How to choose an overseas warehouse?Overseas warehouse refers to the service that the merchant transports the goods to the warehouse in the destination country/region in advance by express, air, sea or multimodal transport, and then performs warehouse operations and local distribution according to the sales order. For many small and medium businesses, overseas warehouses are a very good choice. So why is overseas warehouse a good choice? How to choose an overseas warehouse?
01. Faster logistics timeliness
After receiving the buyer's order, the goods are shipped directly in the buyer's destination country. It is equivalent to completing the first journey of transportation, customs clearance and other processes ahead of schedule. It speeds up the logistics timeliness, shortens the delivery time, and improves the buyer's shopping experience.
02. Better returns and exchanges
When buyers need return and exchange services, they can directly return the goods to overseas warehouses for replacement. For the returned goods received, overseas warehouses can provide inspection and repair services.
03. Higher product exposure
For buyers' shopping needs, sellers can mark products such as "next day delivery" on the platform. Increase product exposure, stimulate buyers' desire to shop, and increase product sales.
04. Safer delivery
Since the buyer cannot see the actual product before signing, whether the buyer buys or not mainly depends on the seller's promotion of the product. Sellers show consumers the best side of their products. During the long-distance transportation, the goods may be damaged, wrongly delivered, etc., which will affect the buyer's shopping experience. When shipping from overseas warehouses, the warehouse staff will check the packaging of the goods when picking up the goods to minimize the probability of damage and misdelivery of the goods.
05. Reduce logistics costs
After receiving the buyer's order, the overseas warehouse will sort, pack and deliver the goods in the destination country. Compared with domestic buyers who directly send goods to the destination country, overseas warehouses change the first journey from international small parcels to batch transportation, which reduces logistics costs.
1. Get someone to recommend.
Provide services, do word of mouth, it can be said to find people to recommend is the fastest and most efficient. Find recommendations from friends who are already doing overseas warehouses. For a country, find a few more friends to recommend, and then make a comprehensive comparison to find overlapping service providers as much as possible.
2. On-site inspection of the company to know ourselves and the enemy.
It is best to conduct interviews with service providers who have preliminary intentions, and communicate with service providers about their actual situation. Sometimes, it is not the big overseas warehouse service providers who can serve you better. Finding an overseas warehouse may sometimes be the same as finding a wife. This would be a good match. Depending on the stage the seller is in, the required service providers may also be different.
3. Small steps of trial and error.
Whether the service is good or not can only be known after using it. Sellers who have just entered the market should not be too aggressive. Many times, people exaggerate their own strength. Service providers also naturally exaggerate their service levels and local resources. It is recommended to match the pre-delivery volume according to the company's ability to resist risks. For example, the warehouses of some service providers can accept counterfeit products, but in fact such warehouses are more risky.
Remarks: The above content is only an internal opinion and is for reference only.