[INGRAMSPARK] Ships from and sold by Amazon?

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[INGRAMSPARK] Ships from and sold by Amazon?

Post by stacy734 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:46 pm

Hi everyone,

I was checking my IngramSpark paperbacks on Amazon so see if the listings indicate a delay in shipping. They all say "Available to ship in 1-2 days", which is good.

But, they also all say "Ships from and sold by Amazon.com". Why is that? I have to assume IS has its own printers.

Any insight?

Stacy

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Re: [INGRAMSPARK] Ships from and sold by Amazon?

Post by danwiz » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:50 pm

I have always assumed that when a person places an order for one of my IS books through Amazon that Amazon then orders a copy of the book, waits for it to arrive and then ships it to the purchaser. I guess you were thinking that Amazon would merely notify IS to drop ship a title to the person who ordered it? I don't think so, but I cannot be sure.
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Re: [INGRAMSPARK] Ships from and sold by Amazon?

Post by stacy734 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:18 pm

Yeah, maybe that's what they do. If so, it seems like unnecessary time and effort, but hey, who am I to judge?

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Re: [INGRAMSPARK] Ships from and sold by Amazon?

Post by Seisa » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:20 am

stacy734 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:46 pm
Why is that? I have to assume IS has its own printers.
Yes, IS uses the Ingram production facilities. But Amazon is the retailer. They are the ones making the sale. Then they *source* through IS. So you really want all of your listings to state "Ships from and sold by Amazon." Otherwise it would be a third-party marketplace seller handling the sale.
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Re: [INGRAMSPARK] Ships from and sold by Amazon?

Post by stacy734 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:12 am

Makes sense, thanks.

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