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Seller Roundtable: FBA vs. FBM, which is better for me? - Shared screen with speaker view
Rachel Loh
11:05
yes
Bryan Wee
11:06
yes
jordon tan
11:06
yes
Hidayah
11:07
yes
Iris Toh
11:10
Yes
Ann Teng Chua
11:11
yes
Lucas Saw
11:12
Yes
Aloysius Chua
11:15
yes
VINCENT HENG
11:16
yes
Mike Lee
11:17
Yes
Shiva Venkatraman
12:06
will this session be recorded?
Shiva Venkatraman
15:36
how do you research demand of a product in a market ? did you use a tool like AMZScout? any other tools?
Ruihong, Amazon Seller Ambassador
16:29
helium 10 for me
Elton Kuah
16:38
I am exploring amzscout
Shiva Venkatraman
20:09
can you recommend a place where one can take good photos at home (esp during covid) and how to prepare labels to sell in amazon US. sourcing of the items will be from China or India
Elton Kuah
20:14
can paste the link in the cat
Elton Kuah
20:15
chat
Elton Kuah
20:56
both also can
Natalie
21:03
https://sell.amazon.com.sg/fba
Philemon Loh
21:14
Thanks
Natalie
21:19
https://amzn.to/fbarevcalc
Ruihong, Amazon Seller Ambassador
21:38
I bought a photography light box off ezbuy to take my product photos :D
Shiva Venkatraman
21:47
which is easier to get started FBM or FBA?
Ruihong, Amazon Seller Ambassador
21:55
for labels, you can ask the supplier to do it for oyu
Philemon Loh
22:53
For FBM, how do we find out the pricing for 3PL? Do we just approach the 3PL directly?
Philemon Loh
22:59
for SG
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
23:09
yes approach 3PL directly
Elton Kuah
23:11
same question I have with philemon but the region is from malaysia
Shiva Venkatraman
23:46
any good 3PL recommendations for Singapore and for US?
Shu Vern
24:13
Is Singapore AMAZON market worth investing as SG has many platform such as Q10 /LAZADA/SHOPEE.
Philemon Loh
24:34
For FBA to sell in USA, can we ship it to Amazon SG to sell in Amazon USA?
Abby Ng
24:50
how do you sell in US market? ship from Spore?
Andrew Yong
25:40
How do you ship to Amazon if you do FBA
Smriti Modi - Amazon Seller Ambassador
28:10
how do you sell in US market? ship from Spore? >> we ship from China (our manufacturing plants are there) to US
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
29:09
@andrew ship via fedex/dhl courier companies or via sea or air freight
PHILIP CHAN
29:18
What is the minimum stock quantity to be stored when using FBA for beginner?
Smriti Modi - Amazon Seller Ambassador
29:43
1. Product size, weight
Ben Chen
30:17
Is there a minimum space which we need to take up in Amazon when we use FBA?
Smriti Modi - Amazon Seller Ambassador
31:00
Factors to consider: 1. Product size, weight 2. Location of your customers. 3. Having a trusted warehouse.
Shiva Venkatraman
31:04
Hi panelists, which categories of products have good demand?
Jerold Yap
31:15
When the customer return the item, do seller bear the cost ?
Andrew Yong
31:46
@debbie the shipping is arrange by amazon or we have to set up our own with DHL/Fedex?
ann phun
32:22
For Amz US, is FBA and FBM fees charged differently for the same product?
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
33:03
@andrew you create the shipping plan in amazon seller central and then arrange your own fedex/dhl if you’re shipping into US from overseas
Elton Kuah
33:17
would there be any list of reliable FBM logistic canbe given would be good
Elton Kuah
33:24
cost comparison with DHL, Fedex etc
Ben Chen
33:54
Can FBA handle fragile items such as glass bottles?
Maria A Atienza
34:31
is it possible to sell both in Amazon Sg and Amazon US at the same time? Then I use FBM for Amazon.Sg and FBA for Amazon US? Or is it better to FBA both?
Andrew Yong
34:58
@Debbie using Fedex and DHL for shipping is quite expensive?
Jasmine Lee
36:29
@ Debbie, can you share which 3PL in US are you using?
pat chua
36:30
what is the best way to ship from china manufacturer to amz u.s.; should the china manufacturer ship directly FOB or what is the shipping term to use
Shiva Venkatraman
37:00
any tips on how to do the listing properly?
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
38:15
@andrew yes expensive but fast. you have options. it depends on your margins, the volume of your inventory, how fast you need to get the goods to FBA
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
38:58
@jasmine i’m afraid i am not fully happy with them, so i wouldn’t recommend
Elton Kuah
39:02
is there list available from amazon on reliable FB suppliers?
Jasmine Lee
39:23
@Debbie, thank you
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
39:41
@ann referral fees are the same regardless if you fulfill through FBA or FBM
Abby Ng
39:48
any 3PL warehouse in US to recommend?
Smriti Modi - Amazon Seller Ambassador
40:14
Factors for choosing warehouse: 1. Cost - pick & pack cost, Warehousing fee. 2. Tech/ integration capability 3. Track inventory 4. Service providers they use (UPS, Fedex, USPS) 5. Do the pick-up happen everyday
Felicia Ng
42:07
For Amazon SG, can buyer has the option to collect their purchased items from the seller's retail store to save shipping fee
Andrew Yong
42:13
Is it true that your listings can sell better/faster if you use FBA then FBM?
