What is European FBA shipping? What are the advantages and caveats?What is European FBA shipping?
European FBA shipping means that the goods in the Amazon merchant store are shipped from China or other countries to Europe by sea transportation in the form of whole cabinets or in bulk, and sold within Europe through Amazon's global sales network. This method of shipping is usually more economical than air freight, but it is slower and requires a lengthy sea transport and customs clearance process. In addition, after the goods arrive at the destination port, follow-up links such as last-mile delivery and Amazon warehouse storage are required.
1. Low cost: Compared with air freight and express delivery, the cost of sea freight is lower, especially for large and heavy commodities.
2. High reliability: European FBA shipping usually adopts regular flights, and the cargo transportation process is supervised by a professional team. On the premise of ensuring the safety of the cargo, the reliability of the cargo arriving at the destination is ensured.
3. Reasonable shipping speed: Shipping by sea usually takes a certain amount of time, but compared to days or weeks by express delivery, the shipping cycle by sea is relatively reasonable.
4. Provide door-to-door service: European FBA shipping generally provides a complete door-to-door service, including a series of services such as picking up goods, packing, export customs declaration, shipping, customs clearance, delivery, etc., so that customers can concentrate on operating their business.
5. Environmentally friendly and sustainable: Compared with air freight, express delivery and other transportation methods, sea freight has lower carbon emissions, and the environmental awareness of sea freight is also increasing.
6. There is no need to worry about the inventory of goods: European FBA shipping can directly transport goods to FBA warehouses, without the need for customers to stock goods by themselves.
1. Commodity selection: In order to avoid damage or deterioration of the product during sea transportation, it is recommended to choose small size, light weight, waterproof, drop-resistant and other obvious products for sea transportation.
2. Packaging requirements: According to the regulations of the logistics company and the destination port, carry out proper packaging. This includes using moisture-proof, shock-proof, impact-proof, etc. materials to protect the product, adding proper logos around the outer box, etc.
3. Insurance purchase: If you are worried about the safety of the goods, you can consider purchasing cargo insurance to provide better protection. But please note that different logistics companies may have different insurance statements due to fuzzy areas, so please read the contract terms carefully.
4. Customs issues: The sea transportation process will involve the relevant customs regulations of the country or region of entry. It is recommended to prepare all documents in advance to ensure smooth customs clearance.
5. On-time delivery: Book the shipping space in advance according to the established plan, and complete the steps of ordering, receiving, and transporting the goods before the delivery time of the logistics company.
Remarks: The above content is only an internal opinion and is for reference only.