Products Amazon Case Study
On the there hand, Geared does not purchase items until after they sell them at auctions.
Sears’s first sells the items and figures out how many of each are needed and then places the order for these items. They order in bulk, take ownership and after the goods are delivered to them, they repackaging and ship them to the customer Kerosene, 2013). 2. Is Eagerly able to sell its goods on Amazon. Com? Why or why not? Eagerly could sell its goods on Amazon, however, they would want to know ahead of time how many products Amazon would accept.
In doing this, Geared could save money on operating expenses by lowering shipping costs and inventory expenses. Sears’s could sell their items to Amazon and be able to lower their shipping expenses. 3. Compute Greaser’s cost of using ABA to process: a. An order of 10 soccer balls weighing a total of 25 pounds: $43.
63 b. An order of a single soccer ball weighing 2. 5 pounds: $3. 38 The cost of a tennis outfit weighing 10 ounces. $2.
68 d. The cost of sorting 1,000 soccer balls for three months. $954 4. If Geared were to use ABA, what business procedures would it not need to level ?
What costs would it save? Eagerly would be able to save on shipping costs, inventory expenses, and storage expenses. By using ABA, Amazon would pay for the shipping, so Eagerly would no longer have to worry about extra expenses in this area.
This would also save Geared money related to inventory costs since they would not have to worry about storing their items for more than a day since Amazon takes possession of these items before they are sold (Kerosene, 2013). 5. If Eagerly were to use ABA, what information systems Mould it not need to develop?
What costs would it save? If Geared were to use ABA it would no longer need many procedures that they currently have in place. They would not have to worry about going to auction to sell hose products since Amazon would do that for them after they take possession of these items. They also would not have to worry about many inventory procedures including repackaging and shipping.
Eagerly would be able to save on inventory expenses and salary expenses since it would reduce labor requirements (Kerosene, 2013).
Eagerly would not have to fulfill the order fulfillment process because Amazon Mould take care of this aspect for them (Amazon, 2013). 6. If Eagerly were to use ABA, how would it integrate its information systems with Amazon’s? (TO add depth to your answer, Google the term Amazon MAWS. ) If Eagerly were to use ABA, it would be able to integrate its information systems Ninth Amazon’s by using Amazon’s Marketplace Web Service, or MAWS (Amazon, 2013).
Amazon’s MAWS allows sellers to exchange data involving their products.
This would help Geared to grow its business by allowing a higher level of selling automation Amazon, 2013). Eagerly could directly integrate their information systems with Amazon to allow for more efficient selling and shipping processes (Amazon, 2013). 7. In your opinion, does it make sense for Eagerly to use ABA.
Justify your answer. I feel that it would make sense for Eagerly to use ABA. I feel like this would give them an advantage and be an efficient way for them to fulfill their orders.
This would allow Amazon to save on costs and cut business procedures, including repackaging and shipping. Eagerly could use Amazon’s MAWS to their advantage and integrate their information systems with Amazon. This would allow Geared to restructure their sales model, save on costs, and possibly be more successful.
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