Gone are the days when you can sell what you have, and now Amazon is fighting fiercely on the track. Some Chinese sellers are spiraling at low prices, and their profits are thinned or even non-existent. They have become philanthropists in seconds.
Amazon officially announced the price increase!
In less than a week, Amazon officially updated two announcements in a row. The general idea is: We understand the difficulties of sellers, but sellers also need to understand us. We have to raise prices. Amazon's official operating costs are reduced, and the sellers will be reduced back and so on.
The specific announcement content is as follows:
On April 14, Amazon announced that starting April 28, it will add a 5% fuel and inflation surcharge on top of the current Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) per-unit delivery fee.
On April 19, Amazon issued an announcement that the FBA Small and Light program will increase the price threshold for eligible items from $8 to $10.
These announcements have a direct impact on sellers' profit margins. In addition, the increase in advertising costs, the complex international situation and the increase in the cost of the global supply chain, etc., have had a profound impact on the seller's operating strategy and operating rhythm.
How do sellers cope with the complex and changing business environment?
Under the circumstance that everything is expensive, if you can spend less or even no money, if you maintain a certain amount of sales, then the seller will make money, so you must find a way to save costs by controlling costs. The saving here is not a reduction. The quality of the product can start from the cost of cross-border logistics.
Whether it’s air or sea freight, it’s skyrocketed since the epidemic! The current global port congestion has eased, and the freight rate has dropped from last year’s peak period. If you can optimize the logistics plan, you can save costs. ,gain profit. In today's Amazon, refined operations are king!
How to formulate a reasonable logistics plan to save costs?
It is a very cost-effective way to pair a clipper with a regular boat. The biggest advantage of the general ship is that the price is cheap. When some products do not have such high requirements on the timeliness, choosing the general ship can save a lot of cost. At present, the price of ordinary ships is about one-third of the price of clippers. However, the time limit of clippers is about one-half of that of ordinary ships. Therefore, when stocking goods, the reasonable combination of clippers and ordinary ships can greatly To a certain extent, it saves logistics costs and is very cost-effective. This is also a cost-saving way that many experienced sellers choose when making stocking plans.
It is also very important to choose a reliable logistics company, and the operation of the tail haul is also a very important factor affecting the timeliness.
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