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Amazon International Shipping Price
Fri Oct 14, 2016 01:16
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amazon international shipping priceInternational courier services and fba transportation to Amazon Buying in China and Selling on Amazon – Shipping & Logistics
It's the gold rush of our time (or at least the decade). Seemingly, everyone wants to get their products out on Amazon.com. I'm no stranger to e-commerce myself, as that's how I started doing business with Chinese suppliers in the first place. However, up until quite recently, E-commerce in Europe and America has been dominated by independent online stores, rather than market platforms. This is about to change.
About Amazon.com What makes Amazon.com different is that they are not only offering an online platform, but also an integrated logistics system. Ship your bulk cargo to one of Amazon's warehouses and they take care of the rest, sending your items to your final customers. But that's only the easy part. Assuming you are buying from China, or any other country outside the United States, you need to get your cargo from a factory floor far away, to an Amazon warehouse. That is often easier said than done, and much can go terribly wrong.
So, we did what we usually do when we don't have all the answers. We asked an expert.
Is it possible to have cargo forwarded directly to an Amazon.com warehouse, from the Port of Destination in the United States?
Yes, definitely. To do this, the Bill of Lading would need to be filled out properly with:the Importer of Record as the name of the importerthe Consignee as the Amazon warehouseIt is important that the Amazon warehouse's contact information be included, because they usually require appointments for shipment deliveries. If this info is missing or inaccurate, it can delay the delivery of the product.
What are some tips for shipping to an Amazon warehouse?
After a shipment is cleared through U.S. Customs, importers will need to make an appointment with their Amazon warehouse and update them on the delivery timetable. Appointments are required, but they also take 2 – 7 days to be confirmed once they are requested, and they cannot be changed.
In addition, it's important to maintain your levels of supply in the Amazon warehouse. Amazon determines which vendors with the same product are given higher status by monitoring each vendor's stock of goods, and if you do run out of stock for popular items, Amazon can and will ask your competing vendors to carry those products going forward.
Should importers selling on Amazon.com select any particular Incoterm?
Importers should negotiate DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) terms, because everything in regards to costs would be settled prior to the shipment's delivery at the Amazon warehouse. The shipper and the importer would thus not have to worry about any delays that could result from paperwork and clearances or pending payments.
Should the warehouse address be declared on the Bill of Lading, or any other shipping document?
The warehouse address and contact information must be included as the consignee on the house bill of lading.
Are there any labeling requirements that US importers selling on Amazon.com should be aware of?
Amazon warehouses may have special instructions regarding labeling and organization of products. This information can be found here.
In addition, by federal law, all goods must be marked with country of origin. For example, goods originating in China should be marked “Made in China.” The marking must be legible and permanent enough for the ultimate purchaser to be made aware of the goods origin. More details about labeling requirements can be found here.
We also receive inquiries from non-US based companies planning to sell products on Amazon.com. Is it possible, as a foreign entity without a local presence, to import items into the United States and sell on Amazon.com?
A foreign-based company can apply for a Customs assigned number which will allow them to import into the US. It's a requirement that a foreign importer designate an agent for service or process.
This number can be obtained by filling out a Customs Form 5106 and submitting it to Customs, or by having a Customs broker do it electronically on their behalf. Once the company has a Customs assigned number, they will be able to obtain a Customs bond and import into the U.S. under that bondWhat is FBA?
FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon), refers to the seller's own sales on Amazon,seller firstly send goods to warehouse local warehouse, after customer place the order,Amazon system automatically subsequent delivery.
What is FBA first trip?
FBA first tripthat isChina seller delivered to the Amazon warehouse ,Amazon is not responsible for customs clearance, dutyetc, FBA first trip transport shipping service is that China supplier let freight forwarder company transport the goods to Amazon warehouse with both China and USA customs clearance, duty.There arethreeway that transportation to Amazon
1, FBAfirst trip:Sendby courierdirectly:DHL, UPS, Fedex and the like, generally the price is good for over 20kg package.
Advantage: Fast,Free reservation into Amazon warehouse, suitable for emergency replenishment.
2, FBAfirst trip:air + courier: use airservicetransport to the local first, then use a local courier(UPS,DHL,FEdex)delivery to the Amazon warehouse
Advantage: A little slower than option 1,but it is much cheaper.
3, FBAfirst trip by sea shipping: container shippingby sea+ USA local clearance+delivery to Amazon warehouse by truck,
Advantage:Much more cheaper than option 1 and 2.
Disadvantage:Much slower,takes about 20 days from China to US West coast.suitable for non-urgent replenishment.Price comparison: FBA by sea shipping Delivery time comparison: FBA by sea shipping>FBA air+courier>FBA direct courier Suggestion:If you are just beginning to do the pre-FBA,shipping lessrecommendations selling productsfirstly to Amazon warehouse, it can send by air+courier mode. Fast and cheap.After have good selling at Amazon, then send by sea to decrease your cost. Of course, relatively hurry seasonal product is better use air+courier orcourier direct. url:http://www.a-freight.com

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