05 Nov Freight forwarding and Warehousing for our FBA and Ecommerce Sellers
Amazon FBA required shippers to manage the transport of goods from the point of origin to the Amazon warehouse, requiring the merchant to understand and comply with Amazon’s delivery standards, which are different from country to country.
The laundry list of requirements could become lengthy, encompassing everything from the characteristics of private trucks and vehicles delivering the goods to the quantity of pallets, the manner in which the boxes were placed on pallets, the length of the pallet itself, the amount of pallet boards, the particular bill of lading details attached to the packages, as well as the weight limits per p.
Prime Freight had a good knowledge of these specifications and was able to act as a go-between for shippers who did not want to broach the intimidating task of broaching such regulations on their own, enabling shippers to use Amazon FBA without any guesswork, as far as the strict packaging criteria for sellers are concerned.
For read in-depth explanations of the requirements, follow the following links: Distribution specifications : https:/sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/help/external/200978400?Language= en-US&ref= mpbc 200978480
Prime Freight has published its own tool to give its customers access to a full network of shipping and delivery services, and while the combination of services has been successful, some problems have arisen with the shipment to Amazon that Prime Freight has experienced. Freight packages would occasionally be damaged during the import process, which would require repackaging before being sent to Amazon, costing customers time and money.
In addition, if the customer wanted to save on transport costs by shipping a full container load (FCL) instead of multiple container loads (LCL), the customer might end up having to work with another third party partner to store goods in the meantime. At that point, Prime Freight was unable to deconsolidate the shipment, i.e. to break the container and send half of its contents to the Amazon warehouse in Pforzheim, and half to the Amazon warehouse in Werne.
Our Prime Freight Solution has designed a solution to the problem by offering centrally located warehouses to open their own warehouse for customers using FBA services, enabling quick delivery of DHL logistics services to all German Amazon warehouses, reducing the weeks-long waiting time associated with delivering freight to Amazon while offering a lower price.
With this in mind, Prime Freight is now offering its own inspection, packaging, carton marking and palletizing services that increase the efficiency of the supply chain, enabling customers to store goods between our new warehouse, to move quickly to the Amazon facility as demand for the product fluctuates.
Customers will also be able to split shipments; for example, to ship half of the freight directly to the seller’s customer and half to Amazon’s warehouse, while offering less than half of Amazon’s rate.
Prime Freight plans to implement a new warehousing service on Prime Freight’s online freight forwarding platform, where customers can manage not only transport logistics, but also their storage with Amazon and Prime Freight warehouses.
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