Amazon FBA(Fulfillment by Amazon) provide a diversified and personalized services platform for sellers. Many sellers who sell products on the Amazon platform for the first time have encountered shipping problems, especially in the era when the Internet and e-commerce is very popular. E-commerce sales in major cities will face shipping issues with Amazon. Most new sellers will have a question: What are the shipping process and FBA fees and precautions from China to Amazon FBA?
In order to solve the problem of shipping from Amazon sellers, I will explain the problem of Amazon shipping for everyone!
How to ship to Amazon?
1. Ship Directly by Express delivery
You can choose direct delivery from DHL, UPS, Fedex and other logistics providers. Generally speaking, for goods over 20kg, the price is still good, the delivery time is fast, and it is suitable for emergency replenishment.
Advantages: Don’t need to make an appointment to enter the FBA warehouse, so it is fast.
Disadvantages: When using this shipping method, Amazon staffs are not responsible for customs clearance and tax payment. You need to make your own declarations and customs prepayments, and contact the local customs clearance importer in advance.
2.FBA air freight
This method is provided by Amazon FBA, including air freight + local customs clearance+local tax + UPS or FedEx destination country delivery, it is the door to door delivery at any time, the whole process includes tax to the door, the delivery time for FBA air freight will be longer, generally about 8-15 days, not suitable for Urgent delivery cargo.
Advantages: Moderate price and delivery time, you can enjoy many benefits of Amazon.
Disadvantages: Generally, it is necessary to make an appointment for storage, which is relatively troublesome.
3.FBA sea shipping
Also provided by Amazon FBA, including sea freight + local customs clearance +local tax +UPS or FedEx destination country delivery, you can arrange the shipment at any time and delivery, but the delivery time for sea shipping is particularly longer. It usually takes more than one month and is not suitable for emergency Replenishment.
Pros: Cheap and enjoy many of Amazon’s benefits.
Disadvantages: generally need to make an appointment for storage, the operation is more troublesome than express delivery, and delivery time is longer, normally around 30 days.
Comparison of the three shipping channels to Amazon: From the price point of view, the FBA sea shipping is the lowest; from the perspective of delivery time, the direct Express delivery and FBA air freight are similar, you can choose according to your own shipping needs.
What is the Shipping methods to Amazon?
There are two main shipping methods for Amazon sellers:
FBA and FBM
FBA: Short for Fulfillment by Amazon (Amazon Fulfillment), means that the seller sends a batch of goods to Amazon’s overseas warehouse. After the buyer places an order, Amazon helps the seller send the goods from the warehouse to the buyer, and is also responsible for the logistics and after-sales service.
FBM: Short for Fulfillment by Merchant (seller’s own delivery), in other words, self-delivery. After the buyer places an order, the seller needs to send the goods to the buyer.
Although the cost of FBA is more than self-delivery, the price of Listing using FBA is often higher than self-delivery. In addition, the use of FBA is also an important factor in determining Amazon product rankings. Since there are many self-delivery, Amazon sellers mostly use FBA to ship.
What is the Amazon FBA delivery process?
1.Register for FBA
Enter the Amazon service page, click “Fulfillment by Amazon”, fill in the company name in the page that pops up and check the agreement with Amazon’s relevant terms and agreements, select FBA service to register successfully.
2.Convert merchandise to FBA SKU
Operation steps: Click Inventory on the homepage, select the SKU that needs to be changed, select “Change to Fulfill by Amazon” in Action, or select multiple options, then click “Actions” and select “Change to Fulfill by Amazon”, so that you can change the product Turned into FBA SKU.
3.Confirm FBA products
After selecting the FBA products to be shipped, the page will jump. Click “Convert Only” to confirm the conversion of FBA shipment
4. Create a delivery note and Set Quantity
A.Enter the number of products to be shipped under the unit.
If the seller did not enter the product packaging type when uploading the product before, here also fill in the product packaging type. There are two types of PackingType: Individual products (mixed packing)-different products are packed together, Case packed products (original packing)-the same product, SKU is packed in a box.
B. Prepare Products
Check the SKU variety and quantity to ensure that the SKU and quantity of the physical product are exactly the same as those filled in at the time of creation.
C. Label Products
Every product in the FBA warehouse must be labeled. Amazon’s backstage will let the seller choose whether to label by Amazon or the seller himself. If the seller chooses to label by himself, select “Merchant” under “wholabels” and select the label paper of the corresponding specification to print the label.
D. Review Shipments
Check the origin, package type, product, product preparation fee and other information of the shipment. Here the seller can see which warehouse storage Amazon distributes the product to. Each Shipment name represents each warehouse, and you can see the seller deposited in that warehouse. There are several products. The Amazon system automatically allocates warehouses. If you does not want to divide the warehouse, you can set up the warehouse in the background in advance.
E. Prepare Shipment
First, check the items in the shipment; then, select the shipping service; set the box information; and finally print the shipment label.
F. Shipping service
Here you needs to select the shipping method and shipping carrier. The general shipping method defaults to the small parcel express. The carrier: The default is “DHL EXPRESS (SUA) INC”. If the shipping weight is about 60 kg, it is OK. Select small parcel delivery (SPD).
Fill in the logistics tracking number. After receiving the tracking number, mark the delivery status on the order status.
Note: The above information is for reference only. The specific process is subject to the latest Amazon requirements.