On 4.28 , colleagues in the overseas business department received a notice that Amazon's warehouse in the United States was closed due to depletion, and the delivery of trucks was suspended. The Amazon warehouses that have been closed due to explosion are XBH4 , XBH5 , LTN1 , and LTN7 . These four warehouses cannot accept truck delivery, and can only convert the customer's original card delivery to express delivery.
The explosion of Amazon's warehouse will cause delays in the arrival of goods in the warehouse. If the goods cannot be put into the warehouse in time, the seller's inventory may face great problems. On the one hand, out of stock will affect the seller's back-end performance, and on the other hand, it will affect the turnover of the seller's capital chain.
Amazon's warehouse explosion problem often occurs, generally this situation usually occurs in some popular warehouses, such as FTW1 , ONT8 in the United States, ERO5 in Germany, etc. Most of the popular warehouses in the United States are concentrated in the western region of the United States, because domestic goods sent to the United States by sea are generally unloaded at the two major ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in the western United States. Cross-border sellers are also more willing to send goods to ports in the United States and West America, because the voyage distance is relatively close to other regions, so the freight on the first journey is convenient and much cheaper.
However, this has also led to many sellers choosing to send their goods to warehouses in the west of the United States, while the warehouses in the United States and China, which are far away, are relatively unpopular. However, no matter how unpopular the warehouse encounters the problem of the surge of goods, there is no way to solve it.
Amazon warehouses may experience a sharp increase in incoming goods within a certain period of time. For example, special holidays such as Black Friday and Christmas in the United States, or promotions carried out by the Amazon platform, such as Amazon Prime Day, etc. These festivals and activities will cause a sharp increase in goods.
After the shipment is delivered to the Amazon warehouse, the operation center personnel will sort and pack the goods in the shipment, measure the weight, place them in the corresponding location of the warehouse, and finally scan the SKU of the goods to update the seller's product inventory, so this requires a certain cost. is time. Under the influence of the epidemic, warehouses are understaffed, and the efficiency of goods warehousing will also decline. If the accumulation of goods cannot be handled, the phenomenon of warehouse explosion will naturally occur.
How to avoid the FBA warehouse bursting and affecting the goods on the shelves, here are some suggestions of my own.
1. Budget for the delay time of the shelves, so that the goods are shipped in advance, so that even if the actual goods are delayed, the inventory loss to the seller will be minimized.
2. During some special festivals or Amazon events, sellers can choose to send the goods to less popular warehouses such as the United States. Generally speaking, the warehousing efficiency of these warehouses is a little faster than the warehouses in West America. However, in order not to delay the arrival of the goods, the cost of final delivery may also increase accordingly.
3. Finally, sellers who have the ability to own their own overseas warehouses can transport the goods to the overseas warehouses in advance for storage. After the FBA warehouse resumes the shelf speed, they can then transfer from their overseas warehouses to the Amazon warehouses.