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Reducing Operational Costs with ByteStand’s Automated Fulfillment Solutions

Our ByteStand automated fulfillment solutions are exactly what your e-commerce business needs. With it, you can improve the efficiency of your store and reduce your overall operating costs by finding the best shipping deals and optimizing the procedures. How does it work, and why do you need it? Read this article and find out more about it!

MCF Shipping Solutions in a Nutshell

Amazon Multi-Channel Fulfillment (MCF) is a third-party logistics (3PL) solution that enables e-commerce businesses to leverage Amazon’s fulfillment network and expertise to pick, pack, ship, and deliver their orders from off-Amazon channels, including brand websites, e-commerce marketplaces, and social media stores. With our MCF solutions, you can integrate your stock stored in Amazon warehouses with your Shopify store to streamline your operations and adopt a multi-channel approach. Did we mention that it’s possible to merge other platforms, including social media marketplaces, as well?

Bytestand MCF shipping solutions not only enable integration but also provide you with a thorough overview of your operations. They are fit for both local and international sellers, with the following countries supported:

  • USA
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • UK
  • Australia
  • Japan

Do you need to sell on Amazon to use MCF? No. However, you need to have a Professional Amazon Seller Account and physical inventory stored in Amazon warehouses.

Apart from that, the solution comes with a plethora of useful features. We will discuss them later when we present you with how to use our platform to reduce operating costs on Shopify.

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ByteStand for Shopify Stores: Reducing Operating Costs and Streamlining Efficiency

So, how do ByteStand MCF shipping solutions help you reduce operating costs and grow your business? Here’s the deal:

Inventory and Price Sync

With ByteStand, inventory management becomes as easy as it can be. The MCF platform offers an automatic inventory sync feature that can cut down the costs (and time) required to set up your Shopify store seamlessly. How does it work?

The app takes information from your Professional Amazon Seller Account and imports the data to Shopify, streamlining the process for you and letting your team increase productivity by not wasting time implementing these changes manually. The same feature is available for other platforms. This way, you have a single source of truth about your stock and consistent pricing across both channels.

Real-Time Shipping Rates

One of the main advantages of our MCF program is that you can forget about the common issue of under calculating shipping rates, which can result in losing money. When above the basic program, you can use the option to calculate real-time Amazon rates. This way, you will no longer lose a significant part of your revenue to incorrect rates and will reduce your operating costs significantly.

Carrier Selection

Final-mile carriers constitute the majority of the delivery costs, even when shipping cross-border. Therefore, if you can optimize your choices in this regard, you will see major savings. This is possible with our MCF shipping solutions.

Amazon’s fulfillment network automatically selects carriers to meet customer promises. This means choosing the best offer for both you and the customer. All of this is done without your input—you can save both on the carrier services and on the time that you would otherwise spend on selection.

Speed and Reliability

Another key advantage of ByteStand’s automated fulfillment is that it provides your customers with quick and dependable delivery. This is crucial, as it reduces the risks of cashback and returns caused by too long waiting times. But how fast is it in reality?

MCF uses Amazon’s Prime-powered fulfillment network, which, According to NielsenIQ, has an average “click-to-door speed” of 1.9 days—over 50% faster than other retailers. Moreover, with MCF, you can delight your customers with a >97% on-time delivery rate and deliveries made 7 days a week (in the US). And if that’s not enough, it’s reliable even during sales peaks. Based on the data on all orders placed with Standard shipping from Oct 15, 2022, to Jan 13, 2023, using MCF fulfillment services in the US, the solutions scored a stunning 98% on-time delivery rate during the busy holiday shopping season.

Product Bundles

Our ByteStand solutions for Shopify stores also enable you to automate product bundle sales. Similarly to inventory and price sync, all you need to do is create them and import them to your Shopify store.

The Takeaway

MCF shipping solutions are the future of e-commerce, whether small or large. With them, you can reduce your Shopify operating costs, adopt the omnichannel approach to sales, and enhance your inventory management. So, choose ByteStand as your MCF solution provider and get ready to take your business to the next level!

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