Amazon Dropshipping - The Useful Guide for Beginners to Sell Online

Guide to sell on Amazon using Dropshipping

Hi there!

Ever thought about Amazon dropshipping?

It’s a solid idea. Amazon is one of the world’s most recognizable brands, after all. On top of that, there’s strong trust and fierce customer loyalty among Amazon shoppers. By dropshipping on Amazon, you can leverage that trust for your brand.

So in this article, we’ll talk about dropshipping on Amazon and how to do it right.

Dropshipping on Amazon

Amazon is one of the biggest e-commerce websites in the world. It grew in popularity because it allows retailers to sell their products on their platforms. Manufacturers and brands can sell on Amazon as an additional sales channel for their stores.

How Much Does It Cost to Start Dropshipping on Amazon?

Amazon dropshipping requires everyone to sign up as a seller on Amazon’s website. Their plan costs $0.99 per unit sold, while the Professional plan will cost you $39.99, regardless of how many items you sell. For Indian sellers, Amazon does not ask for any subscription fee. Learn more about Amazon’s commission fees.

How to Sell On Amazon?

You can dropship on Amazon through their Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) program or Fulfilled by Merchant (FBM) program. So let's see how both the programs help you to sell along with their terms and conditions.

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)

All you need to do is ship your products to the Amazon warehouse and let Amazon pick, pack, and ship your orders and also manage your customer queries. 

Why FBA?

1. Free shipping 
2. Free Returns 
3. Saves Time
4. Reach more customers
5.  Your products are eligible for Amazon Prime FREE Two-Day Shipping, FREE Shipping, and more.
6. Customer Support

How to fulfill Amazon orders using Qikink

Selling on Amazon can help you eliminate your fulfillment headaches and help you scale your business. You just list the products on Amazon and place your orders to the manufacturer. 

You can select the mode of shipping when you opt for Merchant Fulfilment 

1. Amazon Easy Ship

In Amazon fulfillment, the order is printed and packed by us (the manufacturer) and shipped by Amazon. Amazon Easy Ship is a delivery service for Amazon sellers. When you choose Amazon Easy Ship, your orders are picked up from your manufacturer's location by an Amazon Logistics delivery associate and delivered to the buyers' doorstep with minimal effort from you.

Easy Ship allows your customers to track their orders and delivery date. Buyers also get an option to pay for orders at the time of delivery using the Pay on Delivery (also known as Cash on Delivery) feature through Easy Ship. The funds for the orders are deposited directly into your bank account.

2. Self Shipping

Self-shipping means shipping orders by yourself hence, you receive only prepaid orders. In Self Shipping mode, you can either ship orders using Qikink's shipping services or partner with a courier service to ship your orders. 
You will also need to register your business on Qikink's address. In that case, you will need GSTIN of Tamil Nadu. 

Qikink does not support integration with any marketplace like Amazon, Flipkart, eBay, etc. 
You will have to place all your orders manually on Qikink's Dashboard.


Dropshipping on Amazon can be tricky and there are a lot of rules you should play by.

It can be useful for complementing your catalog of private-label products. It’s also a low-risk way to dip your toes in e-commerce and as a gateway into a more sustainable e-commerce business model.

If you have additional questions or comments regarding dropshipping on Amazon, feel free to ask our team for assistance.

Happy selling!
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