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Compare The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Amazon FBA With Overseas Warehouses
Kinghood International Logistics Inc | Updated: Oct 15, 2018

With the rise of third-party overseas warehouses, cross-border e-commerce sellers can reduce their dependence on amazon warehouses and choose third-party overseas warehouses that can be flexibly used.So what are the advantages of the comparison between the overseas warehouse and the FBA warehouse?

One, amazon FBA

The full name of FBA is Fulfillment By Amazon. It is a one-stop logistics service provided By Amazon, including warehousing, picking and packing, delivery, collection, customer service and return processing.

The advantages of using FBA are:

1, can improve the ranking of listings and help sellers improve their chances of getting a shopping cart.

2. Amazon FBA warehouses are all over the world to facilitate sellers to expand the market in various countries.

3. The delivery time is fast, and the local delivery ensures the goods to be delivered to the buyer at the fastest speed.

4. Erase the bad review disputes caused by logistics. Once the sellers who choose FBA to deliver goods have bad reviews due to logistics service problems, they can find the customer service of amazon to apply for deleting the bad review.By choosing amazon FBA for delivery, amazon is responsible for shipping and packaging products.

The disadvantages of using FBA are:

1. FBA fees will be higher.

2. If something goes wrong when the label is pasted, it will affect the storage of the goods.

3. Return address only supports local returns.

4. The buyer can return the goods without reason for 7 days, during which there will be no communication with the seller.And amazon rules, the same label bar code after the withdrawal of warehouses, six months can not be returned.Once the return of goods to replace the phenomenon, the goods can only be destroyed on the spot.

5. Amazon's customer service feedback is not timely, and can only communicate in English.

Ii. Overseas warehouse

Overseas warehouse, that is, overseas storage service.The one-stop control and management service of goods storage, sorting, packaging and delivery provided by online foreign trade trading platform and logistics service providers independently or jointly for sellers in the target area of sales.The seller stores the goods to the local warehouse. When the buyer is in need, he/she will respond quickly and sort, pack and deliver the goods in time.

The advantages of overseas warehouses are:

1. Overseas warehouses can reduce logistics costs, and sellers can transport some goods to third-party overseas warehouses by sea.When the seller needs timely replenishment to the FBA warehouse, the goods can be delivered directly from the overseas warehouse.Saving the cost of shipping goods again from home.

2. Overseas warehouse can help merchants reduce warehousing costs.The first six months of storage at an FBA warehouse is very cheap, but after six months storage costs have skyrocketed tenfold, creating another huge charge for amazon merchants.At this time, merchants can choose to transfer the goods to a third party overseas warehouse.Replace the label and return to the FBA warehouse with a brand new product.The FBA warehouse will also charge the storage fee according to the charge method of the newly stored goods.Reduced the warehouse cost of the business effectively.

3. The delivery time is faster, and the seller directly ships and replenishes the goods from overseas warehouse, saving the time for the package to travel from home to abroad.At the same time, after solving the complicated problems of transportation, customs declaration, customs clearance and so on, we will no longer have to worry about the customs clearance of goods in the warehouse. We will wait for the order and deliver the goods at any time.

4. Experience in warehouse management; no longer need to worry about the warehouse manager's goods management; overseas warehouse has provided you with the most professional management personnel.After the goods are sent to the third-party overseas warehouse, the overseas warehouse will directly assist the management.The label and exchange are handled directly by the overseas warehouse.For sellers, it's easier.

5. When amazon merchants have the problem of returning or changing goods, the merchants can contact with the third-party forwarder company to achieve the operation of FBA goods' returning to the warehouse.The overseas warehouse can help customers change labels, pack, and enter the FBA warehouse for resale.

Of course, there are more or less problems in overseas warehouses.To achieve "de-warehousing" and provide localized and diversified overseas services, how to make overseas warehouses no longer just "warehouses" is the key.

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