Shipping, Freight Forwarders and Duties for Amazon FBA Private Label

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Shipping, Freight Forwarders and Duties for Amazon FBA Private Label

Post by Crescent » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:23 pm

I describe the differences between the most common shipping terms EXW, FOB, and DDP that you'll encounter when arranging overseas shipments from your suppliers in China or other international countries for Amazon FBA private label. I'll also explain how duties are applied and paid and how you can work with freight forwarders to streamline the entire shipping process. I'll also a few tips on how you can save money on shipping.

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Re: Shipping, Freight Forwarders and Duties for Amazon FBA Private Label

Post by ColombianChino » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:08 pm

Crescent,
This video was very helpful!
We are almost ready to choose a shipping method with a freight forwarder.
Question because we will use the freight forwarder door to door (from China warehouse to AMZ warehouse in California), who provides the shipping mark/label for each carton (Freight Forwarder or me from Amazon's Shipping plan)?
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Post by Crescent » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:02 am

You need to create the Amazon shipping labels. The actual carrier labels will be provided by whomever is arranging the shipment but you should verify that. This video goes over this:

https://forums.amazonbeginnermastery.co ... ?f=15&t=21
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Re: Shipping, Freight Forwarders and Duties for Amazon FBA Private Label

Post by croostmx » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:31 pm

Hi Crescent,

first of all, thanks for this and all your other videos - I've seen almost all of them.

The samples of my first products are about to arrive (from 3 suppliers). So I will soon be ready to place my first inventory order.
I'm a little uncertain about how to do the shipping. I want to use a freight forwarder, but the ones I found are as sketchy as many suppliers (hardly understandable English, contact first on skype, then whatsapp then suddenly via Email, etc.).

Also the prices vary a lot, which seems weird. One forwarder charges 4.20USD/kg, the other 2.95USD/kg. Both are Air cargo and all duties and customs paid.

Is there any way to make sure whether a freight forwarder is legit or not? Or do you maybe have a recommendation?
I really can't afford someone to run away with my inventory or have the goods stuck at customs because of some missing paperwork.

Thank you so much!

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Re: Shipping, Freight Forwarders and Duties for Amazon FBA Private Label

Post by Crescent » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:10 pm

Hello,

Always do your due diligence when working with anyone new and trust your gut. Give flexport.com a shout.
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Re: Shipping, Freight Forwarders and Duties for Amazon FBA Private Label

Post by croostmx » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:28 pm

[quote=Crescent post_id=648 time=1552000217 user_id=2]
Hello,

Always do your due diligence when working with anyone new and trust your gut. Give flexport.com a shout.
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Flexport looks great. I'll quote with them as well.

Cheers

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Re: Shipping, Freight Forwarders and Duties for Amazon FBA Private Label

Post by Crescent » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:12 pm

croostmx wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:28 pm
Crescent wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:10 pm
Hello,

Always do your due diligence when working with anyone new and trust your gut. Give flexport.com a shout.
Flexport looks great. I'll quote with them as well.

Cheers
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FBA Labeling Requirements

Post by ColombianChino » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:05 am

Hey Crescent, we have some labeling questions:

1) Do we have to put "Made in China" on the packaging/label? If so, is there a way to put this on the FNSKU/Fed ex label?

2) Are there 2 different labels or 3 labels? We will have our supplier put the FNSKU on each product/box and then place the Fed Ex label on the carton. Is there a separate FBA Label?

3) Are there any other requirements such as dimensions or weight that need to be on the packaging/labeling (even though we will have the Fed Ex label on the cartons and FNSKU on each unit/package)?

Thank you!!
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Re: FBA Labeling Requirements

Post by Crescent » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:46 pm

ColombianChino wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:05 am
Hey Crescent, we have some labeling questions:

1) Do we have to put "Made in China" on the packaging/label? If so, is there a way to put this on the FNSKU/Fed ex label?

2) Are there 2 different labels or 3 labels? We will have our supplier put the FNSKU on each product/box and then place the Fed Ex label on the carton. Is there a separate FBA Label?

3) Are there any other requirements such as dimensions or weight that need to be on the packaging/labeling (even though we will have the Fed Ex label on the cartons and FNSKU on each unit/package)?

Thank you!!
Jeff

This video goes over your questions:

https://forums.amazonbeginnermastery.co ... ?f=15&t=21
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Re: Shipping, Freight Forwarders and Duties for Amazon FBA Private Label

Post by croostmx » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:05 pm

Hi Crescent,

one more question regarding shipping.

I am now very close to ordering the product.
I have two quotes from freight forwarders and I have a DDP quote from my supplier.

All three quotes are almost identical concerning the price.

Is there any reason not to have the supplier do the shipping? Their DDP price is only about 2% higher than having an FF pick up the product and ship it.

Any bad experience when suppliers handle the shipping?

Thank you!

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