Amazon sellers must know the first knowledge of FBAThe first journey is a term in the cross-border e-commerce industry, which refers to the journey of goods from the domestic port of departure to the Amazon warehouse.
The first-leg logistics service provider is a very important part of the service provider group, because after the product is sent out from the factory, it must go through the first-leg transportation before it can reach the Amazon warehouse safely. It can be said that the service level and timeliness of the first-leg logistics service provider are very high. To a large extent, it determines the operational stability of the product before it goes on the shelves.
In recent years, there have been frequent incidents of losses to sellers due to the mistakes of the first-leg logistics service provider. Therefore, choosing a trustworthy first-leg logistics service provider and establishing a stable cooperative relationship with it is something that sellers cannot ignore. So, how to choose the right first-leg logistics service provider?
1. Look at the service level of the first logistics service provider
At present, the number of sellers is increasing year by year, and the number of first-haul logistics service providers is also increasing accordingly. The market competition among service providers is very fierce. The competition among the first-leg logistics service providers can not only reduce the transportation price of the first-leg logistics service providers, but also improve the service level of the first-leg logistics service providers, and the level of service can often reflect the overall comprehensiveness of the first-leg logistics service providers strength.
For example, the current first-leg logistics service providers can basically receive goods in the same city free of charge, paste outer packing box labels and conduct certain product sampling work, and the provision of these service items can be used as a measure of the first-leg logistics service provider. Important criteria for service levels.
2. Look at the price level of the first logistics service provider
The price level mentioned here is not blindly asking the first-haul logistics service providers to lower their prices, because any industry has costs. Once the price is lower than the cost, there will inevitably be quality problems such as insufficient weight and excessive filling. The price level mentioned here refers to whether the price of the head-haul logistics service provider is basically the same as the average price of the industry.
Because with the intensification of competition, the profit margin of the product is getting smaller and smaller. If the seller ignores the cost saving problem, there may be no profit. Therefore, when the seller chooses the first-leg logistics service provider, he must take its price level into consideration In the assessment system of logistics service providers.
Choosing a head-to-head logistics service provider with strong economic strength will be of great help to the seller's future capital chain turnover. When the seller's product operation reaches a certain scale, the seller can apply for a certain account period from the head-to-head logistics service provider with strong economic strength, so that his limited funds can play a greater role, and at the same time ease the financial shortage. Therefore, it is very important for the seller's follow-up operation to choose a head-to-head logistics service provider that can provide a certain account period and has strong economic strength.
4. Look at the delivery timeliness commitment of the first-leg logistics service provider
As a transportation service organization, the most important job of the head logistics service provider is to deliver the seller's products to the Amazon warehouse safely and quickly. Therefore, the issue of transportation timeliness can be said to be the core issue of whether the service of the first-leg logistics service provider is up to standard. If the time limit promised by the first-leg logistics service provider is too long or cannot guarantee the reasonable delivery time limit it promised, it will affect the stable operation and weight accumulation of the product, which will bring great negative effects to the product. Therefore, when choosing a first-leg logistics service provider, sellers should consider their delivery timeliness commitment.
Remarks: The above content is only an internal opinion and is for reference only.