Introducing Amazon FBA Businesses Section to Flippa

Introducing Amazon FBA Businesses Section to Flippa

We’re excited to announce that we have just launched our new Amazon FBA section within Flippa, meaning buying and selling Amazon FBA businesses is now easier than ever!

Each Amazon FBA business listed on Flippa has undergone a full due diligence check from our Marketplace Integrity team and will be assisted by our account managers to ensure the smoothest possible transaction.

FBA stands for “Fulfillment by Amazon”, meaning that a seller sends his inventory over to Amazon to be stored at their warehouse. From there, when an order is placed for your product through Amazon, they will handle all packing, delivery, customer service, and returns of the seller’s inventory.

For more on how it works, you can view Amazon’s own guide to Fulfillment by Amazon services by clicking here.

Check out the Amazon FBA businesses we have for sale Flippa:


Technology & Electronics FBA Business

This fast-growing technology FBA business generated $18,000 in monthly revenue on $11,400 monthly profit in August alone! Operations require just 3 hours of work per week to manage the seller account and ensure all 3 products are properly stocked.

View the listing here: https://flippa.com/9042482

Outdoor & Boating Equipment FBA Business

FBA Business selling outdoor & boating equipment and generating  $200,000 in revenue over the trailing twelve months. The business is largely automated and is looking for a new owner wanting to take the FBA business to new heights.

View the listing here: https://flippa.com/9034045

T-Shirt Amazon Merch Business

This business sells unique novelty t-shirts through the Amazon Merch program and generates $150+/month with little upkeep.

View the listing here: https://flippa.com/9042532

Home Decor FBA Business with Excellent Ratings

Established FBA Business selling a variety of home decor items and generating $5,500 monthly revenue on $1,100 monthly profit. The seller account has a 100% positive rating over the last 12 months from 121 reviews, and requires just 2-6 hours per month to operate.

View the listing here: https://flippa.com/9026388


Keep watching our FBA section of Flippa here to view these listings, and the many more listings coming soon!

If you’re interested in selling your Amazon FBA business and being featured in our Amazon FBA section of Flippa, please fill out our expression of interest form here!

It’s an exciting time for us at Flippa and we have no plans on slowing down. If you have any questions surrounding the Amazon FBA section or wish to provide suggestions on what we should focus on next, please reply to this email or email [email protected]!

Common Questions About Buying and Selling Amazon FBAs

Common Questions About Buying and Selling Amazon FBAs

With the upcoming launch of our dedicated Amazon FBA section within the Flippa marketplace, we address some of the top questions surrounding Amazon FBA businesses!

What is an Amazon FBA Business?

FBA stands for “Fulfillment by Amazon”, meaning that a seller sends his inventory over to Amazon to be stored at their warehouse. From there, when an order is placed for your product through Amazon, they will handle all packing, delivery, customer service, and returns of the seller’s inventory.

For more on how it works, you can view Amazon’s own guide to Fulfillment by Amazon services by clicking here.

Amazon FBA’s are different from the dropship eCommerce model of business, as you need to supply the product to Amazon warehouses before an order is placed.

Benefits of Amazon FBA Businesses:

  • Fulfillment Centers: All orders are packaged and shipped quickly to customers. Watch your workload decrease, allowing you to focus on bigger parts of the business.
  • Prime Eligibility: Products are eligible to be marked with Amazon Prime status.
    • Having Prime status on products is a quick way to boost sales (Source: AppEagle)
  • Amazon Customer Service and Returns: Amazon will personally handle all customer service requests and returns on behalf of each product sold.

Am I Allowed to Buy or Sell an FBA Account?

It’s a fairly common practice to transfer ownership of Amazon FBA businesses.

Amazon understands that ownership of a business could change for any reason, and will facilitate transfers upon request.

If you are a seller and would like to sell your online business using Amazon FBA, best practice would be to seek out pre-approval from Amazon Seller Central (Link: sellercentral.amazon.com) to ensure a smooth transaction once the listing is sold.

It’s the responsibility of the seller to ensure that ownership can be transferred before listing any business or asset on Flippa.

