How go on holiday without worrying about your Amazon business

By Sharon Fussell, July 19, 2013

Going on holiday amazon businessAre you enjoying the weather? You might say: ‘About time: about time we are actually experiencing a real summer.’

Of course there are drawbacks to incessant heat, dryness and constant sunshine. Apart from medical issues and lack of water to keep the garden green.

You might be struggling to keep to your Amazon work plan. I know I am. I would much rather be relaxing by a pool, or sitting on the beach than listing or buying books.

Trouble is, I have already had my holidays this year, in France.

However, I have always said, personally, I would rather spend my holidays here, if I could rely on the weather.

That’s why once I realised the lovely hot weather was here for a while, I booked a last minute 3-day break in glorious Pembrokeshire, within a few hundred yards from a blue flag beach.

It was absolutely wonderful – so lovely that I have booked another last minute break for the rest of this week, again in Wales.

Odds on, if I were working for an employer, the chances of being able to just take off when it suits would be difficult. So, I am really thankful my work with Amazon enables me to experience the freedom I need.

Why you should consider FBA selling

Using the FBA method of selling is a definite boon – this does enable my sales to jut carry on regardless.

If you don’t use FBA, you might want to consider it. If you’re unsure, FBA stands for ‘Fulfillment by Amazon’. A fulfillment service is defined on Wikipedia like this: ‘Fulfillment typically will refer to the services provided by a company that offers to store, receive the orders, package, and then ship the ordered item to the consumer.’

How it works is that you ship your products in bulk to Amazon, and Amazon packs and ships each individual order for you. They charge a fee for this, but it’s fair.

The best thing about FBA is that your sales rise quickly, because people like to buy from Amazon itself. On top of this, when selling through FBA your products automatically qualify for Amazon’s special shipping offers.

Your Amazon business essentially becomes a 24-hours-a-day business that doesn’t sleep, leaving you to happily go on holiday at a moment’s notice, just like I’ve planned for this weekend.

I don’t even have to rely on having wifi on tap, as Amazon respond to my customer concerns.

But even if you are not selling using FBA, there’s no reason why – if you chose to go away at the end of the week – you have to switch off your listings and lose out on orders. As long as you post orders within two working days you will be ok.

Of course, you also have the option of switching off your listings if you want to have a real break and really enjoy the beautiful sunshine before it disappears, yet again!


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