For the first flight of air freight, the goods are transported by air to their destination. It should be noted that during air transport, ordinary airports in mainland China will prohibit the loading of goods with batteries, but magnetic goods can be carried, and magnetic inspection reports must be made at the airport.
There are air, sea, express, special lines, etc. for the first journey. The special line is one of the more popular ways in the FBA first journey. The Amazon FBA special line refers to the air freight of goods to the airport. The destination port freight forwarding agent
helps with customs clearance and delivery. Shipping and customs clearance delivery in several designated countries/regions.
The process of special line can be roughly divided into the first air freight, destination customs clearance and destination delivery.
Process 1: The first flight of air freight, the goods are transported by air to the destination. It should be noted that during air transport, the general airport in the mainland will prohibit the loading of goods with batteries, but magnetic goods can be carried, and magnetic inspection reports must be made at the airport. . Therefore, products with batteries are generally exported from Hong Kong airlines. The timeliness of air transport has a lot to do with the choice of direct flight or transhipment. The timeliness stability of direct flight is higher than that of diverted aircraft. Especially during the peak season in the second half of the year, the timeliness of diverted flights will drop sharply.
Process 2: Destination customs clearance. Take the United States as an example. In the United States, customs clearance requires a customs clearance company
and an importer with a trading company as the carrier to clear the goods. The customs clearance process takes about 1-2 working days, and occasionally special inspections may be encountered. Such as checking whether the goods have infringement, whether there are corresponding qualification certificates, such as FCC certification, FDA certification, etc. Whether there is a mark of origin, for example, some time ago, the US Customs has vigorously inspected the mark of origin, requiring that goods arriving in the United States must be labeled with a Chinese-made label. When the goods are cleared, the normal destination transshipment is next.
Process 3: Destination transfer. After arriving in a certain country, the destination delivery is generally divided into truck delivery and local express delivery companies such as FEDEX/UPS. The advantages of truck delivery are: the average cost is low, the load is large, but there are also shortcomings: you need to make an appointment with the Amazon warehouse before delivery, the delivery time is slow, and the POD sign and return receipt is very slow. The advantages of express delivery are: no appointment (provided that such express company is an officially recognized express company by Amazon), relatively fast timeliness, and the disadvantage is that the price is relatively high.