FBA Freight Forwarder
Shipping to Amazon FBA
Extensive experience in shipping from China
Specialized solutions for Amazon FBA sellers
Shipping from Alibaba to Amazon FBA
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Looking for a reliable freight forwarder to streamline your shipping to Amazon FBA? AEB Logistics is your trusted partner for seamless transportation of goods from China to the USA and beyond. Benefit from our expertise in Amazon FBA fulfillment and ensure your products reach their destination efficiently and on time.
In This Article
1. What is a freight forwarder, and how can AEB Logistics help me with my shipping needs?
A freight forwarder is a company that arranges and coordinates the transportation of goods from one place to another. As an international freight forwarder, AEB Logistics specializes in shipping from China to destinations around the world. We offer a wide range of logistics services, including air freight, ocean freight, warehousing and distribution, customs clearance, and more. Our team of experts can help you navigate the complex world of international shipping and ensure that your products are delivered on time and on budget.
2. What services does AEB Logistics offer for shipping from China to Amazon FBA in the USA?
We offer a range of specialized services for Amazon FBA sellers, including FBA labeling, product inspection, and inventory management. FBA labeling refers to the process of labeling your products according to Amazon’s requirements before shipping them to an FBA warehouse. Product inspection involves inspecting your products before they are shipped to ensure they meet the quality and safety standards required by Amazon. Inventory management helps you optimize your inventory levels to ensure you have enough stock to meet demand without overstocking. We also offer a range of shipping options, including air freight and ocean freight, to help you find the best solution for your needs.
3. How do I get a shipping quote from AEB Logistics?
Getting a shipping quote is easy. Simply visit our website and fill out our online quote request form, providing details about your shipment, including the destination, weight, and dimensions of your cargo. We will get back to you promptly with a free quote for your shipment.
4. How do I track my shipment with AEB Logistics?
We provide real-time tracking and updates on your shipment’s status, so you always know exactly where your products are in the shipping process. You can track your shipment online using our tracking system, which is available on our website.
5. What are the advantages of using AEB Logistics for shipping from China to Amazon FBA in the USA?
There are many advantages to using AEB Logistics for your international logistics needs, including our extensive experience and expertise in shipping from China. We also offer specialized solutions for Amazon FBA sellers, such as FBA labeling and product inspection, to ensure your products meet Amazon’s strict requirements. We pride ourselves on our commitment to customer service and our ability to provide customized shipping solutions that meet the unique needs of each of our clients.
6. What is the difference between air freight and ocean freight, and which option is right for me?
Air freight involves shipping your products by airplane, while ocean freight involves shipping them by boat. Air freight is typically faster and more expensive, while ocean freight is slower but more cost-effective for larger shipments. Our team of experts can help you determine which option is best for your needs based on factors such as your budget, the size and weight of your shipment, and your delivery timeline.
7. What is the lead time for shipping from China to Amazon FBA in the USA?
Lead times can vary depending on the shipping method you choose and the destination of your shipment. Generally, air freight takes around 7-10 days, while ocean freight takes around 25-30 days. Our team will work with you to choose the best shipping method for your needs and provide you with a timeline for your shipment.
8. What is FBA labeling, and why is it important?
FBA labeling refers to the process of labeling your products according to Amazon’s requirements before shipping them to an FBA warehouse. FBA labeling is important because Amazon requires all products to be labeled before they can be received into an FBA warehouse. At AEB Logistics, we offer FBA labeling services to ensure your products meet Amazon’s requirements.
9. What is inventory management, and why is it important?
Inventory management refers to the process of managing your inventory levels to ensure you have enough stock to meet demand without overstocking. Inventory management is important for Amazon FBA sellers because Amazon requires you to maintain a certain level of inventory at their warehouses. At AEB Logistics, we offer inventory management services to help you optimize your inventory levels and ensure you never run out of stock.
10. How will the shipment arrive at Amazon FBA?
Learn about the shipment process for delivering your products to Amazon FBA. Once your cargo clears customs, it’s ready to be sent to Amazon FBA. You have two options for delivery: using Amazon-partnered carriers (at a slightly higher cost) or arranging your own carriers through AEB Logistics.
If you choose to use your own carrier, you must provide AEB with a Bill of Lading for each shipment. This allows us to schedule a delivery appointment at the Amazon warehouse. Fill out the Amazon FBA booking form and email it, along with the Amazon carrier manual, to AEB. With this information, we can schedule a delivery appointment using Amazon’s Carrier Appointment Request Portal.
