Selling on Amazon is an uphill climb, which involves many behind-the-scenes processes. At Minatus, we have a fully equipped FBA fulfilment centre to orchestrate all workflows and catalyse your selling experience. Our prep service adds agility to your eCommerce business by relieving the most challenging part of managing the order flow.
Amazon clamps down on unsatisfactory product quality, packaging and customer service. To help you succeed with every part of your business, Minatus acts as a full-service FBA partner to handle the most complex processes amid Amazon’s ever-changing requirements. We can be there for you for Freight Only, FNSKU, inspections, FBA customer service and more.
What can be the best solution for one eCommerce seller may be a waste of business resources for the other. At Minatus, we adapt our preparation services to your product type, order volumes, packaging needs and shipping policies. If it doesn’t work for you – it doesn’t work for us.
Minatus has been orchestrating prep workflows for Amazon FBA UK for years. If you want experienced teams to prepare your orders and attentive specialists to monitor Amazon’s latest requirements, we bring them together for your exceptional eCommerce business results.
FBA is a lifesaver, but it’s easy to get bogged down in pitfalls when shipping your products to FBA centres. If you’re about to use Fulfilment by Amazon, you need to ensure that your goods are FBA-ready. Why? If your inventory isn’t FBA-compliant, you will end up forking out for additional fulfilment fees and have to deal with customer complaints.
Minatus FBA inspection services help you avoid unexpected fees when getting your products handled by Amazon. We inspect your shipments for packaging and labelling issues and put them right before dispatching your goods to FBA. No Amazon penalties. No one-star product reviews.
This service can be used by all Amazon sellers, whether you’re operating in the UK or overseas. It is based on a comprehensive FBA inspection carried out by the Minatus team after you send your items to our centre. Once they are here, we will:
You can use this service unless you’re shipping hazardous waste, postage stamps, explosives or other prohibited items. We are experienced in working with standard, fragile, oversized and highly specific goods.
If you need help budgeting for the service, check out the basic costs for FBA preparation below or contact us.
We receive, check and count the products you send to us.
£0.186 per item to 50 items a box then £0.10p per item in same carton
Example: Box of 100 - 50@ 186p + 50@ 10p = 14.3 p per unit
This is a Shipment Forward service therefore order should arrive prepared to be sent out immediately as is.
Putting more than one of same SKU to a bag to create a pack of xx items
bubble wrap an item.
We use the IWMS warehouse management system to prepare shipments for FBA. This WMS allows you to send a booking request for your inventory as you get an order update from your supplier. We then:
The Minatus FBA prep service is a cost-effective way to bring your inventory to an FBA centre in tip-top condition. This reduces your product return rate as Amazon has no ground for rejecting your shipments whilst your customers receive what they’re paying for.
However, if you’re sure your shipments are perfect, you may not need prep service. In this case, Minatus can forward them further to FBA with no inspections in between (Freight Forward).
We offer two no-prep forwarding options:
One of the Fulfilment by Amazon programme requirements is that you must specify a return address for the country in which you sell your products. In other words, you must list a UK-based return processing centre if you put your items up for sale on Amazon.co.uk.
The good news is that you can specify Minatus as your local return address. We can also inspect your returns to help you decide whether they can be repackaged and dispatched to Amazon for resale.
Please note that this service is for FBA prep and inspection customers and is not a standalone service.
Minatus sets out to help Amazon sellers smooth out all facets of the fulfilment process, including:
For obvious reasons, when you’re looking to sell something, you set up an account on Amazon. It’s a vast pool of customers (read opportunities). Amazon enables you to get your products in front of them, whether you’re a small or large merchant.
But Amazon wouldn’t be Amazon if it set the bar low and allowed poorly packaged or damaged goods to be sent from its FBA centres. Actually, it has a range of stringent guidelines to meet. The failure to do so puts your merchant reputation and bottom line at risk.
Minatus is your safe bet to dodge any risk. With our Amazon FBA prep services, you can get your shipments properly packaged and labelled so that Amazon accepts and dispatches them further. We are here to tackle all shipping problems your products may have to streamline your fulfilment process and save you money in unexpected fees and lost customers.
