Shipping from China to Amazon FBA is a very common and profitable Amazon business strategy.

After you order the product from China supplier, you will search on the internet about how to ship your product from China to Amazon FBA. there are around 20+ long articles about this topic, they will introduce you more than 10+ options of shipping way. but Really, It is a complex process and sometime you will be confused about which way to choose.

 

This article will give you a simple and easy to know which shipping way for you it is better, how are the shipping cost and their shipping time.

Easy view below table

Shipping Cost from China to US

Shipping Cost from China to US

 

1.         Ship by express

Shipping from China to US by express

Shipping from China to US by express

If your goods are below 100kg or 0.5cbm (0.5 cube meter), you require the goods to arrive FBA warehouse to be fast, then ship by express like DHL, FEDEX, UPS, TNT is the best option.

Usually, DHL, FEDEX, UPS, TNT price is $6-$7 per kg, and people can use this number for roughly calculating the express fee for sending FBA inventory to Amazon from China. This information will be very helpful for importers to decide if a product is worthy and profitable to import. The price is always changing during a year, and there are also prices for low and high seasons.

Each express offer 2-3 level of price with a different delivery time

Like Fedex

office  $5.7-5.8 / kg, and delivery in 3days

And then offer $5.8-5.9 /kg and delivery in 7days.

 

 

 

Feature: very fast, and express company all is a big company, almost no risk. But the price is a little high.

Delivery time: 3days, 5days, 7days

 

2.    shipping by air + delivery with local express (ANE)

Shipping from China to US by air and express

Shipping from China to US by air and express

if your goods are about 100kg-400kg, then you still need the goods to arrive amazon warehouse faster, then you can use shipping by air + delivery with local express

the forwarder will take over the goods from your supplier warehouse, then arrange air shipment to your airport, then they do the customs clearance and take the goods to express company, then arrange it delivered directly to your Amazon FBA warehouse.

please know, here you just need to ask one forwarder to do both services (1.ship by air + 2. Local express like FedEx). They will hand all and quote you a fixed rate, most important, this rate is including import tax.

You do not need to pay any extra.

Rate:

US west :$4.5-5 /kg

US east :  $4.7-5.2/kg

 

Future: rate cheaper than express, overall, still fast, duty tax included

Delivery time: 10days

 

3.    shipping by sea + delivery with local express (SNE)

Shipping from China to US by sea and express

Shipping from China to US by sea and express

if your goods are about 400kg -2000kg(2cbm-10cbm), and the delivery time your ask is not so urgent, then shipping by sea + delivery with local express is a good way to go. This is the most popular shipping way for Amazon seller to use.

the forwarder will take over the goods from your supplier warehouse, then arrange sea shipment to your country seaport, then they do the customs clearance and take the goods to express company, then arrange it delivered directly to your Amazon FBA warehouse.

 

please know, here you just need to ask one forwarder to do both services (1.ship by sea+ 2. Local express like FedEx). They will hand all and quote you a fixed rate, most important, this rate is including import tax.

You do not need to pay any extra.

 

Rate:

US west :$1.4- 1.55/ kg

US east  :  $1.7-1.85/ kg

 

Future: receiver no urgent with the shipping time, competitive price, duty tax included

Delivery time: 20-25days after vessel leave China port

 

 

4.    shipping by sea + delivery with the local truck (SNT)

Shipping from China to US by sea and express

Shipping from China to US by sea and express

if your goods are about 400kg -2000kg(2cbm-10cbm), and then you do not care about the shipping time, just want the very low price. Then, try shipping by sea + delivery with the local trucks.

 

the forwarder will take over the goods from your supplier warehouse, then arrange sea shipment to your country seaport, then they do the customs clearance and reload the goods to a local touch, then arrange it delivered directly to your Amazon FBA warehouse.

In this way, they charge per CBM, but the rate is no include import duty tax. The receiver needs to pay duty tax when the goods arrive seaport to do custom clearance.

This shipping way have some discount rate for some specified amazon warehouse like US Amazon Warehouse ONT8/6/9, the discounted rate could be $80/ CBM

Rate:

US west :$138- 170/CBM

US east  :  $194- 230/CBM

 

Future: lowest price, longest delivery time compared to another shipping way.

Delivery time: 25-45 days after vessel leave China port

 

 

5.    shipping full container by sea + delivery with the local truck (FSNT)

Shipping from China to US full container by sea and express

Shipping from China to US full container by sea and express

this shipping is good for Amazon sellers who have 2000kg -4000kg (10+cbm) goods need to ship to US Amazon FBA.

the forwarder will rent a full container to load all your goods from China supplier, then ship to your country seaport and do the customs clearance for a full container, then ask a local big truck to deliver this full container to Amazon FBA warehouse.

In this way, full container just loaded with your goods only, the whole process, goods do not need to transfer loading, so it protects your goods package very well.

 

Rate:

US west : $3464/ 20ft container, $3998/ 40ft container

 

Future: low price, longest delivery time compared to another shipping way. full container renting.

Delivery time: 25-45days after vessel leave China port