E-commerce advice like never before

Started in 1994 as a bookstore, Amazon soon expanded and became the everything store. The core business model of the company is based on its online store. Amazon is the largest marketplace on earth. Even though the United States represented the primary source of income for Amazon. It is expanding globally. Net sales have increased since 2014. In 2016 products represented about 70% of total sales. Services sales have been growing at a fast pace as well.

In 2019 Amazon posted over $280 billion in revenues and over $11.5 billion in net profits. Online stores contributed to over 50% of these revenues. Since the inception of Pakistan on the Amazon approved seller’s list, Pakistanis have generated billions of dollars in revenue. Pakistanis sent around $23 billion worth of merchandise abroad in 2019, according to The World Bank. Amazon offers programs that enable sellers to grow their businesses, sell their products on the Amazon websites and their own branded websites, and fulfil orders through us. Amazon is not the seller of record in these transactions, it earns fixed fees, a percentage of sales, per-unit activity fees, interest, or some combination thereof, for the seller programs.

Why are Amazon Businesses so Important?

E-businesses must meet the specific needs of customers because competition has become fierce as new models emerge daily. Thus, customers may find it easy to conduct business with e-business firms, which are efficient and convenient. E-businesses have thrived on new technologies as a way of delivering services and products to their customers. E-commerce models aim to automate their business processes and maintain and promote personal interaction with customers simultaneously. Successful e-businesses have exploited conventional principles in technology implementation and maintenance.

  • High Rate of Customer Retention

Amazon wants to be the most customer-oriented online retailer where consumers can find and discover any product or service they might be interested in online. Moreover, Amazon seeks to provide the lowest prices to its customers. This enables high retention amongst customers without any expense from the Seller.

  • Enhanced customer experience

Amazon is a pioneer of unmatched customer services since the early days of Internet business. Amazon has created a website that ensures all customers have a positive experience while navigating the site. The website is user-friendly. For instance, the firm has eliminated customer anxiety through its online shipping system. Amazon treats its customers like royalty. The company has been able to develop a relationship with its customers, that has led to trust and long-lasting relationships.

  • Lower Prices

Amazon and their partner Sellers generates large revenues from low prices. This has been the major strength of their business model and strategy. The company gets revenues by deducting a little percentage on the sales price of every product and service it sells. Hence, associates only pay Amazon when they sell their products or services through the Web site. Amazon seeks to establish price control over its contents. They have perfected this by shipping products through their own warehouses.

  • Innovation

Amazon is a company based on innovation and technology. They have been at the fore front of the technological movement since the mid 90’s. The rate of innovation at Amazon is extremely fast paced. This has been one of the most major factors that make Amazon profitable for sellers while generating profit for themselves.

Role of Accountants for Amazon Businesses

Accounting is the art of recording and reporting on financial transactions. Accountants are concerned with tracking and reporting the financial transactions of a business. They are responsible for managing general ledger, cash flow management, collections, recognizing revenue, analysing profitability, reporting earnings, managing debt, and paying taxes of course. Firms need to fill roles like financial reporting accountants, auditors, bookkeepers, accounts receivable clerks, accounts payable clerks, controllers, treasurers, and tax accountants. Typically, the entire accounting organization will report to a Chief Financial Officer as well.

  • An accountant will identify potential deductions throughout a fiscal year and advise on how to make strategic decisions for year-end deductions
  • An audit can easily be avoided if you get the guidance and counsel of an expert accountant year-round
  • Investing in and engaging a professional accountant as an ongoing tactical business advisor will assist owners in maintaining focus on long term goals.
  • A collaborative approach toward an accountant, allows make decisions based on data and takes advantage of a consultative relationship that will help making business decisions in a timely fashion
  • The biggest benefit of hiring an accountant is getting advice on how to plan for the future. They can pull reports from the past and examine the seasonality of a business. This helps determine the best time to buy inventory, and budget for big investments so that it can stay competitive and viable.  

Specialized Accounting Services for Amazon Businesses

Our list of services for Amazon Partners include:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Private Label Incorporation
  • Wholesale Label Incorporation
  • Opening Bank Accounts (USA, UK, EU, CA, and Pak)
  • Comprehensive Advice on Amazon Protocols
  • Complete Legal Compliance
  • Management Accounts
  • Annual Accounts
  • Tax Planning
  • Personal, Corporate, and International Tax Compliance
  • Operational Structuring
  • Business Valuation Services
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Video games tax relief
  • Patent Box
  • Raising Business Finance
  • Virtual Finance Director Services (VFD)

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The skilled tax and finance professionals at PFOC, work diligently to make your life simpler by reducing financial stress and making business models more lucrative and efficient in accordance with up-to-date regulations.

Expert Advice

Ali Sarfaraz
Amazon Consultant

It requires planning and proper execution to sell on world’s biggest marketplace. Whether you are looking to setup you e-commerce business from Pakistan or are an experienced e-tailer, I can help you navigate the process of setting up your business

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