Amazon Seller Ambassador
43:00
@Felicia I don't think Amazon SG have this
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
43:26
@andrew if you sell through FBA, you get the Prime badge, which means customers can receive the orders within 2 days. and yes, amazon listings algorithm will prioritize your FBA listings
Felicia Ng
43:28
ok thanks
Ruihong, Amazon Seller Ambassador
44:11
prime badge does boost my sales
Shiva Venkatraman
44:30
how does one get the prime badge @debbie?
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
44:45
@pat chua it depends on your weight/volume of shipment. you should compare prices between courier/freight companies based on your ready shipments
Andrew Yong
45:00
@debbie are you able to give a feel how much better to sell using FBA compare to FBM? 5 times more?
SK Lee
45:18
Felix just mentioned "do not send all in for beginner" . What kind of quantity would you recommend for sending the first batch to USA? Do you suggest splitting the shipment even if my first factory order is not large
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
45:18
@shiva you get prime badge if you fulfill through FBA
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
45:44
@andrew too many factors to compare, hard to say! =)
Smriti Modi - Amazon Seller Ambassador
45:49
Continuing factors for choosing warehouse: 6. Return order processing 7. How do they palletise 8. FIFO system
ann phun
46:40
for US, are FBA and FBM fees the same?
ann phun
47:26
For US, are FBM and FBM and MCF fees the same?
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
47:34
@ann referral fees apply to the type of product you sell and they are the same regardless if you fulfill through FBA or FBM
pat chua
48:16
first mile delivery is important ... is there a amazon preferred logistics partner for first mile delivery
Felix - Amazon Seller Ambassador
49:20
Deliverr and Shipbob
Philemon Loh
49:49
Thanks Felix for typing that out!
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
49:58
@ann you can compare FBA and FBM revenue and costs here: https://amzn.to/fbarevcalc
Azizah Ahmad
50:28
Do we need to appoint IOR inorder to ship goods to US for FBA?
ann phun
50:53
Any good FF to recommend for shipping from China to US?
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
50:54
@azizah nope
Azizah Ahmad
52:04
How is import duties handled?
pat chua
52:10
can we dropship to amazon U.S.? Is it acceptable ?
Shiva Venkatraman
52:16
is there any way we can follow you guys on facebook, Instagram, twitter, etc?
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
52:55
@azizah your courier (fedex/dhl) or freight company will pay the taxes and duties and charge you afterwards
Ruihong, Amazon Seller Ambassador
53:04
our new fb page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/amazonsellercommunitysea
ann phun
53:46
Which sourcing agent do u use?
Felix - Amazon Seller Ambassador
54:46
try Jing sourcing and minden
ann phun
55:08
thanks Felix!
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
55:54
@pat amazon isn’t well suited for drop shipping. you can, but it’s better if you own your own inventory
pat chua
57:31
don't the u.s. has accessed to china market?
ann phun
58:01
What FF to use for shipping from US to China ?
Aaron Lucas
58:14
I want to supply packaging material to Amazon, how do I do that?
Aaron Lucas
58:44
Hello, from the Gold Coast in Australia
Shiva Venkatraman
59:46
what categories of products do you recommend for newcomers? kitchen? home? electronics?
Aaron Lucas
01:00:21
I have my Label wines available from Australia
PATHMAN CHANDRA KUPPTHAN
01:02:06
As for someone starting. What would be an ideal qty should you start with? I’m doing clothing.
Yishen
01:03:09
What about selling battery related products? Will it be a tedious and expensive process to get certification to prove to amazon that it's tested and good to sell on amazon.
Aaron Lucas
01:03:19
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Jerold Yap
01:04:40
Besides the Bar code, do you need to print “Made in China”?
Ruihong, Amazon Seller Ambassador
01:04:53
yea I do add that
Aaron Lucas
01:06:10
Can we freight our wines direct from Australia?
pat chua
01:08:06
what is the recommended tool from you guys to use to find a best seller product
Yishen
01:08:16
What about selling battery related products? Will it be a tedious and expensive process to get certification to prove to amazon that it's tested and good to sell on amazon.
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
01:08:16
Helium10
Aaron Lucas
01:09:54
Sorry my camera is not working and in Australia it is impossible to buy cameras when so many people work from home these days.
John Low
01:12:18
For new seller, do we need to use QC to ck. for our new launch product.
Shu Vern
01:12:41
Is FBA SG only cater to SINGAPORE MARKET ONLY?
Natalie
01:13:13
Hi Shu, yes
pat chua
01:13:43
Is Covid affecting amazon sellers? Has costs gone up and leadtime get longer ?
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
01:14:05
@john it’s not a requirement but if you aren’t confident of your manufacturer’s quality, then yes, it’s good to hire a QC company. but remember that adds to your costs
John Low
01:14:25
Tks.
pat chua
01:14:52
there are many gurus out there in Singapore, is there one that is highly recommended..
Ruihong, Amazon Seller Ambassador
01:15:03
i should get a referral bonus from helium lol
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
01:15:05
@pat yes definitely. logistics costs have gone up significantly. inventory getting checked into FBA warehouses is taking a much longer time than before
Elton Kuah
01:15:11
ues
ann phun
01:15:38
what is the name of the fb group?
Debbie - Amazon Seller Ambassador
01:15:40
@pat google jasontayonline. if you mention seller ambassadors when signing up, you get 1 extra 1-to-1 session with him
Shiva Venkatraman
01:16:01
thanks panelists
John Low
01:16:04
Thank you so much to all
Edison Lim
01:16:09
Thanks ALL!
Bryan Wee
01:16:12
thanks all
pat chua
01:16:18
thanks debbie
pat chua
01:16:33
thanks to the panelists and chair
PATHMAN CHANDRA KUPPTHAN
01:16:40
Thanks guys
Steven Poon
01:16:47
Thank you.
Joris D
01:18:08
Thank you