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What is FBA special line?
A special line, in short, refers to the transportation and customs clearance to a certain designated country/region, but is good at these designated countries/regions. The development of special lines is also based on the model of the four major express lines. However, compared with the special lines, the four major express lines have stronger control over the entire logistics transportation lines and wider service scope. FBA special line, in fact, is only a logistics channel specialized in transporting Amazon FBA goods, mainly including air transportation and sea transportation.
How to choose your own FBA special line?
Now there are many FBA special lines emerging in the market, such as the US FBA special line, the European FBA special line, the Canadian FBA special line, and so on. Amazon platform merchants may have a choice syndrome when choosing their own logistics channels. With so many dedicated channels, which one should they choose? Most businesses should rank according to some fixed factors when selecting logistics channels. Generally, the main factors are security, timeliness, service and price.
Each business has its own different order, and naturally will weigh their logistics priorities according to their actual use. Some require cost saving, some require speeding up the sales process, some have high value, attach importance to safety control, and some focus on the comfort of cooperation with logistics companies. All this is different from person to person. However, the reasonable sorting mode should be: security - timeliness - service - price. If there is no safe and stable customs clearance, everything behind will be ignored. Stable and reliable customs clearance services also need high-quality time effective services to improve the warehousing process of goods. On the basis of these two, the logistics company's high-quality services will follow closely. Finally, it will be more sensitive to the price.
FBA special line operation process and details:
At present, the FBA lines on the market are mainly American and European lines.
Any special line must be composed of the following main links: first journey by sea (air)+customs clearance at destination+delivery at destination.
Take the U.S. special line for example, to the United States:
The first part is the first voyage by sea (air). We can choose the airlines that are suitable for us according to the speed of aging and the types of goods. Generally, the airport in mainland China prohibits goods with batteries, but magnetic goods can be used. Magnetic goods should be reported at the airport. Goods with batteries are usually exported from Hong Kong airlines. The speed of choosing an airline also determines the level of aviation costs. The price of direct flights is usually higher than that of connecting flights, but the timeliness stability of direct flights is far higher than that of connecting flights. Especially in the peak season of the second half of the year, the timeliness of the transferred flights will decline rapidly. In addition, the first voyage by sea is similar to that by air. The trouble is commodity inspection and certification of special materials for some special commodities, such as FCC and FDA.
The second part, customs clearance at the destination. For customs clearance in the United States, there must be a customs clearance company and an importer with a trade company as the title to clear the goods. The customs clearance process takes about 1-2 working days. Sometimes, there may be special inspections, such as checking whether the goods are infringing, such as FCC certification, FDA certification, etc. Whether there is a mark of origin. For example, not long ago, the United States Customs vigorously inspected the mark of origin, stipulating that goods arriving in the United States must be labeled with a label made in China. When the customs clearance is over, the goods are transferred to the normal destination.
The third part is destination transshipment. The United States is a country with a vast territory and a large span between the east and the west. It is also a country that is slower than other countries in the delivery process. In the current market, destination delivery is basically divided into truck delivery and FEDEX/UPS and other local express companies.
The advantages of truck delivery are: the average cost is low and the load is large, but there are also disadvantages: you need to make an appointment with Amazon warehouse in advance before delivery, the delivery time is slow, and the POD receipt is slow to return.
The advantages of express delivery are: no appointment, relatively fast timeliness, but the disadvantage is that the price is relatively high.
Remarks: The above content is only an internal opinion and is for reference only.