โดยอัตโนมัติ Amazon FBA, จะกระจายสินค้าของคุณไปยังโกดังต่างๆที่กระจายไปทั่วประเทศ by default, will ask you to ship your items to multiple locations. Why? So that it reduces their cost to ship out to various locations. It makes the most send to deliver to a customer, from a warehouse that is nearest to them.
If your customer lives in Virginia (VA), and there is stock in an FBA warehouse in that state, then Amazon will most likely try to fulfill from there
Amazon has over 100 FBA centers in the US alone
When you create a shipment, it may tell you to ship your cargo to several locations. This can get expensive!
Luckily there is a way to force Amazon to accept similar items in (1) location. Please note that Amazon will still send large items to separate locations, some foodstuffs, and some clothing items. But in general, if your items are within the same category, they can be sent to the same location. (We’ll have a separate article on how amazon categorizes what goes to which FBA warehouse later)
What’s the catch? Receiving fees. Amazon will charge a small receiving fee, per piece. This is because, they’ll simply move your items around from one warehouse once they receive it. So even if you ship to one location, in a matter of days, your items may be spread out among dozens of warehouses.
Setting up is easy – just follow the steps below;
Fees – know this before you start
Amazon will charge you from $0.3 for small pieces to well over $1.30 for larger pieces.
Please do the calculations to see if it’s worth it for you to select this service before signing up for this.
Setting up Inventory Placement
Setting up Inventory Placement Services (IPS) is quite straight forward. You’ll first need to be logged into your amazon seller-central account.
Under “Settings”, go down to “Fulfillment by Amazon” and click there.
Click on the “Edit” button in the “Inventory Placement Options” section.
Then, ensure that the bubble for “Inventory Placement Service” is highlighted.
Finally, Click on “Update”. You’re done!
In conclusion, for most sellers, using IPS will save you money, as the cost to ship to multiple locations is much greater than the cost Amazon charges you to receive in one location.