The Modes and Advantages of Amazon Logistics

The Modes and Advantages of Amazon Logistics


1. Three Basic Modes and Characteristics of Amazon Logistics

Amazon logistics mainly has three modes, namely FBA, third-party overseas warehouses, and self shipping.

1-1. Amazon FBA

The full name of FBA is Fulfillment By Amazon, which is translated as Amazon Logistics in Chinese. It is an agent shipping service provided by Amazon, which includes consistent logistics services such as warehouse, picking, packaging, delivery, payment collection, customer service, and return processing. The seller prepares the goods in advance and delivers them to the Amazon warehouse. After the customer places an order, the Amazon warehouse directly delivers the goods to the customer. China JD Logistics is an imitation of Amazon's logistics system. Whether self operated or non self operated, products sold through the JD platform can be delivered to customers through JD Logistics.

1-2. Third party overseas warehouse

Third party overseas warehousing services. It refers to the one-stop control and management services provided by the logistics service industry independently or jointly to sales personnel for the storage, classification, packaging, and delivery of goods under sales targets. The seller stores the goods in the local warehouse, and when the buyer has a demand, they respond quickly by sorting, packaging, and delivering the goods in a timely manner& Although FBA has solved many of the seller's problems, Amazon's restrictions and requirements on products have led to high costs and poor flexibility, which can be solved through third-party overseas positions. Compared to FBA, overseas warehouses have their own comparative methods and choices among some advantageous cross-border logistics price providers.

1-3. Self shipment

Shipment refers to the seller receiving orders from customers and directly shipping them from domestic suppliers or warehouses to overseas customers. The seller is responsible for a series of activities such as warehouse, classification, packaging, distribution, and customer service.


2. Common problems and solutions of Amazon logistics

All Amazon sellers attach great importance to Amazon's peak season, with sales accounting for a high proportion of total sales. So during this time period, many sellers may encounter these issues:

(1) Delay in customs clearance; Some countries have stricter inspections of goods; Higher inspection rate;

(2) Package delivery delay: In peak season, with a large number of packages, distribution channels are prone to exploding, and delivery delays are common;

(3) Packet loss, packet loss, and erroneous delivery occur.

Therefore, in order to avoid these issues during the peak season, sellers need to do some preliminary work when using Amazon logistics for delivery. For example, goods should be declared as early as possible, and relevant delivery channel information should be thoroughly understood, attention should be paid to market conditions, and so on. In addition, regarding the logistics situation, the seller can consult the supplier, make an appointment in advance, and cooperate with their delivery needs.

In short, Amazon's logistics mode has unimaginable potential in e-commerce logistics. If e-commerce wants to have good competitiveness, the development of logistics cannot be ignored.


PFC EXPRESS provides Amazon FBA warehouse to door service, which transfers sellers' goods from China to Amazon FBA warehouses in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Spain, Italy, France, and other countries through express/air/sea transportation methods.


2024-06-03 101

The Modes and Advantages of Amazon Logistics
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