How to calculate the cost of European FBA shipping? How is it different from other modes of transportation?How to calculate the cost of European FBA shipping?
1. Sea freight: sea freight is calculated according to the volume or weight of the goods. Shipping costs will also vary between different logistics companies, ports of departure and ports of destination.
2. Domestic transportation fee: This refers to the transportation fee that needs to be delivered from the place of production or trading city to the packing port before delivery. You can choose different methods such as express delivery, land transportation, and air transportation.
3. Customs clearance fees: European countries have various import taxes, customs duties and value-added taxes on foreign goods. The customs clearance fee is an additional expense related to tariffs, because imported goods need to go through customs declaration, inspection, security inspection and other procedures, so it will involve the fees charged by the corresponding administrative agencies.
4. Other miscellaneous fees: such as insurance fees, storage fees, cross-border e-commerce platform service fees, etc.
Based on the above factors, the cost of European FBA shipping is diverse and uncertain, and the cost can be evaluated according to factors such as purchase quantity, destination, season, audit standards, and exchange rate.
1. Transportation time: Compared with other logistics methods such as air transportation and express delivery, European FBA sea transportation takes longer. Normally, it takes about 30 days for goods from China to arrive in Europe, depending on the city and season where the destination port is located.
2. Shipping costs: Compared with other shipping methods, the shipping costs of European FBA shipping will be more affordable. Since sea freight is one of the most economical logistics methods, generally speaking, it can save more costs for businesses.
3. Restrictions: When using European FBA shipping, there may be greater restrictions on product size and weight. The specifications of the ship's container, the arrangement of the geographical location of the customs, and the protection of intellectual property rights will all affect whether the requirements are completely met.
4. Safety issues: Any mode of transportation will have risks such as damage, loss or theft of goods, and European FBA shipping is no exception. Even when you purchase an insurance policy, there may still be challenges and disputes regarding payouts.
5. Impact on the environment: European FBA shipping has relatively smaller carbon emissions, but the transportation efficiency is relatively low. Therefore, there may be a certain consumption loss in terms of environmental protection.
6. Customs review: European FBA shipping needs to be involved in the review process of import and export customs policies, trademark applications and product specifications. Complicated and unintuitive procedures require operators to master a lot of relevant knowledge.
1. Sea cargo export procedures: According to the regulations issued by the Chinese customs, for the export of goods to the EU, an appointment must be made in advance, and the required documents such as the customs cleaning form and the certificate of origin must be declared.
2. Import procedures at the destination port: After the goods arrive at the destination port, a series of import procedures such as document presentation, customs declaration and inspection need to be completed. These procedures are closely related to factors such as the type, value, country and region of the item.
3. Customs declaration procedures: After the goods arrive at the port, they need to be accepted and inspected by the local customs clearance agency. Taxes and charges on the goods will be calculated and imposed on a pro-rata basis.
4. Tax procedures: Goods stored in European warehouses may be subject to local value-added tax or business activity tax. Commodity administrators need to register on the platform, pay taxes and commit to comply with the corresponding regulations.
5. Trade agreement procedures: Currently there are many trade agreements between China and the EU. The CAFTA and free trade zones promoted in the past are powerful frameworks between China and Europe, and the export of goods must hold corresponding cross-border e-commerce certificates to communicate.
6. Item safety compliance procedures: According to the EU's relevant agreements on imported food, drugs, and medical devices, an execution license must be obtained from the legally authorized agency of the local platform before shipment. Some specific items also need to prove their origin, including CE certification, ISO9001, SGS and other certificates that meet the requirements of quality standards.
Remarks: The above content is only an internal opinion and is for reference only.