What are the first shipments of Amazon FBA?
What are the first shipments of Amazon FBA? What is Amazon FBA head-way transportation? The Amazon FBA head trip refers to a transportation process in which goods are transported from the factory or supplier to the destination Amazon warehouse, involving customs clearance, tariff payment and other aspects. Different logistics methods have different freight costs and delivery timeliness. In the choice of head-to-head logistics, you must not only consider your own capital turnover and delivery timeliness requirements, but also measure the qualifications of logistics service providers. Choosing a reliable logistics service provider for cooperation is a necessary link for Amazon sellers to use Amazon FBA.
There are three main ways of Amazon FBA head-way transportation, namely, air delivery, sea delivery, and express delivery. Let's take a look at the characteristics and advantages of these transportation methods.
Express direct delivery is generally sent directly through DHL, UPS, FedEx, TNT international express, with good service, strong stability, and fast timeliness. The reference timeliness is 3-7 days, and it is suitable for sellers to use logistics channels for emergency replenishment.
1）FBA Hong Kong UPS Red List
Can send built-in batteries, supporting batteries, dry batteries and other mailable products to meet the shipping needs of sellers. This channel adopts double customs clearance, prepaid tariff mode, and commercial customs clearance. The reference time limit is 3-5 days, and the time limit is fast.
2） FBA Hong Kong DHL-6000
It can be connected with built-in supporting batteries, supporting lithium-ion batteries and other goods. Rich cargo channels can be mailed. The time limit is fast, and the reference time limit is 3-5 days. Including customs clearance and tariffs, the whole process is worry-free.
3） FBA Hong Kong DHL
It can be connected with built-in supporting batteries, supporting lithium-ion battery goods, unmanned aircraft, adult products, tablet computers, mobile phones, watches, toys, smart bracelets, digital cameras, cameras, projectors, driving recorders, walkie-talkies, set-top boxes, and textiles. Including customs clearance and tariffs, the whole process is worry-free.
It mainly refers to the services of the four major express delivery (DHL, UPS, Fedex and TNT). Commercial express delivery has fast timeliness and good service, but the unit price of freight is relatively high. When most sellers choose commercial express delivery, they often first look at the advantages of its delivery time.
There are two ways: bulk cargo and FCL
1） Bulk cargo
The quantity of goods of a single merchant is limited, which is not enough to fill a container. In this case, the logistics merchant will aggregate the different goods of multiple merchants, and multiple merchants will share one container for delivery;
2） The whole cabinet
3. Empty Jiapai
Air Plus is transported by international air. Amazon sellers can choose a reliable freight forwarding company to transport the goods to the destination country by air, and then send the goods to the FBA warehouse by express. The logistics cost of this headway transportation method is relatively low. For sellers with large volumes, the logistics cost can be well controlled. The disadvantage is that there will be warehouse queues during the peak season of logistics, so sellers need to know the situation in advance when choosing this transportation method during the peak season.
1. FBA US Hong Kong air plus delivery
Goods of 21-1000kg can be sent to the Amazon warehouse in the United States, and the first flight will be sent by air. At the destination, there will be a professional importer responsible for customs clearance, and the final postal delivery. It can send general goods, built-in batteries, and supporting batteries, and the goods that can be sent are diversified. The double-clearance tax package mode is adopted for customs clearance, which is convenient for customs clearance.
2. FBA American Continental air delivery is fast
Goods of 21-1000kg can be shipped and arrive at Amazon warehouses throughout the United States. The overall sign-in time limit is 7-10 days, and the time limit is stable. The double-clearance tax package mode is adopted for customs clearance, which is convenient for customs clearance.
If the quantity of goods of the merchant is large enough, you can choose the regular way to deliver the goods. However, regardless of whether bulk cargo or full container is used for delivery, the freight cost will be far lower than commercial express and air freight. The disadvantage of shipping by sea is that the delivery time is relatively slow. Taking the United States as an example, shipping by sea generally takes 15-28 days. In addition, customs clearance and final delivery after arriving at the port will take longer. It is a very big test for the seller's capital turnover. Shipping by sea, the logistics provider generally has a minimum quantity requirement, plus the document fee, delivery fee, board fee, delivery fee, etc., if the quantity is too small, for the seller, the sea freight Shipping is not worth it.
In the actual operation, the seller can use the above three delivery methods in combination. With reasonable allocation and matching, it is necessary to ensure the timeliness of delivery and reduce the logistics cost of the FBA first leg as much as possible. According to practical experience, if it is operated properly, the logistics cost of the FBA head-end can be reduced by about 30%, so as to achieve the purpose of increasing sales profit margin.