Setting up a delivery time overhead on Amazon to cope with long transit times

Amazon requires you to ship items within 2 days of the order date, this can become quite troublesome when dropshipping as your supplier might be taking a long time to process your order and you really want to provide a tracking number when you dispatch orders on Amazon so that your seller metrics are clean.

What you can do to give you more time to dispatch orders is set up extra production time for your listings/offers.

If you go to your Inventory and click the Edit button next to the listing and within the Offer tab with Advanced View on( I think it’s always on by default) you have to find the ‘Production Time’ field, in here you want to add a delay that will add time to the expected dispatch date and also show up before the customer purchases your product.

For example, instead of it saying arrives between Jan 1 – Jan 4, it will say ” dispatches in 3-5 days”

Personally I use a 5 day delay which works perfectly for me however anything 3+ should be enough, having too much delay can actually act against you as the customer doesn’t want to wait too long for the item to arrive and might think twice and order from your competitor who’s product costs only $1 more than yours.

 

osozjr1

Note: This has to be set up for every listing/offer you create

 

Have any questions?

Feel free to leave a comment or email me at dropshippersblog@gmail.com


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s