How to choose which overseas warehouse?How to choose which overseas warehouse? What should I pay attention to in overseas warehouses? For many U.S. cross-border e-commerce sellers, what kind of warehousing services are provided for U.S. overseas warehouses is very popular. As a logistics method to improve the competitiveness of sellers, it can also save them some shipping costs. So how to choose which overseas warehouse? What should I pay attention to in overseas warehouses?
How to choose which overseas warehouse?
Overseas warehouses can be divided into two categories: overseas warehouses brought by cross-border e-commerce platforms and independent third-party overseas warehouses.
Mainstream cross-border trading platforms provide overseas warehouse services. For example, Amazon is an FBA service. With FBA, Amazon will give you some special offers like higher exposure, lower shipping, and more. However, there are risks in the platform's policy mechanism. Amazon will closely link your account with the warehouse. Once there is a problem with the account or operation, if the goods in the warehouse are complained or even sealed, it will become a big problem.
What should I pay attention to in overseas warehouses?
1. Customs clearance: Overseas warehouses are generally shipped to overseas warehouses in the form of bulk goods by sea or air. If the logistics service provider selected at this time is not professional or involves some prohibited items, the items will be locked, and the problem will be serious.
2. Slow sales problem: To do overseas warehouses is to stock up in advance. As long as there is inventory, there is a risk of slow sales. Therefore, when we choose to do overseas warehouses, we must have a prediction about the sales of our products. If you can't grasp the sales prospects of your products, then the construction plan should not deliver too much at the beginning. First of all, we will release some products for test sales, and divide and analyze according to market feedback data, and then make supplements.
For the processing of unsalable products, generally will not be returned to the country. This will be an important issue. Therefore, we should deal with these slow-moving products through various promotional means.
First, cost. Although the cost of building overseas warehouses is much lower than that of self-built overseas warehouses, there will still be a certain cost. Storage fees vary by country. When suppliers choose overseas warehouses, they need to calculate the cost and compare it with the cost required by the current delivery model. In the peak season, choosing overseas warehouse service can not only shorten storage time and reduce costs, but also improve logistics response time and promote sales.
Secondly, overseas warehouses require sellers to have a certain amount of inventory, so products specially customized by buyers are not suitable for overseas warehouse sales.
Thirdly, from a legal and policy point of view, overseas warehouses, whether in European and American countries or emerging markets, face certain legal risks. At the legal level, an overseas warehouse is not just a simple warehouse, but a real business, so it needs to pay taxes and abide by the law. Under the overseas warehouse model, the goods will be supervised by many countries during storage. Fakes or imitations are easier to detect and cost a lot.
How to choose which overseas warehouse? What should I pay attention to in overseas warehouses? Regarding overseas warehouses, we need to figure out the cost and service content of overseas warehouses, so that we can save some costs and reduce some unnecessary troubles.
Remarks: The above content is only an internal opinion and is for reference only.