Special shipping routes are required for shipping from China to Amazon FBA warehouses around the world
Shipping to an Amazon FBA warehouse is different from shipping to normal addresses around the world - not just any shipping route can be used to ship from China to Amazon FBA warehouses around the world. For example, normal DHL and FedEx routes do not offer direct shipping to Amazon FBA warehouses. Therefore you will find that many freight forwarders and international shipping agents in China are unable to offer shipping to Amazon FBA warehouses as this requires partnerships with freight forwarders in the destination countries which are able to handle the 'last-mile delivery' on a 'to door basis' to the Amazon FBA warehouses.
CNXtrans is an approved Amazon FBA Shipping Agent and has access to shipping to Amazon FBA warehouses all over the world on a door to door basis
CNXtrans is an approved Amazon FBA Shipping Agent that is able to ship from China to Amazon FBA warehouses all over the world. Shipments sent through CNXtrans (whether through air, sea or train) therefore have special approval to clear customs in the destination country and deliver all the way to the Amazon Fulfillment Center via either UPS or FedEx. This way, you won't have to worry about the hassle of hiring a customs broker or having to seek Amazon approval for your shipment beforehand.
CNXtrans offers international shipping from China to Amazon FBA Warehouses/Fulfillment Centers Around the World
Countries with Amazon FBA warehouses that CNXtrans is able to ship to include USA, Canada, Germany, UK, Austria, Spain, Italy, Poland, Australia, UAE or basically any Amazon warehouse around the world.
Have your packages sent to the CNXtrans warehouse in China first and also email us the Amazon labels at email@example.com and once all your goods have arrived we will consolidate, pack and label them at no charge. From there we will handle the international shipping to the Amazon FBA warehouses for you.
Ship by Air, Sea or Rail Freight from China to Amazon FBA warehouses around the world
Each month CNXtrans handles hundreds of Amazon FBA shipments for our customers around the world. We handle everything from the labeling, packing, consolidation, customs clearance, customs duties and door-to-door international shipping to the Amazon FBA warehouses/Amazon Fulfillment Centers.
For international shipments to Amazon FBA warehouses, DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) shipping inclusive of customs clearance and customs duties is critical as Amazon FBA warehouses do not accept international shipments where they have to be responsible for customs clearance and/or customs duties.
For shipping to Amazon FBA warehouses in the US and Canada, CNXtrans offers comprehensive air and sea shipping routes (depending on your shipping speed preferences) that come inclusive of customs clearance, customs duties and delivery all the way to the Amazon FBA warehouses. FedEx or UPS will handle the domestic delivery to the Amazon FBA warehouse.
For shipping to Amazon FBA warehouses in the UK & Europe (Germany, Austria, Spain, Poland, Italy and others) CNXtrans offers comprehensive air and train shipping routes (railway cargo) that come inclusive of customs clearance, customs duties and delivery all the way to the Amazon FBA warehouses. UPS will handle the domestic delivery to the Amazon FBA warehouse. Sea shipping is available as well but generally speaking for speaking to Amazon FBA warehouses in Europe, train shipping is more economical than sea shipping.
For shipments to the Amazon FBA warehouses, the consignee/recipient will be listed as you and contact details will also be yours but the address to ship to will be the Amazon FBA warehouse address you give to us.
The list of Amazon warehouses around the globe keeps growing each year and whenever new FBA warehouses appear, you can be sure that CNXtrans will be able to ship to them.
About Amazon FBA
How do I ship to Amazon FBA warehouses?
When you're ready to send inventory to Amazon, you begin by creating a shipping plan. A shipping plan specifies:
- The products you want to send to Amazon
- The quantity of each product
- The shipping method and carrier details
- Whether or not you want to prep and label your inventory yourself or have Amazon do it
Click here to visit Amazon Seller Central for more details
The above is what you have to do directly with Amazon. To handle the international shipping from China to the Amazon FBA warehouse, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for our warehouse address details in China.
What does Amazon FBA stand for?
'FBA' stands for 'Fulfilled by Amazon'. Amazon has created one of the most advanced fulfillment networks in the world, and your business can benefit from their expertise. With Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) you store your products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and they will pick, pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products.
Where are Amazon FBA warehouses located around the world?
Click here to find a list of Amazon FBA warehouse locations. Note that you will have to obtain the specific warehouse addresses on Amazon Seller Central.
Where do most Amazon FBA sellers source their products from?
