How to choose Amazon FBA head logistics?How to choose Amazon FBA head logistics? What are the precautions for the FBA header?
I believe that many Amazon sellers know that the Amazon FBA service is mainly for the delivery of goods stored in the Amazon FBA warehouse, that is, after the consumer places an order, Amazon will deliver the goods stored in the Amazon warehouse to the consumer.
Merchants need to use the FBA service, they must store the goods in the Amazon warehouse in advance, and Amazon is not responsible for customs clearance and delivery to the Amazon warehouse in China, so the merchant needs to undertake the transportation, customs declaration, customs clearance and other processes of the goods, which is what we often do. Said FBA first leg.
Buyers will pay more attention to the goods shipped by Amazon FBA, and merchants who choose FBA will increase their costs, and the cost will naturally be calculated into the price of the goods. Whether the logistics channels can be reasonably optimized also becomes the key factor for product pricing. An important part, which in turn affects sales. Therefore, the choice of FBA head-end logistics and how to reasonably control the cost of head-end logistics has become a concern for cross-border e-commerce sellers.
This delivery method is more suitable for goods with high timeliness requirements, and is more suitable for urgent replenishment, such as FedEx, DHL, UPS, and the timeliness is usually within one week.
You can choose express delivery for small and beautiful products with relatively high prices. The freight is generally 30+ or 40+ per kilogram.
Express delivery is basically free of advance reservation and warehousing, but it should be noted that Amazon is not the main body of customs clearance and is not responsible for customs clearance and tax payment. It must make declarations and prepay customs duties and prepare local customs clearance importers in advance.
Merchants can choose a more reliable logistics service provider to transport the goods to the destination country by air, and then send the goods to the FBA warehouse by express. The time limit is usually 10-15 days, and the time limit is 7-10 days, which can be exempted from advance Make an appointment for storage.
The cost of this method is relatively low, but it often needs to arrange warehouses in peak seasons, which will consume a certain amount of time. If it is in off-seasons, cost and timeliness are a good choice. The cost is generally 20+ per kilogram.
This mode of transportation is relatively cost-effective, and is more suitable for goods that are not time-sensitive, replenishment in large quantities during peak seasons, or products with sufficient and stable sales. The cost is usually calculated based on cubic meters, regardless of weight, usually around 800 per cubic meter.
The timeliness of shipping by sea is more susceptible to the impact of natural weather and other aspects. The shipping period is about 15 days, plus the tail truck delivery, and the FBA warehouse is booked in advance. Usually, the timeliness is about one month. There will be delays during peak seasons. If you encounter Customs clearance will take one and a half months or more.
Shipping by sea:
Haipai usually chooses Matson Express (about 12 days) to transport the goods to the destination country, and then sends the goods to the FBA warehouse by express such as FedEx and UPS. There is no need to make an appointment in advance, and the time limit is usually about 22 days. It is also basically stable during the peak season, and it needs to be delayed for about a week when it comes to customs clearance.
The cost is usually the same as air freight, calculated according to weight, usually 9, 10, 11rmb per kilogram.
Overseas warehouse transfer
First send the goods to the overseas warehouse through the cheapest shipping method, and then change the FBA shipping address to the overseas warehouse address. There are many options for overseas warehouses to transfer to FBA warehouses. You can use express delivery to store without reservation, or you can choose trailer delivery. The specific situation can be selected according to the cost.
The method of allocating overseas warehouses is flexible and simple, and can be replenished frequently, and the replenishment time is also short. Moreover, the customs clearance problem has been completed before the goods arrive at the warehouse, and there will be no major problems in sending them from the warehouse to Amazon later.
1. When choosing the FBA first-leg transportation method, the seller needs to take both timeliness and capital turnover into consideration. On the one hand, the weight of an Amazon listing will drop after it is out of stock, and the longer the out-of-stock period, the harder it is to promote the product, so timeliness is very important; on the other hand, the financial capacity largely determines how the seller chooses.
2. In addition to the choice of delivery method, the seller should also consider the weight of the goods when selecting the product. If the product is large in size, it should be considered in combination with the heavier product to avoid excessive volume. Large and bring extra shipping cost.
3. It is recommended that sellers try to use multiple transportation methods at the same time, try to ensure that their products are not in stock, can continue to bring income and profits to themselves, and reduce transportation costs at the same time.
4. Before sending the FBA first shipment, the seller must first understand the policies and barriers of the country where the selected FBA warehouse is located. The prepared certification and various procedures must be completed to make full preparations for the FBA first shipment.
Remarks: The above content is only an internal opinion and is for reference only.