Eventually, a lot of FBA seller’s dream is to sell their items on their own website. Wouldn’t it be awesome, if you could sync your inventory to your own website, and use your site to push those items to eBay. All while having Amazon fulfill the orders?
Well, you can. With no per-listing fee, no crazy high monthly fee, and no annoying limits. The best part, is we already did the hard part for you. We tracked down the oh-so-hard-to-find software, tested them all, and found the one that works. All you have to do, is install the software you want on a WordPress site, and you’re ready to start rocking an MCF powerhouse.
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So, what’s involved?
Setting up Your Website
The first step in setting up your own website is to purchase a domain name – like YourBusinessName.com. These can be purchased through GoDaddy for around $10-$15 a year. When you purchase the domain name, I highly recommend paying the small fee to make your information private. If you do not, your phone and email may blow up with companies in other countries attempting to sell you various website “services”.
Second, you need a WordPress website. Not the WordPress.com blog that you go sign up for, but the WordPress.org version where you download and install their software. If you don’t already have a website, Bluehost is our recommended host and has several packages that work great to get you started – including an option for a “1 click install” for WordPress.
We’ve put together a video that steps your through creating a Bluehost account and installing WordPress.
Syncing Your Amazon Inventory to Your Website
Once you have WordPress installed, you’re ready to install software. First, you will need to install WooCommerce to power your online store. Once installed, you will need two add-ons to run your MCF system, and they each have a paid version and a free version.
Option 1, Free : If an order is place on your website, or on eBay, you have to manually enter the MCF order in Amazon. Also, the automatic repricer is not included. If you are on a budget or just want to try things out, and this is your choice, you’ll simply install the free version of the add-ons.
We’ve put together a video on Installing Woo-Commerce and WP-Lister for Amazon to get you started.
Option 2, $300 : With the paid versions, orders on your eBay, are automatically pushed through to your website, then to to Amazon for Multi Channel Fulfillment. There is little to no involvement in orders on your part, once everything is configured. The paid versions can be downloaded by creating an account and purchasing the software from add-on’s website. You can upgrade from the free to paid version at any time, without losing your data.
You’re Ready to Go
Once your software is installed and some minor configuration performed, your Amazon inventory, images, stock levels, and more will begin to sync to your own website. Once synced, you’re ready to start selling your FBA items on your own website, and through eBay at the click of a button.