There are many sellers who always encounter the situation that the delivery plan is disrupted due to the problem of sub-warehouses when using FBA to deliver goods. How should sellers solve it? What should we pay attention to? Today, let's learn about Amazon split warehouse!
What is an Amazon split?
We know that Amazon has many FBA warehouses in the United States. It is relying on the warehouse resources all over the United States that Amazon can run the current Prime members so smoothly in one day. In order to improve the delivery efficiency of Amazon, the seller's goods may be split into multiple shipments, and each shipment will be sent to a different fulfillment center or receiving center. The main purpose of this operation is to reduce Amazon's later deployment time and delivery. cost, and buyers who additionally purchase the item can receive the item faster. This is the so-called "separation", also known as "distributed inventory allocation".
For example, the seller is creating a shipment – 2000 products are sent to the Amazon FBA warehouse. If they are divided into warehouses, 1000 products may be divided into the California warehouse and another 1000 products are divided into the Massachusetts warehouse. In this case, a shipment If there are two delivery addresses, the first journey will be sent to Amazon's warehouse in two batches, which will increase the logistics cost.
What are the reasons for Amazon to split warehouses?
Amazon will reasonably allocate goods according to the type of goods and the different purchasing tendencies of buyers in each region. According to the special circumstances of different regions, Amazon may divide the goods into warehouses, which can not only expand the sales area but also protect the interests of buyers. .
For example, the summer in a certain area is relatively dry, and other areas have more rain, and if the product sold by the seller is an umbrella, Amazon will divide the warehouse according to the demand for umbrellas by consumers in each state.
Number of SKUs
Binning is prone to occur when the number of shipments per SKU in the shipment is inconsistent with the number of items in each shipping box.
Amazon will divide the warehouse according to the size of the product package. Generally, the goods of standard size will be allocated to the US West warehouse, and the large-sized goods will be allocated to the US East warehouse. The greater the difference in product size, the easier it is to separate warehouses.
Amazon will allocate products to the most suitable warehouses according to the facility conditions, humidity and other factors of each FBA warehouse, so as to achieve reasonable utilization of storage and prevent full or vacant situations.
How to avoid being split by Amazon?
>> Use the new Send to Amazon shipping plan
From September 1st, Amazon officially deactivated the existing "Send/Replenishment" process and enabled a new process "Send to Amazon". Sellers can choose not to separate warehouses when creating FBA shipments in the new version of the background , which greatly helps sellers save money. transportation cost.
In addition, the new “Send to Amazon” brings the following new features to sellers:
①Create a reusable original packaging template, which can be used directly in subsequent shipments/replenishments, saving time when creating shipments;
② After all the processes are completed, the shipment number is officially created, and the FBA warehouse of the transportation destination is automatically assigned;
③ If the seller makes an error in the quantity when packing the product, it can be corrected before completing the creation. If the quantity is not large, most sellers will send it directly to the FBA warehouse and correct the quantity when listing;
In short, sellers can continue to try the above methods according to their actual situation and choose the most suitable solution for themselves.