Problems occur frequently, Amazon sellers have too many things a year ago!
In order to ensure sufficient warehouse inventory and continuous delivery during the Spring Festival, Amazon sellers often prepare goods before the year. However, the problem of FBA warehouse explosion has appeared again, especially in several popular warehouses in the west of the United States. The red light was turned on, but the goods could not be put on the shelves for a long time. Some people waited for 50 days and failed to receive the goods.
Affected by Amazon's limited storage capacity, many sellers pin their hopes on AWD (Amazon's warehouse distribution network), but they don't know that AWD has also exploded recently, and it is not as easy to use as imagined, and novice sellers are constantly stepping into the pit.
At the same time, problems such as warehouse division have also increased. Two boxes of goods sent by a new store with a seller are also "separated", which means that the cost has been raised and another profit has been lost silently.
Amazon's multiple warehouses have exploded, and the seller's goods cannot be received and put on the shelves in time!
As the Chinese New Year holiday approaches, many cross-border sellers are busy stocking up for the new year with peace of mind. However, before the holiday is also a period of frequent incidents, and the problem of Amazon warehouse explosion is plaguing a large number of sellers.
" SDF8 warehouse, the goods have not been received yet . " Many Amazon sellers said that the SDF8 warehouse is too serious . The shipment investigation, which clearly meets the investigation conditions, has been delayed again and again, and the problem has not been resolved.
The same is true for the QXY9 warehouse. Many people reported that the warehouse does not allow appointments, and some sellers have not started receiving goods after 50 days of arrival! As early as the beginning of December 2022 , there were voices saying that the liquidation problem of QXY9 was already very serious , and it was also said that the contracts in February this year were full.
The editor summed up the feedback from many industry insiders and found that warehouses such as SMF3, ONT8, LAS1, GYR3, GYR2, LAX9, SDF8, and QXY9 have experienced severe warehouse explosions, especially in several popular warehouses in the west of the United States, where many goods cannot be received normally.
A freight forwarder told the editor that the wave of pre-holiday stocking is still going on, many logistics companies are about to have a holiday, and many routes will also be suspended. Sellers are worried that the last ship will be dumped, so they collectively replenish the goods within a limited time However, Amazon warehouses are currently understaffed, and the overall logistics timeliness in markets such as the United States is worrying. Because it is very difficult to get an appointment, some warehouses need to make an appointment for several days to deliver the goods, and what's more, they can't get an appointment. Some remote warehouses still need to collect and deliver the goods in overseas warehouses.
The goods are slow to be received and put on the shelves, which brings great inconvenience to the work of sellers, especially for those sellers who are about to be out of stock or have been out of stock, the impact is great, and the link ranking and order quantity will be affected. However, at this time they There is often no way to do it, and reminders are useless. "The two shipments have been delivered for a month and have not been put on the shelves. During this period, multiple cases have been opened, and the replies are not of substantive help." One of the sellers expressed helplessly. The torture is numb.
It is worth noting that in addition to the warehouse explosion problem recently, the situation of warehouse division is also very common. The seller obviously feels that the warehouse has begun to be divided into unlimited warehouses. Whether it is as few as two boxes of goods or as many as dozens of boxes of products, Almost all will be ruthlessly "separated" by Amazon.
"The new version of Amazon's shipments is easy to be divided into warehouses. Several boxes of Matson Shipping are divided into 4 warehouses, and a lot of money will be deducted for each warehouse. Waste of time and high cost." An Amazon seller complained helplessly.
AWD also does not let go of the contract, and the situation of liquidation is even more serious
In fact, Amazon's warehouse explosion and product out-of-stock are common topics. In response to sellers' problems, Amazon is vigorously promoting AWD with "many advantages". serious.
According to Amazon, AWD provides a pay-as-you-go warehousing solution for US sellers, which can help sellers send and store inventory to Amazon AWD warehouses through third-party cross-border logistics and Amazon cross-border logistics services (AGL). (near the FBA warehouse), according to the inventory situation of the FBA warehouse, timely automatic replenishment is carried out, and the seller can also manually replenish the goods, so that the FBA warehouse will not be limited by the storage capacity!
Sellers can understand it as an upgraded version of the satellite warehouse. It's a pity that AWD still can't solve the "urgent needs" of sellers.
An Amazon seller said, "The goods have arrived at AWD's KRB7 warehouse and have been waiting to receive them. It has been 10 days and there has been no movement."
The above situations are not uncommon. Since AWD did not release the contract at all, the goods of many sellers were piled up in overseas warehouses and could not be delivered. Some freight forwarders even said that their appointment time was scheduled until March.
Now the seller is shipping too much, and it is understandable that the problem of AWD liquidation is revealed. However, sellers need to pay attention to the fact that AWD itself does have many natural disadvantages.
First of all, there is the issue of charging. People who have been here think that AWD may have advantages for small and heavy products. If the product is too large , it is not very cost-effective, because there are more handling fees , transportation fees and storage fees . It is indeed cheap in terms of storage fees, but processing fees and transportation fees are also a large expense.
The second is the issue of efficiency. More than one seller found that the arrival , shelf and automatic replenishment of AWD were not as fast as expected, and some people even took up to 2 months for the whole process. And in many cases, the automatic replenishment is not as accurate and intelligent as the platform said. It is not uncommon for the goods that are not missing to be replenished , but the goods that are missing are still in the AWD warehouse.
Regarding AWD, the editor found that many sellers misunderstood it. They only saw the benefits of using AWD, and started to ship blindly without understanding the conditions of use. This will inevitably step on thunder. For sellers who have doubts, small Compiled and combined with Amazon’s global store opening and industry insiders, the following content is sorted out:
1. Small and medium-sized sellers can use third-party logistics to enter the warehouse without using the whole cabinet.
2. AWD does not apply to products: unclassifiable, heavy and bulky, dangerous goods, temperature control, shelf life of perishable goods, shoes jewelry, multiple ASIN packaging boxes.
3. Sortable inventory with a maximum carton size of 25 x 25 x 36 inches. A single ASIN within a carton cannot be larger than 18.00 inches x 14.00 inches x 8.00 or weigh more than 20.00 lbs. Each case contains a unique SKU, not a mix of SKUs .
4. AWD is not limited by storage capacity or quantity. Automatic replenishment from AWD to FBA is not limited by inventory capacity. After AWD is in stock, the front end will become in stock, and there will be a PO trigger for replenishment.
The majority of Amazon sellers need to pay attention to the latest logistics trends in a timely manner, and then adjust the operation direction according to the actual situation.