What are the advantages of self-operated overseas warehouses?At present, the service level of third-party overseas warehouses is still relatively rudimentary and cannot meet the personalized needs of customers. In addition, FBA is not perfect, so many cross-border merchants choose to establish and operate their own overseas warehouses to only provide warehousing and distribution services for their own products. So what are the advantages of self-operated overseas warehouses? What value-added services can be provided?
At present, the overseas warehouse model has become a popular method of cross-border e-commerce logistics, solving various difficulties in cross-border logistics and bringing a better shopping experience to customers.
1. Improve consumer experience
When consumers place an order, the goods are shipped directly from domestic warehouses, which greatly shortens delivery time, reduces transit, and reduces package damage rates. In addition, domestic logistics companies are used for delivery, and consumers can also view logistics news in real time; returns can also be made directly at domestic and overseas warehouses to enhance the consumer experience.
2. Increase sales
The use of overseas warehouses has certain advantages in terms of delivery speed, which can increase product prices and gross profits to a certain extent. It can also improve consumer experience and stimulate secondary consumption, thereby increasing overall sales.
3. Reduce costs
The logistics of cross-border e-commerce includes domestic logistics, domestic customs, international transportation, foreign customs, foreign logistics and other links. The logistics cost accounts for about 30-40% of the total cost. For example, postal parcels and cross-border dedicated lines have restrictions on the weight, volume, and value of goods, leading merchants to use commercial express delivery, and the prices of commercial express delivery are generally very high. The emergence of overseas warehouses not only breaks through the restrictions on the weight, volume, and value of goods, but also makes its cost cheaper than international express delivery, which reduces logistics costs to a certain extent.
1. Return, exchange labels and repackage:
Every Amazon seller will inevitably encounter problems such as account closure, products not being put on shelves, and incorrect SKU labels. Third-party overseas warehouses provide sellers with returns, exchanges, relabeling, repackaging, and Amazon services, allowing products to gain value again and avoiding the loss of goods to the greatest extent.
2. FBA replenishment:
Merchants can place part of their goods in overseas warehouses. When they find that FBA inventory is insufficient, they can immediately replenish the goods from overseas warehouses to replenish their inventory. This process does not require an appointment, can ensure that there will be no queues during peak seasons, and save 50% of transportation costs.
3. Drop shipping:
Overseas warehouses can provide drop shipping services, whether for large or small goods. The shipping address is also overseas, so you can safely carry out drop shipping services and improve local competitiveness.
4. Warehousing and transfer:
In recent years, with the changes in platform policies, the tightening of national policies has led to numerous joint and several liabilities. In view of the bundling policy of warehouses and sellers' accounts and the increasingly strict FBA warehouse requirements, cross-border e-commerce sellers can reduce risks through warehousing transfers. .
When sellers use FBA, they can simultaneously use third-party overseas warehouses to replenish goods nearby, saving transaction costs to the greatest extent and reducing transaction risks. In addition to FBA transfer, third-party overseas warehouses also provide numerous value-added services, including warehousing inspection, goods shelving, inventory management, order receiving, sorting, order review, multi-channel delivery, etc.