What You Need to Know about Amazon’s Partnered Carrier Program
Before your products reach Amazon’s inventory, it needs to undergo the shipping process. The product will be shipped to the nearest Amazon fulfillment centers before they are placed in your inventory. Once your customer has ordered something from you, Amazon will fulfill and deliver their order in your behalf. This is basically how the Amazon FBA Business works.
However, shipping your products can be expensive. The price for each shipment may cost 15 dollars and above. If you want to generate larger sales by minimizing expenses, you might find the shipping cost a bit too pricey. In order to resolve this problem, Amazon offers its Partnered Carrier Program to help its FBA sellers save money on shipping.
The Amazon’s Partnered Carrier Program can bring a lot of benefits to you and your business. This includes the following:
Slashing down your shipping costs
You can get significantly lower rates on domestic shipments with Amazon. The shipping price can be reduced by up to 45% with PCP. This increases your chances of winning the Buy Box, making it easier to reduce your product’s price.
First, enter all the necessary information of your shipment in Seller Central. Once the carrier receives your shipment, Amazon will know when your shipment is coming since it already has your details on hand. It will also be ready to receive the packages, hence restocking your inventory without any delay.
Save time in gathering shipping quotes
There’s no need for you to gather shipping quotes on multiple carriers. PCP allows you to see both prices of UPS and FedEx for your shipment in Seller Central.
Getting Started with PCP
If you want to get started with Amazon’s carrier program, you can do so by doing the following steps:
- Sign in to your seller central account and start a new inventory shipment.
- Using the tools in your seller account, build your own shipment plan.
- On the Prepare Shipment page, choose either Small Parcel Delivery (SPD) or Less Than Truckload (LTL) for shipments that weigh more than 150 lbs.
- Select Amazon-Partnered Carrier.
- Fill in the following with your shipment information.
- Compare the prices. Choose UPS or FedEx, and then accept the charges.
- Download and print your shipping labels.
- If your shipment is LTL, prepare your pallet(s), and then print your bill of lading (BOL) on the pickup date for the carrier.
Having a carrier that is partnered with Amazon can save you a lot of time and money. This can help you generate much more income than before without worrying whether your inventories are fully stocked or not.