Once you have confirmation from Amazon that your account can be transferred, you’re ready to list your business for sale!

How do I Transfer Ownership of my FBA Account?

There are 3 ways to transfer ownership of a Amazon FBA account:

1. FBA owner calls seller central and gets the store transferred over to the new owner. This method will be the most common practice on Flippa. Once Seller Central has confirmed that you can transfer the asset, you simply need to change the login details to match the new owner. Once this is done, the new owner can then update all payment information, etc.

Note: As mentioned, we highly recommend contacting Amazon Seller Central before you list your FBA account on Flippa.

2. FBA owner adds the buyer in the back end and the buyer subsequently updates the details of ownership on Amazon themselves.

3. Brand is transferred, following the brand transfer guidelines. There may be instances where a seller may want to retain the account and they can. In that instance, the products can be transferred to a new account. The seller reviews don’t move across but the product reviews do.

Most FBA transactions on Flippa will fall under the first option. No matter which way you plan to transfer your assets, it is essential that you clearly state which transfer process you plan on using in your listing description to avoid confusion.

Can I Just Sell an Individual Product(s) Instead of my FBA Seller Account?

Of course! That said, you will need to contact our support team (or your account manager if you’re working with our team already) to verify that your brand is registered properly with Amazon Brand Registry and to get your listing set-up properly.

Can I Sell an Amazon Merchant Account?

Definitely!

For those unfamiliar with Amazon Merchant accounts, all shipping is done by the seller themselves, and not an Amazon fulfillment center. This is more in-line with the standard eCommerce model.

If you plan on selling an Amazon Merchant account, it is up to you whether you want to list it in the FBA section of Flippa, or as a general online business in the websites section.


Have any other questions regarding FBA accounts? Leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you!

Amazon FBA Coming Soon to Flippa

Amazon FBA Coming Soon to Flippa

As the #1 marketplace for buying and selling online businesses, we’re pleased to announce our latest addition:

Amazon FBA Businesses

As with the release of Shopify, Amazon FBA businesses will soon have its own space, allowing buyers to seamlessly view the hottest Amazon FBA businesses for sale and for sellers to quickly list their asset for sale in front of over 600,000 buyers on Flippa.

​Users have been able to buy and sell FBA businesses since our launch, but we’re upgrading our marketplace to improve the experience for FBA buyers and sellers.

For those unfamiliar with Amazon FBA stores, running a Fulfillment by Amazon store is as simple as 4 key stages:

  1. The seller sources products and stock they wish to sell
  2. The seller then ships the products to one of Amazon’s Fulfillment centers
  3. The seller lists the sale price and information about the product. This is then displayed on the Amazon store.
  4. When someone buys the product, Amazon handles all logistics of the sale from packaging the product and shipping, to providing customer support to the buyers.

Amazon FBA is an amazing resource for lowering your workload, while still increasing the sales volume of your business.

If you are interested in buying or selling an Amazon FBA business, please fill in one of the expression of interest forms:

If you’re looking to buy an Amazon FBA business – Please fill out our Buyer Expression of Interest Form

If you’re looking to sell an Amazon FBA business – Please fill out our Seller Expression of Interest Form

As we prepare our Amazon FBA section, we’ll be working directly with each seller to ensure that each listing is fully prepared.

If you’re interested in buying an Amazon FBA business, please fill out the buyer expression of interest. You may just find yourself getting early access, meaning you’ll see the top Amazon FBA businesses for sale before anyone else! 😉

Does Amazon Allow FBA Businesses to be Transferred?

Good news: FBA businesses are being transferred on a regular basis and it is allowed!

Even better news is Amazon FBA Accounts are easier to transfer than most online businesses, like eCommerce stores or content websites because there is no domain or hosting required for an FBA business! All you need to do is transfer the whole seller central account to the new owner.

We’ll have another post coming soon outlining the top questions we’ve received regarding Amazon FBA businesses. Stay tuned!


Do you have any suggestions on what should be added to the Amazon FBA section of the Flippa marketplace? Let us know in the comments!