A very high proportion of Amazon FBA sellers source their products from Alibaba. Alibaba is the best source for finding all types of factories in China selling all types of products in bulk. Many factories on Alibaba are also able to customize products to suit your specific needs. Once you have made your orders with factories on Alibaba you can give them the CNXtrans warehouse address in China for them to send your goods to. Once the goods have arrived we will consolidate and have them shipped to your Amazon FBA warehouse. Do also email us the Amazon labels and we'll print and stick them onto your packages at no extra cost before shipping internationally.
More about Amazon FBA Requirements
Before shipping to Amazon FBA warehouses, it is important to be familiar with the general requirements and guidelines as stipulated by Amazon. You can visit Amazon's page regarding FBA policies and requirements by clicking here. You can view Amazon's packaging and prep requirements for FBA sellers by clicking here.
Amazon FBA Shipment Packaging Requirements
Since we ship out hundreds of shipments from China to Amazon FBA warehouses around the world each month, CNXtrans is familiar with all the Amazon FBA packaging requirements as given below. If your suppliers do not pack and label your goods in a way that meets Amazon's FBA requirements, we will repack and label them for you. You can email (email@example.com) all the Amazon labels to us and we will print them out and label your packages accordingly at no extra charge.
Nevertheless, just so that both your suppliers and you are aware, below is a list of Amazon's FBA shipment packaging requirements. You can also share this information with your suppliers in China.
Following these instructions helps ensure that your Amazon shipments arrive undamaged and ready for intake to Amazon fulfilment centers:
Use a rigid, six-sided box with flaps intact.
Use a single address label that has clear, complete delivery and return information.
Each box you include in the shipment must have its own unique FBA shipment label printed from your Shipping Queue.
Each pallet requires four labels, one on the top center of each side. Each box on the pallet also requires its own label.
When shipping multiple case packs in a master carton, apply the unique shipping label on the master carton.
If you are reusing boxes, remove all old shipping labels or markings.
Cover existing barcodes with opaque tape or use a black felt-tip marker to render the barcode un-scannable. This prevents the incorrect barcode from being accidentally scanned during the receiving process.
Wrap all items separately.
Use adequate packaging material.
Use strong tape designed for shipping.
Use 5 cm of cushioning between each of your items and the inside of the box.
After you pack your box, shake it gently. The contents should not move when shaken.
Using boxes with dimensions measuring at least 15 x 10 x 5 cm and weighing at least 500 g (but no more than 150 cm on any side and under 30 kg total) can reduce delays in receiving.
Avoiding the following also helps ensure shipments arrive ready for intake to Amazon fulfilment centers:
Do not use point-of-sale containers. Point-of-sale containers are part of the product you are selling and typically contain one single unit. (For example, a coffee maker shipped and sold in its original container.)
Do not use open boxes typically used for display purposes. (For example, open- front boxes or boxes without tops.)
Do not use pallet-sized boxes (also known as gaylords)
Do not use string, straps or over-wrap (plastic or paper).
Do not bundle multiple boxes together.
Picking the right-sized box for what you are shipping is important. If the container is too large, you will need to fill it up with enough packaging material so that the box will not collapse if heavier boxes are stacked on top during shipping.
Acceptable standard boxes:
Regular slotted carton (RSC)
ECT-32 (edge crush test)
200 lb./sq. inch (burst strength)
Use a minimum of 5 cm of appropriate packing material around each item and the same amount in between your products and the walls of the box. If your items are being shipped in the manufacturer's case pack, the 5 cm of packing material is not necessary.
Boxes containing multiple standard-size items must not exceed 150 cm on any side. Boxes that are excessively large relative to the oversize units may be subject to restriction of shipping privileges, additional fees or refusal at an Amazon fulfilment center.
If you are using an Amazon-partnered carrier, weigh and measure boxes and pallets accurately and ensure that the correct values are supplied for every shipment. In addition:
Boxes must not exceed the standard weight limit of 30 kg, unless they contain one single oversized item that exceeds 30 kg.
For a single oversized item that exceeds 30 kg, attach a label that clearly indicates Manual Pallet Jack Lift on the top and sides of the box.
Boxes containing Jewellery or watches must not exceed 28 kg.
If your suppliers do not follow these requirements when packing your goods, we'll repack your goods for you to ensure that they adhere to them and are ready to be shipped and accepted by Amazon FBA warehouses around the world.
Using appropriate packing material ensures your shipment quickly moves through the fulfilment centre receiving process and protects our associates from potential safety issues.
Full sheets of paper (heavy-weight kraft paper is best)
Inflatable air pillows
Polyethylene foam sheeting
Do not use these:
All types of packing peanuts, including those made of biodegradable material or corn starch