I’m looking into Amazon for MCF to get out of fulfillment of my own product. For various reasons I don’t want to do FBA, just MCF for sales that happen on my own website. I have some questions for those who are using MCF, some of which I think i know the answers to, but just in case:
It sounds like all MCF shipments are done in Amazon branded shipping boxes, there is no unbranded shipping box option. Is this correct?
When you ship product to Amazon do they have you ship to one warehouse or do they require that the order get split up and shipped to multiple warehouses?
I want to be realistic in what I post on our website about shipping options. Amazon uses Standard (3-5 day), Expedited (2-3 day) and Priority (1 day) as the shipping times. Are these realistic times or is it really 5-10 days; 3-5 days; 2-3 days as I’ve read on other comments?
I only want to do MCF, not FBA. I saw a comment that said you cannot do this unless you have a professional account (and pay the $40/month), but you can leave it as a non-professional account and just set the “available” date on FBA as sometime way in the future so people cannot buy it through Amazon. Is that accurate, and if so, does the item show up with an “out-of-stock” message on Amazon or does it not show up at all – I would prefer it not appear at all on Amazon?
Thanks for any advice.