focus on logistic
How to choose the shipping method?
The Differences Between Air Freight and Express?
The Less Than Container Load (LCL) and Full Container Load (FCL)
How Do I Package and Label the Goods for Shipping to Amazon FBA?
MODE OF TRANSPORT
The three most common
• Compared with sea or air
transportation, express delivery is a relatively easy mode of transportation.
And this is also the fastest transportation from China to your country/region,
you don't need to worry about customs clearance procedures, and the express can
be delivered directly to your home.
•Air freight is more complicated
than express, and its import and export procedures are similar to traditional
ocean freight, and customs clearance is also required.
•Shipping is the most common mode of transportation in foreign trade transportation, because it is the most economical and can help you transport a large amount of goods. Require customs
International trade terms
The most commonly used trade terms, EXW, FOB, CFR
Process of get your goods
When you urgently need a batch of materials and you are willing to bear higher shipping costs. International express and air freight are two choices for you
Less Than Container Load (LCL) and Full Container Load (FCL)You can determine the cost-effectiveness of your freight investment, measure it, and decide how much goods you want to take this time.
If you want to get your sample , the best way to transport is express, it is very simple and fast, and there is no need to worry about customs declaration.For example Fedex and UPS
If you are an e-commerce seller, or a wholesaler. Your business allows you to purchase from China on a regular basis, so ocean shipping is the most suitable and economical option for you.
According to the statistics, 95% of the product samples and small amount of high-value goods are shipped by express. Mostly, express delivery is highly suitable for online sellers who are in a hurry to restock, like Amazon sellers.
For Express, maybe you heard of Fedex, UPS, DHL.
But which one is most reliable and cost-effective for shipping from China.
We definitely recommend Fedex and UPS.
In general, DHL’s customs clearance process is slower than that of Fedex and UPS.
Furthermore, sometimes DHL’s shipping cost from China to US is also relatively higher.
Comparison Between Fedex UPS DHL
As for the shipping cost of Fedex and UPS, ask us or your freight forwarder to provide you with a real-time price, then choose a cheaper one.
Compared with sea freight, the shipping cost of express is quite unstable and may even change every week.
Similarly to Express, air freight has its own calculation formula that you can use to calculate the charged weight of the air freight.
You must remember the dimensional formula of express:
Dimensional Weight = Length (cm) x Width (cm) x Height (cm)/5000
But, the dimensional formula of air freight is slightly different than this:
Dimensional Weight = Length (cm) x Width (cm) x Height (cm)/6000
Also, there are other costs as well including Chinese export costs and custom clearance costs in your country
Shipping cost (FOB) = Cost for air shipping from Chinese airport to American airport + American customs clearance cost+ Local logistics cost in your contry
it implies, besides the cost of FOB, you’ll also have to add on the cost for logistics in China and export process.
Shipping cost(EXW) = Local logistics cost in China + China export cost + Cost for air shipping from Chinese airport to American airport + American customs clearance cost + Local logistics cost in your country
The Differences Between Air Freight and Express
Essentially, both air freight and express use plane as a tool to ship the cargo.
Undeniably, express delivery is quite simple and straight-forward. But what about air freight?
Shipping via air freight is a bit more complex and its import and export procedures are similar to the traditional sea freight.
It includes the following three steps:
Local logistics in China and export process.
Air shipping from Chinese airport to American airport.
Local logistics in USA and import process.
Usually, if you have more than 500 KG of cargo, choosing air freight is cost-effective.
Less Than Container Load (LCL) and Full Container Load (FCL)
It implies you have to share a container with other importers because your cargo load is less than a container.
LCL use CBM (Cubic Meter) as the unit to calculate the freight.
When your goods arrive at the destination port, according to the volume, weight and number of boxes of your goods. Corresponding unloading fees will be incurred. For this step, you need to ask your customs agent for help.
The cargo shipped by the sea freight is carried out in containers.
If the quantity of your goods is small and its volume is less than 15CBM, the freight forwarder will help you ship your goods by LCL.
3 Ways to Ship Your Goods from China to Amazon FBA
If you are an Amazon seller who imports from China, once you decide to use Amazon FBA service, Basically there are 3 ways as shown below, we are elaborating its pros and cons, so that you can choose the most suitable way for your specific situation.
Direct Shipping from China to Amazon FBA
Ship to Your Home First, then to Amazon Warehouse
Ship Via Prep Service Company, then to Amazon Warehouse
Direct from suppliers to Amazon
Cheapest, fastest, most convenient
Cannot control product quality
To Your Home
Can inspect quality and control defect rate by yourself
Can label products by yourself
Additional transportation fee from home to Amazon warehouse
Additional transportation time needed
Via 3rd Party
Can help inspect product quality and label products
Can help transport to Amazon FBA smoothly
Expensive labor cost for 3rd party in US.
Extra shipping cost than directly ship from supplier to Amazon.
How Package and Label the Goods for Shipping to Amazon FBA?
a. Know Amazon packaging requirements:
(2）Product packaging investment,if the asset is available
b. Know Amazon labeling requirements：
（1）FBA shipping label
(4) Warning sticker
c. How to Put Amazon Label on My Products?
(1) Label it by your
(2) Label it by yourself
(3) Label it by a 3rd party Prep service company called an investment.If the asset is available
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