What is the first shipment method of Amazon FBA in the United States?As a cross-border e-commerce company of Amazon FBA in the United States, when choosing Amazon FBA logistics in the United States, you must understand the first-way transportation method of Amazon FBA in the United States, especially for novice sellers. At present, our more common first-way transportation methods for Amazon FBA in the United States include express delivery, There are three kinds of air freight and sea freight. First, understand the advantages, disadvantages and precautions of these three transportation methods, so as to choose a US Amazon FBA first-leg transportation method that suits you.
Amazon FBA in the United States has four major express delivery methods: USPS, UPS, FEDEX, and DHL (recommended that the number of tickets is small, and the seller who is just starting out has strict requirements on timeliness, and the express channel can be selected within 200KG for a single ticket). Similar to our domestic express delivery, one is logistics transportation between countries, and the other is between domestic locations. International express delivery can deliver goods to customers in the shortest time, and its charges are also relatively expensive. If the goods are not urgent, this method is not recommended, but for some documents and small sample goods, express transportation is still very suitable, at least it can ensure the timeliness of delivery.
2. Air freight
Air freight US Amazon FBA first-leg transportation method Domestic pick-up-departure from domestic airport-air freight to destination port-partition delivery to Amazon FBA warehouse. The time limit for air freight is good, 6-12 working days in the United States. But at the same time, the cost is also high, mainly involving freight and customs duties. It is very good for stocking and replenishing during the peak season of e-commerce.
Shipping generally can be divided into two categories: fast ship and slow ship. The time limit of the fast ship is faster than that of the slow ship, and the tariff is higher than that of the slow ship. The time limit of the slow ship is slower than that of the fast ship, and the tariff is lower than that of the fast ship. Overall, sea freight is currently the slowest type of logistics channel, and it is also the mode of transportation with the lowest headway transportation. The time limit for signing is about 12-40 working days, and the time limit for logistics is relatively slower than the other two first-leg transportation methods. Therefore, sea transportation is also a kind of logistics method with lower tariffs.
The volume of shipping transportation is large, and because it is sailing on the sea, there is basically no need to consider the problem of travel restrictions caused by the weight of the cargo. Moreover, the transportation is safe, and the goods can be kept stable and free from damage under good sea conditions. Navigation and transportation on the sea also avoids the hidden danger of being stolen. Moreover, the wide sea channel extends in all directions, and there will be no danger of crashing or overturning like automobile transportation. The biggest feature of sea freight is cheap price, large volume, and safe cargo, which is suitable for non-urgent replenishment.
The cost of sea freight involves: domestic local miscellaneous charges + sea freight + destination customs clearance + destination country delivery. Delivery to the United States is divided into: truck delivery and courier company delivery, the main difference is the delivery time and price. Generally, the whole container of the first sea freight does not include tax, and the seller will use the information of his own company for customs declaration and clearance, and the proportion of double-clearance tax package is getting smaller and smaller. If the truck is sent to Amazon, it generally needs to be put in and made an appointment, which is more troublesome than express delivery.
Remarks: The above content is only an internal opinion and is for reference only.