palletted orders on a case by case basis, please contact us for further details.
No. However if you are looking to send over 500 units per month please get in touch to discuss this further as we do offer tailored pricing for units shipped over 500 units per month. We do also limit the amount of members we service at Easy Prep who ship over 500 units per months so please get in touch before joining to ensure we have space.
Yes we do! Just order your goods and send them to us as normal, there is a field on your product inbound sheet where you will need to indicate the goods received are to be bundled. The cost of bundling is as follows:
Bundle 1-6 units £1
Bundle 6-10 units £2
Pricing excludes VAT
No. One on the best things about running an Amazon Arbitrage businesses is you can run it from anywhere in the world. You just buy the goods and send them here to us and we will send them to Amazon on your behalf. Depending on which country you live in you will need to register for UK VAT however we advise that you consult a UK Accountant to clarify your exact position.
Whilst some Prep Centres may not feel comfortable being asked this question we believe its an absolutely fair question and one that should be answered. We have been Amazon sellers for four years now and over those four years we have probably seen most deals and retailers who are good for OA. Of course there will always be deals/purchases which we may come across that are the same as our members however we do 100% have our own sources for identifying potential profitable goods. We do find however that being experienced sellers actually can work in our members favour on occasion we can often spot a wrong ASIN or if there might be a better listing etc to sell on. This of course is not a guaranteed service just something we will get in touch with if we feel it could be in your favour.
Yes 100% we will always try and re-use the boxes your goods are sent in. However we do find that many boxes are not suitable to resend because they are not strong enough or too small to maximise the value of your shipments. If we need to use new boxes these are large double walled boxes and we charge £2 plus VAT per box used.
Just visit our pricing section and select from our Standard or VIP service. Once we have received your subscription then we will send your joining pack within 24 hours which everything you need to get started!
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