Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) enables e-commerce companies to completely outsource storage and delivery of goods, domestically. Amazon applies a strict set of rules and procedures, to ensure this their massive operations runs smoothly.
Many questions about the logistics aspects of Amazon FBA is answered by Amazon themselves on their site. However, things get slightly more complicated for importers, facing the task of moving goods from a factory floor in China – to a fulfillment center in the United States or elsewhere.
There are many things to consider. Insurance, incoterms and packaging labeling. The lists goes on.
So we decided to an ask expert; Ron Berger, COO of Fleet, an online marketplace that connects shippers with freight forwarders and other logistics service providers.
In this article, Ron explains the entire process in a step by step manner. Keep reading, and learn more about packaging labeling requirements, customs procedures and how you can find an ‘Amazon FBA ready’ freight forwarder.
Ron, please tell us a bit about yourself and your role at Fleet
I am the COO at Fleet. With over 30 years of experience through different executive positions in the logistics industry, now at Fleet, together with the CEO and CTO, I develop the overall strategy and direction for the company. I oversee the daily operation, lead the processes that engage freight forwarders with our platform and curate the partnership with them.
As Fleet is a startup, I also do anything that needs to be done in the company: help out with marketing, sales, HR, phone, internet. Etc. And I also cut-up and recycle our inflow of Amazon boxes.