Sunday, March 23, 2008

Identifying Shipment Types With Amazon's FBA!

I received a question this weekend asking how I figured out which of my FBA orders were Prime, Super Saver or Regular marketplace shipments. Since it isn't a simple thing to figure out, I thought I would post about it. I hear they are working on the reporting aspect of seller central and I hope that it will be easier to figure this out in the future but here's how you do it today:
  • Log-in to Seller Central and select the Reports tab at the top of the page.
  • Once on the reports page choose the Fulfillment option.
  • Choose the Customer Shipment Sales link.
  • You are now on the daily shipped items page. There is a link to change the period you want to look at. The default is the current day.
  • Sort the list by the Per Item Ship Charge column (Ascending)

Here's how to identify the shipments.

  • Amazon Prime shipments will have $0.00 cost for shipping.
  • Super Saver Shipments will be everything that is not $0.00 (Prime), $2.98 (Cd's, DVDs), $3.99 (Books, Video Games) $6.99 (Expedited Books, Video Games) $5.19 (Expedited CDs DVDs) and any International orders - $6.89 for CDs $12.49 books, and $12.29 for DVDs
  • Regular marketplace shipments will be everything that is, $2.98 (Cd's, DVDs), $3.99 (Books, Video Games) $6.99 (Expedited Books, Video Games) $5.19 (Expedited CDs DVD's) and any International orders - $6.89 for CDs $12.49 books, and $12.29 for DVDs

You can also export the list into Excel if you want to do some in-depth analysis.

Update: I also have some recent stats from a reader who is using FBA: (Sample size was 100 orders).

Prime: 25%
Super Saver Shipping: 53%
Regular: 22% (9 of which were international)

Just my 12%

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