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Set Up Fulfillment By Amazon

What is it?

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a fulfillment service that allows you to have your orders processed and shipped directly from Amazon warehouses.

What are the advantages?

When shipping your orders and products from Amazon distribution centers, your products will be shipped using Amazon's preferred carrier methods and services. Thereby saving you on shipping costs.

Sell on Amazon

The following steps assume that you are already set up to sell on Amazon and have set up your Fulfillment options with them. If you have not yet done this, you may begin the process by clicking here.

Once you have completed your Sell on Amazon and Fulfillment by Amazon account setup, you will need to ship your products to Amazon for fulfillment. Instructions and warehouse address information will be provided by Amazon for you.

Integrating it with Shift4Shop

The first step in preparing your store to use FBA is to create a distributor record that will act as the "dropshipper" for your FBA products.

Adding a distributor

  1. Go to Settings > General > Distributors.

  2. Click the Add a Distributor button at the top right of the page.

  3. In the popup modal, type in a name for the FBA "Distributor" in the Company Name field and click Add.

The page will load, and you'll be presented with additional fields for the distributor, such as address and contact information and special comments. You can enter whatever information you'd like in these fields, but the shipping address should be configured as your own business shipping address. Then, look to the right side of the page, and directly beneath the comments field, you will see a checkbox labeled "Is Dropshipper."

  1. Mark the Is Dropshipper checkbox and set the distributor record as a Dropshipper.

Setting up FBA

Now you'll set up the FBA module.

  1. Using the left navigation menu, go to Modules.

  2. Once there, search for "Fulfillment By Amazon" to find the module.

  3. Then, click on the Settings button.

At this point, you will link the Shift4Shop store with your Sell with Amazon account. To continue:

8. Click on the Initiate Onboard Process button.

9. Sign into your Amazon Seller Central Account.

After logging into your Seller Central profile, you will be asked to authorize the onboarding connection.

10. Mark the checkbox to authorize 3rd party access to your account and click Next.

11. Click Continue at the "You are almost done authorizing..." page.

After the onboarding process is complete, you'll be taken back to the FBA module on your Shift4Shop Online Store Manager.

12. Mark the Enable checkbox at the top left of the page.

13. Specify your distributor for the plugin using the drop-down.
This is the dropshipper distributor you set up at the beginning of this article.

14. Lastly, map your shipping preferences for the module.*
(see note)

15. Click the Save button found at the top right to commit your changes.

That's it! You're all set for Fulfillment by Amazon