Amazon FBA Freight Forwarding
Did you know… that nearly 45% of the products on Amazon’s marketplace are sold by 3rd party sellers? Amazon’s marketplace allows sellers from around the world to sell branded as well as privately branded products. Selling private labeled products on Amazon is a great way to maximize your profits and limit your competition. The biggest issues that an Amazon private label seller has to deal with are logistics and customs clearance. FBA Express eliminates all of the headaches with our turnkey, door to door Freight Forwarding service. Whether you are shipping air or sea, FBA Express has a solution for you.
Amazon Freight Forwarding
With personalized services, FBA Express can handle your shipment – regardless of size or point of origin. Through our comprehensive logistics services division, we can provide door to door services, from your supplier to our warehouse, for all-cargo flights and ocean freight.
We offer custom clearance at all US ports, with a specialty on New York / New Jersey being our warehouse is located in the Northeast. We specialize in FDA / USDA clearances, processing time-sensitive entries, and ensuring smooth & fast release.
It’s important to get a good start on your shipment. ISF 10+2 must be filed 72 hours prior to vessel departure to avoid possible holds & penalties. We file same-day and keep tabs on your shipment.
FBA Express Forward can help you plan your shipment from door to door using our worldwide partner network. Our capabilities are endless – and we offer competitive rates for FCL, LCL, and Air shipments.
Frequently Asked Questions about Freight Forwarding
What is a Freight Forwarder?
BusinessDictionary.com defines a freight forwarder as:
“A firm specializing in arranging storage and shipping of merchandise on behalf of its shippers. It usually provides a full range of services including: tracking inland transportation, preparation of shipping and export documents, warehousing, booking cargo space, negotiating freight charges, freight consolidation, cargo insurance, and filing of insurance claims. Freight forwarders usually ship under their own bills of lading or air waybills (called house bill of lading or house air waybill) and their agents or associates at the destination (overseas freight forwarders) provide document delivery, deconsolidation, and freight collection services. Also called forwarder.”
What does a Freight Forwarder do?
There is a lot that goes into arranging your international shipping. While the freight forwarder handles the details of your international shipping, it is important to know what a freight forwarder does not do in order to understand what a freight forwarder actually does.
- A freight forwarder does not physically move your freight.
- A freight forwarder acts as an intermediary between a shipper and various transportation services such as ocean freight on, trucking, air freight, and rail freight.
- A freight forwarding service utilizes established relationships with carriers, from air freighters and trucking companies, to rail freighters and ocean liners, in order to negotiate the best possible price to move shippers’ goods along the most economical route by working out various bids and choosing the one that best balances speed, cost, and reliability.
- Freight forwarders handle the considerable logistics of shipping goods from one international destination to another, a task that would otherwise be a formidable burden for their clients.
“To comply with export documentation and shipping requirements, many exporters utilize a freight forwarder to act as their shipping agent. The forwarder advises and assists clients on how to move goods most efficiently from one destination to another. A forwarder’s extensive knowledge of documentation requirements, regulations, transportation costs and banking practices can ease the exporting process for many companies.”
Why should I use a freight forwarder?
A good freight forwarding service can save you untold time and potential headaches while providing reliable transportation of products at competitive rates.
A freight forwarder is an asset to almost any company dealing in international transportation of goods, and is especially helpful when in-house resources are not versed in international shipping procedures.
“Whether the firm is large or small, the weight of the cargo light or heavy, the freight forwarder will take care of cargo from “dock to door” if requested to do so. This can include the correct filing of export documentation, all arrangements with carriers, packing, crating and storage needs. So, the small and medium-size exporter need not deal with many of the details involved with the logistics of exporting their goods. In addition, freight forwarders typically charge modest rates for their services and have access to shipping discounts. Given the years of experience and constant attention to detail provided by the forwarder, it may be a good investment.”