Amazon Business Integration

A fully automated and integrated messaging solution for Amazon Merchants.

Is your business restricted due to the overheads related to manual fulfilment with Amazon?

Companies are reporting the volume of business they do through on-line Marketplaces is constrained due to the overheads with manual fulfilment processes and therefore recognise the need to move to an automated, fully integrated (EDI) based approach.

As an Amazon Merchant, you'll be aware of just how demanding their order fulfilment process can be.

Whilst Amazon provides various methods of exchanging process related business transactions, strict time-based process have to be observed if non-compliance penalties are to be avoided.

As a starting point, Vendors and Sellers alike have the use of Amazon's web-based transaction portals, namely "Vendor" or "Seller-Central". Their purpose is solely to assist Merchants to engage with Amazon, view and download orders, return confirmations and other Order-to-Cash (OTC) transactions. The portals are widely used but were never designed to integrate with a Merchants internal business applications. As a consequence, fulfilling Amazon orders can be a highly resource intensive, manual operation with higher costs and the possibility of error and risk.

As business volumes grow, Merchants may elect to migrate to a more integrated and formalised method of exchanging business transactions - the most common of which being Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), a standards based communications technology. This can be done gradually to minimise risk, message-by-message with the objective of formalising the structure and content of data exchange with Amazon with full end-to-end integration into and out of the Merchants internal business systems and applications.

fulfilling Amazon orders can be a highly resource intensive, manual operation with higher costs and the possibility of error and risk.

Fulfilling Amazon orders can be a highly resource intensive, manual operation with higher costs and the possibility of error and risk.

A low cost, pragmatic solution is now available from AdvanceFirst Technologies.

Designed specifically to help merchants transition from manual processes to the fully integrated, that is, migration from Amazon's web-based messaging portals to a fully integrated EDI solution linking Amazon transactional data with Merchants internal IT systems. The solution will appeal to those looking to expand their presence with the marketplace, undoubtedly one of, if not the, fastest growing internet commerce sites globally.

The solution is called "Amazon Business Integration" (ABI) and includes everything Merchants need to automate their business relationship with Amazon with end-to-end, integrated messaging.

Are you ready to take the next step?

Follow the link below to provide some basic contact information and details of your current business relationship with Amazon. A member of our specialist Amazon team will be in touch to advise how best to proceed.

Why do this and what are the benefits?

Undeniably, Amazon has become one of the fastest expanding global on-line marketplaces with $billions worth of net sales and revenues. A trend predicted to continue as the volume of consumer spending shifts from traditional high-street retailers to on-line purchasing. Equally, consumer expectations are becoming increasingly challenging, demanding better service, quality, lower prices and near instant availability. It's critical therefore that retailers embrace these challenges by aligning their business process and IT systems with the Amazon Marketplace to meet the demands of an ever increasing volume of on-line trade.

  • Fully automate resource dependent manual processes.

  • Fully integrate Amazon Order to Cash process data with internal business systems.

  • Reduce Costs.

  • Reduce Risks.

  • Increase your Amazon presence and scope of products sold through the Amazon Marketplace.

  • Repurpose manual staff to more customer facing, value added activities.

The solution will appeal to those looking to expand their presence with the marketplace, undoubtedly one of, if not the, fastest growing internet commerce sites globally.

The solution will appeal to those looking to expand their presence with the marketplace, undoubtedly one of, if not the, fastest growing internet commerce sites globally.

This solution is right for you if...

  • You are already an Amazon Merchant using either Vendor or Seller Central, Amazon’s self-serve web-based portals.

  • You are using up too much of your precious resources, time and people by having to manually rekey all the data to and from Amazon.

  • You are now at a stage where you need it to be fully automated and are looking for an easy solution to do this.

  • You are finding the web-based solution is restricting the volume of Amazon orders you can process with existing resources.

  • You have restricted the number of products you sell through the Amazon marketplace simply because you cannot manage an increase in order volume.

  • Have considered the EDI route as an alternative but see this to be complex and costly - it doesn't have to be with AFT Solutions!

  • You lack the expertise, infrastructure and internal knowhow to implement EDI with Amazon and possibly beyond to your wider supply chain partners.

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Are you ready to take the next step?

Follow the link below to provide some basic contact information and details of your current business relationship with Amazon. A member of our specialist Amazon team will be in touch to advise how best to proceed.

Why AdvanceFirst?

AdvanceFirst Technologies, leading providers of Business to Business Integration Solutions, are proud of our continued ability to provide very simple or complex solutions to our clients, on-time and within budget. Utilizing powerful ‘state of the art’ software tools, together with a specialist team of highly experienced implementation and project management consultants, we consistently deliver supply chain focused solutions, bringing value to complex business processes. The solution, open to Amazon Merchants, uses a simple technical procedure to seamlessly exchange business transactions with Amazon, directly to/from internal business applications, together with all the guidance and advice needed to ensure full compliance with Amazon's transactional processes.

AdvanceFirst Technologies worked closely with Bryson Products to integrate EDI with Amazon into our operations and automate what was hitherto a highly inefficient and predominantly manual process. The solution fully integrates data from the Amazon order flow with our internal IT systems and order fulfilment processes, including those of an external supplier who are now fully EDI enabled with us as an integral part of our extended enterprise. The solution has enabled us to confidently increase our volume of business with Amazon without adding costs, and also remove a significant amount of manual and administrative overheads.

Mark Chedgey - Commercial Programme Manager
BRYSON PRODUCTS

Are you ready to take the next step?

Follow the link below to provide some basic contact information and details of your current business relationship with Amazon. A member of our specialist Amazon team will be in touch to advise how best to proceed.