How to send the first journey to the US FBA?How to send the first journey to the US FBA?
Although Amazon FBA said that it can provide warehousing, picking and packaging, delivery and other services, it does not include first journey transportation. For Amazon platform merchants, they should not only consider the timeliness and cost of Amazon FBA's first transportation mode, but also consider various factors such as commodity turnover, shipment timeliness and cost when FBA prepares goods, so as to choose their own first transportation mode.
If the first logistics of FBA arranges the delivery plan well, it can not only save a large part of the cost, but also help the merchants to make a good inventory plan in the peak season.
If the planning is not good, it may also cause stock out. You should know that the occurrence of stock out has a great impact on a listing. More seriously, the goods may be forcibly returned to the origin of shipment by the customs of the destination country, or even destroyed. This loss is undoubtedly very large. Therefore, in order to prevent additional costs or losses caused by commodity damage, merchants should choose the first transportation mode with strong customs clearance capability.
Which is the best method of FBA first transportation?
Amazon is not responsible for the logistics transportation, customs clearance, and tax payment from domestic to Amazon's FBA warehouse. This requires businesses to choose their own shipping methods based on their own conditions, which are mainly divided into four types: direct delivery, FBA air distribution, shipping FBA first cargo flow and overseas warehouse allocation.
Direct delivery: It is short in time, usually about 3-7 days, free of advance booking and warehousing, and is more suitable for urgent replenishment. For example, DHL, UPS, FedEx. This kind of goods is especially suitable for small and beautiful goods with relatively high prices. On average, the freight borne by a single product is not very high;
FBA air+delivery: air+express delivery. The time limit is short, generally about 10-15 days. It is free of advance booking and warehousing. Generally, the tax is double cleared, and there is no need to pay customs advance fees. This form of transportation costs will be a little cheaper, and can be used between direct delivery and sea transportation.
Ocean shipping FBA first journey logistics: ocean shipping+local customs clearance+delivery in the destination country. There are also two forms of Haijiapai and sea transportation. You can contact the cooperative logistics company specifically. It has a long time limit, usually about 30-45 days after the ship leaves, and needs to make an appointment in advance for warehousing, which is applicable to non urgent replenishment. When this form is selected, there will be certain weight or volume requirements. It is more suitable for the transportation of large commodities, and the money earned by some businesses is probably the part saved by transportation costs.
Overseas warehouse allocation: short term, flexible and changeable. This form may not be suitable for most businesses, because there are not many businesses that send overseas warehouses or have overseas warehouses.
→ Price comparison: overseas warehouse allocation
→ Comparison of delivery time: overseas warehouse allocation
Of course, these times are for reference, and it is inevitable to encounter other emergencies in the actual delivery. For example, natural disasters, such as the impact of typhoon, and the previous cases of goods burning on the ship.