Coronavirus Survival Guide: Don’t Let Your Merchandise be Held Hostage by Amazon During the Pandemic, You Have Options

We’re all about solutions here at Medallion Fulfillment & Logistics. The coronavirus pandemic demands that we think outside the box to keep businesses growing and homebound customers satisfied.

Amazon is talking about stopping the shipping of all products other than high-demand items that are pandemic-related. This shipping freeze has left etailers and ecommerce store owners struggling to deal with an unexpected business stoppage. Amazon has sent out notices that it would not ship products, other than high demand pandemic-related items, until after April 5th. What if that delay is extended? Are you prepared to tell buyers you cannot ship to them for weeks?

During the outbreak in China, 46 million people were on lockdown starting on January 23rd. Many are still on lockdown today. In the US, we are at the start of our outbreak, and cannot even imagine what will happen next or what the business impacts will be. Planning ahead for the worst case scenario may be the best case scenario for your business.

Before the pandemic, over 4.7 million people (3.4% of the population) routinely worked from home. Now, with many offices requiring workers to stay home due the community spread of the virus, the number of teleworking employees has skyrocketed. This situation has presented an unusual and major opportunity for savvy etailers and ecommerce sellers. But, what if you can’t get your items fulfilled and delivered through FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) to leverage sales to these new shoppers?

To solve the Amazon shipping freeze, we have developed a special program called FBM (Fulfillment by Medallion). The FBM program allows you to ship product to both or either of our East Coast or West Coast warehouses, and gets you back shipping goods to customers the day after we receive your products. This redundancy with FBA lets you be proactive to the current business and virus situation. And, FBM allows you to leverage sales to homebound workers; who may be shopping to pass the time, or who are buying items for family members to stay entertained with while home from school.

Here’s how our FBM (Fulfillment by Medallion) program works:

  1. Ship your goods, or a selection of goods, to our East Coast or West Coast warehouses or to both.
  2. Our special dedicated FBM On-Boarding Team fast tracks processing and works with you to implement your ordering and shipping fast. We can start shipping orders the day after we receive your products in our warehouse.
  3. There are no long term contracts and you can even get a formal and affordable price quote today.
  4. Get back in business – shipping to homebound and internet-connected potential customers in one day after receipt of your products in our facility. Don’t miss a beat and make your sales projections this quarter, even with communities and workers on lockdown.

After the threat is over, we think you’ll stay a Medallion FBM customer due to our affordable pricing and can-do attitude. Don’t let your business merchandise be held hostage by Amazon; you have an affordable option – FBM (Fulfillment by Medallion).

Give us a call today and let us show you how we can get you back in business fast.