FBA and Shopify Dual Fulfillment Question

PublicEnemy
Tourist
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Hi Everyone,

We are looking to test the waters with FBA for one of our smaller products.  Below are a few points on how we currently operate.

  • We currently fulfill all orders at our current DC.
  • We currently use the Amazon sales channel within Shopify and fulfill within Shopify.
  • We currently sync all our inventory to Amazon. (SKU syncing).

We are looking to continue to fulfill non-Amazon orders at our DC (at this point).  We don't have the sales volume yet to justify moving all inventory to Amazon FBA, and we still need to fulfill orders from our other sales channels.

Questions:

  1. What is the best practice for using FBA (Amazon orders) and continuing to full other (non-Amazon) orders at our current DC?
  2. Do you simply turn off inventory/SKU syncing for the item within Shopify and allocate inventory to Amazon and setup as FBA?

Thanks!

TOAD Sports

www.toadsports.com 

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JoesIdeas
Shopify Expert
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1. You can set the Amazon fulfilled SKU's at the product level, and they'll be assigned to Amazon fulfillment service when the order is placed.

2. You'll switch the "inventory managed by" setting to Amazon Marketplace Web.

This is the most common setup I see with people using our app Order Automator, the app automates amazon fulfillment so when line items in the order are assigned amazon fulfillment service, the app automatically requests the fulfillment to Shopify.

For a deeper guide, options, explanations about fulfilling with amazon and automating fulfillment: https://speedboostr.com/automate-order-fulfillment-on-shopify.

 

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