Amazon is now experimenting with a new delivery service that can make products available for free two-day delivery. This can help relieve overcrowding in Amazon warehouses. It may also take over some of the functions that are currently taken over by UPS and Fed-Ex. It was introduced in India two years ago, and now Amazon is beginning to market the service to U.S. merchants. This new project is being called Seller Flex. The service is said to have begun this year on the West Coast, and plans to roll out the service on a broader range should begin in 2018.
What Does This Mean for Third Party Merchants?
Amazon can begin to oversee the pickup of packages from warehouses of third-party merchants that sell their goods on Amazon. Amazon will then deliver to their customer’s homes, which is now currently being led by UPS and/or FedEx. Instead of leaving the delivery up to the seller, Amazon will not make that decision.
As the program rolls out, more information should be available. If you have any questions about this new program and any financial implications it may have on you as a third-party seller, you should contact an experienced accountant.
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