Exploit Amazon vendor services with Minatus on your side

Minatus provides almost unlimited assistance for those of you who are about to progress from doing business as Amazon third-party sellers to becoming first-party vendors. It is beyond any doubt that the Vendor Central platform opens up new horizons to your brand, which are backed up by advanced Amazon marketing services (AMS), A+ content, hassle-free fulfilment and wholesale opportunities. However, one may have a hard time ensuring the compliance with many Amazon shipping requirements while managing their inventory and addressing disputable matters arising in the process. If your daily business routine looks like this, and you are fed up with carrying such a crippling burden, Minatus is exactly what you’ve been looking for.

What we do here is facilitating your business relationships with Amazon and making sure you are reaping all the benefits of the vendor status, which go far beyond those of the Amazon seller services. At Minatus, we endeavour to improve your current PO operations and transmute the issues into stepping stones to colossal success. Our expertise and end-to-end managed solutions allow us to provide all online merchants who need Amazon vendor support with personalised services so that they can bring the strategic consistency of their businesses to the highest level.

Our range of services for Amazon Vendor Central customers

If you have been selling to Amazon for a while so far, the chances are that you already know how demanding it may be to deal with purchase orders, shipping and everything in between. The vendor status – as distinguished from the Amazon FBA Seller Central one – requires the unconditional compliance with an abundance of Amazon rules on delivery lead times and the volume of goods which are meant to be supplied. With your needs in mind, Minatus is ready to help you meet all those rigorous standards of the world’s largest marketplace provider.

Here is what we do for this purpose:

Our specialists are up for consolidating, approving and importing orders to our dedicated OMS irrespective of the volume. Then we will manage your inventory to ensure stock availability or cancel lines if needed. We also provide pick and pack services, which can be used by Amazon Seller Central UK clients, as well.

With Minatus, you no longer need to collect piles of delivery documents yourself. We will take this upon ourselves while coordinating delivery slots and other activities with Amazon.

We will make sure your goods are shipped to Amazon facilities in pallets or boxes. This process is aimed at meeting scheduled lead times and minimising the risk of delayed deliveries.

Since disputes and claims are increasingly common in business relationships, it’s always a good idea to have qualified specialists acting on your behalf. At Minatus, we are capable of providing this kind of Amazon vendor support.

With our team, you will get access to comprehensive end-to-end solutions which will help you shape your own way in the e-commerce environment and succeed on Amazon. For more details on our warehouse capacity and pricing, be sure to give us a call.

Why shift to an Amazon Vendor Central UK account?

Because every other online buyer is now using Amazon to shop for stuff, it stands to reason that all e-commerce businesses are striving to get their goods listed there. Typically, you have several options if you are looking to tap into the commercial potential of this platform. The most promising of them are Seller Central and Amazon Vendor Seller Central (or simply Vendor Central), which mainly differ in selling types and marketing methods.

If you haven’t upgraded to the Vendor account yet but are allowed to do so, it may be a game-changing decision to open one. The vendor title has too many pros to disregard, especially when Minatus supports you with Amazon Vendor consulting, fulfilment and other services.

Differences between the two accounts

Within a Seller Central programme, you use the Amazon platform to get your goods listed and marketed on your own. In other words, you act as an Amazon marketplace seller (or third-party merchant) who is solely responsible for everything from product advertising to fulfilment and customer service. This way, Seller Central only allows you to reap the exposure benefits of Amazon. It is open to everyone, and chances are, that’s how you’re selling your products if you haven’t upgraded your account yet.

By contrast, Vendor Central is a programme that gives you the first-party seller status. This means you, as a merchant, sell to Amazon, which then resells your goods to customers. The whole process comes down to receiving weekly purchase orders (POs) from Amazon and providing the required inventory for further marketing. This is often done in bulk, so a Vendor Central account actually doubles as an Amazon Supplier Central account. You act as an Amazon supplier and don’t have to ship and fulfil orders to individual buyers.

Unlike Amazon Seller Central businesses, vendors can avail themselves of Amazon fulfilment capabilities, improved customer service and new marketing opportunities to drive more traffic to their product pages. On top of that, the first-party seller account grants you the ‘Sold by Amazon’ status to be showcased with your products, which is likely to boost the shoppers’ trust in your brand and encourage a marked increase in sales.

The snag is that you can’t start selling wholesale as a vendor on a whim. If you’re currently selling through an Amazon Seller UK account, it may be too early for you to make a switch. You’ll need to receive an invitation from the Amazon team for that. If you haven’t received one yet, you can explore our Amazon Seller fulfilment services for third-party sellers.

Despite the numerous benefits of Vendor Central, there are many challenges that you may encounter, especially when it comes to measuring up to all those exacting standards of Amazon. This is where you want Minatus to have your back.

What Vendor Central challenges await you?

It may not be all sunshine and roses if you’ve finally got the invitation to switch from your Amazon Professional Seller account to the Vendor Central one. To leverage the commercial potential of Amazon to your advantage, you have to ensure flawless PO management and shipping. You can’t afford to make mistakes at any of those stages, as well as dozens of other processes.

As a vendor, your daily routine is likely to be laden with back-and-forth tasks to prove you’re a good supplier for Amazon. If you don’t have a dedicated team to take care of your vendor status and the responsibilities that come with it, you’ll have to:

If you hope you can get all those issues settled with the Amazon support team, think again. Even though they do provide customer service for Vendor Central account holders, it’s often limited compared to Amazon Seller customer service. Indeed, you can forward some of the issues to your onboarding or account manager and ask for expert help. But it isn’t the case for all vendors. If your business is small, you may only have access to standard support service, which isn’t available all the time.

Outsource your challenges to Minatus

Doing business after setting up an Amazon Vendor UK account doesn’t have to be a bumpy road. It can be obstacle-free, whether you’re a small business or receive huge purchase orders from Amazon every week.

Minatus is well-placed to make Vendor Central processes less burdensome for you. With our dedicated systems and end-to-end solutions, you can say goodbye to improper handling, negligence and out-of-stocks. When partnering with Minatus, you will be provided with professional assistance for:

Minatus uses the best Vendor Central practices to facilitate your responsibilities as a vendor and ensure that your products hit the shelves of Amazon on time and ready for sale. We’re thrilled to share them with you to map out our cooperation strategy or discuss other services for Amazon service sellers.