For LCL (Less than Container Load) shipments, delivery appointments with Amazon can only be scheduled once the goods arrive at AEB’s warehouse in the destination country.
If you have any questions about the delivery process, feel free to reach out.
11. Payment of Taxes and Duties for Amazon FBA Shipment
As the Importer of Record, it is your responsibility to pay all taxes and duties associated with your shipment, not AEB Logistics. Within 10 days of submitting the entry, you must file an Entry Summary and make the payment for duties and taxes.
Depending on your agreement with AEB Logistics, we can handle the payment of taxes and duties on your behalf. We will then bill you for the amount later. To authorize us to clear customs and pay duties and taxes on your behalf, make sure you have filled out a Power of Attorney when you first worked with AEB Logistics.
Please note that Amazon is not responsible for collecting or covering any duties, taxes, or shipping costs related to FBA inventory. All shipments must be made using Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) shipping terms. Any shipment arriving at an Amazon fulfillment center with additional charges, including duties, taxes, or shipping costs, will be refused.
While Amazon will not act as the Importer of Record, you may list Amazon as the Ultimate Consignee on your shipping documentation.
12. Shipping to Amazon FBA for Non-US Based Businesses
If you are a non-US based business and want to ship products to Amazon FBA, you need to provide two contacts in the country of destination: the Importer of Record and the Ultimate Consignee. The Importer of Record is responsible for customs and duties payment, as well as any customs-related liabilities. The Ultimate Consignee is the official contact for customs authorities in case of any issues.
Most US imports are handled by US companies with an American Tax ID, as required by the Customs Border and Protection Agency (CBPA). However, if your business is not based in the US, you can still import into the country by establishing a Foreign Importer of Record. Contact AEB Logistics for assistance with all necessary arrangements.
13. Last-Mile Logistics for Amazon FBA
The final step in delivering your FBA freight is getting your goods to Amazon’s warehouse, known as last-mile delivery. You can choose between two options: less-than-truckload (LTL) or small parcel delivery (SPD).
If you are shipping more than two pallets, it’s recommended to rely on your freight forwarder for LTL shipments. They are familiar with the requirements, such as using acceptable pallets, adhering to pallet label requirements, providing the bill of lading (BOL), and scheduling the delivery.
For shipments of fewer than two pallets, you can opt for SPD, which can be coordinated directly on Amazon FBA.
14. Using UPS for Last-Mile Delivery to Amazon FBA
If you’re considering UPS for delivering your products to the Amazon warehouse, your initial shipping destination will be AEB Logistics’ warehouse. From there, AEB Logistics will schedule a UPS pickup once your goods arrive.
For optimal handling, labeling should ideally be done at the factory. Your supplier will need to affix both FBA labels and UPS labels to the packages.
AEB Logistics can take care of labeling (FBA and/or UPS) and coordinate UPS pickup from our facility. Please note that there will be a charge for labeling services.
Using UPS for delivery is particularly beneficial when Amazon requires shipments to multiple warehouses. You can arrange for a single international shipment to AEB’s warehouse, and we will handle the splitting of shipments for you.
UPS typically accepts loose cargo, usually around a dozen boxes at a time. If your goods exceed this size or are shipped on pallets, UPS may face challenges with the final transport.
15. Third-Party Warehouses for Enhanced Storage Solutions
Third-party warehouses offer attractive storage solutions for two key reasons:
1. Stable Storage Rates: Third-party warehouses have less fluctuation in storage rates, providing more predictability.
2. Local Ship-From Address: These warehouses provide a local ship-from address that you can utilize when creating shipments on Amazon FBA.
By using a third-party warehouse, you gain greater control over your inventory and additional insurance in case your items don’t sell as expected. This approach allows you to feed goods to Amazon’s FBA warehouses on an as-needed basis.
It’s important to note that if you’re sending a limited number of products to Amazon FBA, the “just in time” approach may not be applicable. Understanding when to leverage these resources is key to optimizing your Amazon FBA experience.
16. Shipping from Alibaba to Amazon FBA
Sourcing goods on Alibaba, an online marketplace, is the initial step. Once products are chosen, coordinate with suppliers to package and prepare them for shipping. Different shipping options like air, sea, or express can be chosen based on cost and speed. Engage AEB Logistics to manage transportation. Shipping documents, like invoices and bills of lading, are important for customs clearance. Import duties and taxes may apply. Upon arrival at Amazon FBA, products undergo inspection and storage. Amazon then handles order processing, picking, packing, and shipping to customers. Efficient shipping boosts customer satisfaction and sales.