If you’re just starting out on Amazon, your first shipment might be keeping you up at night.
TBH this is completely normal. And a super small learning curve; that we can fix right now.
**CAUTION** This is going to be a Super-Vanilla post, so Don’t Fall Asleep on me the VALUE is legit.
Sign up for Scan Lister and follow the instructions for connecting it to Seller Central. Speed is the name of the game here, and time is money. Or if you speak Reezy this is the Espresso of listing software.
Set up your SKU’s (Stock Keeping Unit). This is just to make it super easy for you to track your inventory.
Customers won’t see this, so you can make it whatever you want, even “ImQuitingMyJobIn6Months.” But that won’t help you much when you scale which you will if your reading this.
The norm is creating a code for each source. For example, if you have 4 Good Wills in your area you could use GW01, GW02, GW03, and GW04. Then just add the date of the shipment and the condition.
G if the condition of good. VG = Very Good. LN = Like New. N = New.
You could also make up a code for the item type. Media is a super useful one, so let’s make a SKU for CDs and DVDs.
Watch this video:
And take a minute or two to set up your SKUs! This is MANDATORY, don’t sleep on it.
Pro Tip: If your listing Text Books end those SKUs with *TB. Most repricing software want’s the wild card at the start or end of the SKU. Re-pricing will be a separate post.
Watch this short-listing tutorial with Ricky Analog:
As you can see, he has the books stacked (w/ the barcode facing up) by condition from Good to Like New. If you need help grading books, use this video.
Like New should only have one super minor flaw. Then Very Good and Good just have more flaws.
Let the Scans Begin!
Connect whatever Bluetooth scanner you have to your PC.
These next two steps are KEY:
- Update your SKU Prefix, Condition, and Condition Note, as you move from condition to condition. Scan all the good books first, then move on to VG, etc.…
- Keep Your Books in Order! Scan the first book on the top of your pile and start a new pile next to it with what you just scanned. Then as you can, add books to your new scanned stack in the order that you scan them. Just keep the books in the order that scan them! #NoMoreGrayHairs
This dope video is all about stickering:
List It! (In a Mortal Kombat Fatality Voice LOL)
Smash the list button on the bottom left of the Scan Lister screen. Choose Fulfilled by Amazon.
High-five the hard part is now complete.
It takes Scan Lister 5 minutes to export to Amazon. So, organize the work area or grab a coffee.
Create the Shipment.
Forward to 10:52 on the previous video, How to Create an Amazon FBA Shipment.
In Seller Central > Inventory > Manage Inventory > Search the dated portion of your SKU on the top left (GW01-2019-OCT-13)
> You can search multiple SKU’s and the “Action on x selected” will keep incrementing as you select all
> Select all with the first checkbox on the top left of your results > Search & Select all of your SKU’s for the shipment
> Action > Change to Fulfilled by Amazon > Send Inventory > Continue to Shipping Plan
> change the quantity to 1 at the top (if you have multiple copies in the same condition update that here)
> It’s 50 items per page so repeat the previous step on each page > you will also get restrictions and errors here
> read the alert and proceed or remove the item > you may also get asked for demission’s here so keep a ruler and scale handy
> Continue > “Change who preps?” to merchant on all your pages > Continue
> (This is where you need AZ Labels and a way to print out your labels. All the Ninjas use Rollo or Dymo printers, but you use Ink-Jet printers at your own paroral. Inkjets won’t need the AZ Labels extension).
> Once you add the AZ labels extension to chrome, you will get a “Print Thermal Labels” button next to Amazon’s Print Labels button at the bottom of each page
> hit Print Thermal Labels ONCE! > give it a sec to think and open the exported file that pops up on your screen
> you can now print with your thermal printer make sure to hit advanced print settings to select your label type before printing > Continue
> Approve & Continue > Work on Shipment > “How will this shipment be packed?” Usually it’s going to be Multiple boxes or more than one SKU per box or everything in one box depending on how many boxes you have
> Set your number of boxes and fill out the dimensions > Calculate > I agree > Accept Charges
> Print Thermal Labels (these will be on 4×6 in labels) > Complete Shipment.
If you’ve never used box content in Scanlister before definitely check out these two videos:
Warning if your using a Dymo for the first time feed the labels down into the rollers and not straight through. LMAO not talking from experience here?.
Haha, your eyes probably feel like if you were peeling an onion by now. On the bright side, that’s it. Eventually, you’ll be able to do these drunk (Disclaimer: Drunk Shipments are not Recommended).
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