No matter what delivery method Amazon sellers choose, they need to first send the goods to the customer's location through the first journey. Then the cost of first-way transportation is also a problem that most sellers are more concerned about. Next, I will introduce it to you.
1. Air freight line
This method is to transport the products to the designated countries or regions through the logistics company, and then use the cargo plane or the passenger plane that can carry cargo; the aging time is relatively fast, and for small products, the cost performance is relatively high.
The air freight line is generally calculated according to the actual weight and volume weight of the product, which is cheaper than international express. For example, the actual weight is generally calculated by kg; there are two formulas for calculating the volume weight freight:
Dimensional Weight (KG) = Cargo Volume (CBM) / 0.006
Volume weight (KG) = length (CM) X width (CM) X height (CM) / 6000
2. Shipping line
It is transported by cargo ship, which has two modes of bulk cargo and FCL transportation. It has a large carrying capacity and the lowest cost, but the transportation time is relatively long, which is very suitable for large cargo transportation.
Sea freight is the cheapest one for the first journey, and the cost is generally charged according to the actual weight or volume, whichever is higher. The charging standards for different flights are also different, and the actual charging standards shall prevail.
Ocean freight = freight price × freight ton = basic freight rate × (1 + the sum of surcharges) × freight volume.
3. There are mainly DHL, UPS, TNT, FedEx and EMS. The transportation time is fast, but the cost is also the highest.
International express is generally calculated in units of 0.5kg, and the first weight + additional weight will be charged; if it is a product exceeding 21kg, it will be charged per 1kg regardless of the first weight and the extended weight.
General billing formula: freight = first weight + (total weight KG × 2-1 first weight) × continued weight.
Taobo Supply Chain focuses on cross-border e-commerce services, and can provide FBA air and sea services, which can be handed over to Taobo Supply Chain for processing, or only Taobo's Qingpai channel can be used. Direct delivery can be adopted, and overseas warehouse transfers can also be sent on behalf of one piece. Air dispatch is charged by kilogram, sea card dispatch is charged by the square, and sea express is charged by kilogram. It can be the whole container, bulk cargo, can only book the space or take the cabinet. Overseas warehouses can be used for transit labeling and delivery. The terminal account can be used alone. Small pieces, medium and large pieces can be operated.
The first-way transportation fee formula is for reference only, and the specific fees are still subject to the company. For small products, if the timeliness requirements are not so high, then you can choose the air freight line, and the cost is relatively cheaper; for large goods, it is best to choose sea freight, which is the cheapest. Sellers can choose the appropriate logistics according to their actual card rate, but it is recommended to make arrangements at least one month in advance to avoid affecting the transportation.