There is one rule of thumb you need to know: the reputation of your brand always precedes you. In light of this, if something tarnishes it, your chances of success are getting low. From the perspective of Amazon, letters of complaint and negative customer reviews are those factors that give your brand a bad name. The great news is that you can now mitigate all the risks associated with the tainted reputation with the help of Minatus and our FBA prep services for UK and overseas sellers.
As far as you know, non-compliance with Amazon FBA requirements is likely to lead to severe consequences, including order delays and penalties. What is even worse is that it may upset the apple cart and, thus, prevent your business from growing. With Minatus, however, this is no longer the case. We specialise in preparing your products, regardless of their volume and size, and carefully inspecting each of them to make sure all FBA guidelines are met. The central aim of our services of FBA prep for UK and overseas merchants is to save your time and money by ensuring Amazon compliance.
Minatus provides thorough FBA inspection for UK and international clients who are carrying out their commercial activities on the Amazon platform. No matter how many products you need to get inspected and prepared, we are up for the task if they are safe-to-use and legal. Be sure to leave the following to us:
Teaming up with Minatus means taking an immense weight off your shoulders. Our inspection services are necessary for those looking to grow their businesses with no need to hire more staff for product preparation. All you are asked to do is organise shipments to our warehouses, provide us with your labels, and let us know your FBA shipment details. We will take care of everything else.
You can also benefit from our fulfilment solutions if you want to leverage considerable storage facilities. Furthermore, our fulfilment centre can be used as your return address in the UK so that Amazon can send your products back if there is something wrong with them.
To open the door of new business opportunities, it’s high time to turn to Minatus – your trusted FBA prep company. We assure you that you won’t find better prices than ours!
Amazon is the #1 e-commerce platform, and working with the best requires you to step up your game. Anyone can become an Amazon seller, but not everyone is up for the challenge of complying with multiple rules of the marketplace.
Indeed, Amazon FBA packaging and shipping can be extremely frustrating. A single mistake can get your account suspended and put you out of business for up to a month, with your chances of restoring it being slim to none.
As a seller, you have only three options: do FBA prep yourself, pay Amazon to do it for you or outsource it to an independent FBA prep company. If the first way is not for you, it would seem logical to go with Amazon, right? Well, not exactly.
The thing is, the Amazon prep service is quite expensive. Storage and fulfilment fees are paid separately, and unless your products fly off the shelves like hot cakes, you will end up paying for the products you are not selling, which is a surefire recipe for a business disaster. This leaves you with the third option – outsourcing your FBA prep services in the UK. But however advantageous, it has its own pitfalls. It is hard enough to find a reliable partner to whom you can hand over the responsibility for a crucial part of your business, let alone picking a financially beneficial option. But Minatus can be your perfect option.
Minatus is a West Yorkshire, UK-based company that serves small and large-volume sellers. We can do all it takes for your successful Amazon FBA in the UK thanks to:
As an ambitious e-commerce seller struggling with orders and sales, you look at Amazon through the prism of opportunities it rewards. With FBA services by Minatus, you have everything to scale fast and use them all. Whether you are an established seller looking to optimise your time or a new brand gearing up to hit the ground running, FBA is your way to go to:
When your Amazon business starts booming, fulfilling a deluge of orders is an uphill battle. An FBA expert knows the ins and outs of Amazon’s centres, keeps up with ever-changing rules, and becomes an extension of your team – as invested in your business’s success as you are. Minatus is thrilled to take on this role to suggest improvements, point out trends, and alert you to any issues.
With our affordable FBA pricing for UK sellers, you spend less on supplies and employees. Minatus helps you kiss goodbye to Amazon’s bloated charges, evade penalties, and ditch packing tables, tape guns, and bubble wrap for a fee.
When sales take off, Minatus lets you keep up with demand as your FBA agent. We have the resources to handle 100 or 1,000 orders without breaking a sweat. Our FBA prep services scale with you – and so do our capabilities to support you at every growth stage.
By relying on our team, you can cut long shipping times and operate without storage space inefficiencies, returns problems, and customer service headaches. We take care of it all to let you spend your time developing new products, optimising your listings, and marketing to new audiences.
With Minatus, your business can get bigger and better to rise to fame on Amazon. Take that next step and contact us today!