27 Sep Advantages and Disadvantages of outsourcing Amazon Selling tasks.
Becoming a seller on Amazon is not an easy task. It incorporates taking care of every little to big detail. When you are selling a series of products through Amazon FBA, every task can often become trying for a one-man army. To ease this difficulty many sellers, hunt for freelancers.
Outsourcing selling tasks comes with risks if you don’t have knowledge of how to go about it. You should strategize everything and understand Amazon first-hand before hiring a freelancer. As your business expands, you would be more of a manager than a doer of tasks. This would save you time which you can invest in other important business-making decisions.
If outsourcing is something you’re considering, let’s look at all the aspects you need to consider.
Focus on Important Tasks
Sellers mostly focus on daily tasks which don’t give them enough time to prioritize the growth of their business. Managing your ads, tracking products, organizing inventory, and remaining available for customers consume hours every day. Many sellers begin selling on Amazon to earn passively and to enjoy a hassle-free lifestyle. Outsourcing is the key to just that.
Expand Business Timing and Enhance Customer Support
If you are hiring freelancers from different time zones, they can be available for your customers at all odd hours of the day. Offering support 24 hours a day looks great for your business.
Keep the boring tasks away
If tasks like managing Accounts, or Amazon PPC seem monotonous for you, you may hire someone to do it. This will increase efficiency and you won’t waste your time.
Hunting for a resource
When you are dealing with freelancers it is difficult to ensure you have the right person for the job. If you don’t find the right resource, you might just end up losing money than making it.
It is recommended that you interview the candidates and access their credentials before you hire someone.
Managing and coordination
You would need to manage your resources carefully. You will have the advantage to have their working hours align to what is most suitable to your schedule, which can allow you to manage things more attentively. Moreover, if you are hiring a team, you would need to make sure they coordinate with each other with no communication gap.
Hiring resources increase managerial tasks while reducing daily and minimal tasks.
It’ll be costly
Outsourcing means you will be spending more money on your business especially if you decide to go with experts in the field. This comes down to how effectively you utilize your resources and cover your costs through your business.
Outsourcing is the best solution if you lack the skills or time to do selling tasks. If you are someone who is a doer and wants to keep your business close to yourself, outsourcing becomes a difficult decision to make.
Your resources will be controlling some parts of your business. To overcome this you would need to keep a close check on everything. However, it’s not advisable to do that by controlling your resources or interfering in their work, rather strategize the process of daily or weekly reporting, meetings, and updates to remain on top of everything.
In the End
Outsourcing is a facility that makes it easier to run your business. It frees up your time and hiring the right person or team, can be a source of relief. You might want to look into every aspect closely to understand its offerings and what it takes away from your business.
With a clear head, go for it!