There are many reasons not to ship directly from your supplier to Amazon. Most importantly, you want to make sure you received what you ordered from your supplier. General freight forwarders have no idea of the complexity of Amazon requirements as to packaging, number of items in each box, splitting shipments of multiple items, etc. Any mistakes made along your entire supply line can be very expensive if, for example, your shipment arrives at Amazon with incorrect or missing labelling, or if your boxes contain too many items. This results in delays getting your goods received into inventory – and therefore sellable – and adds costs to you for Amazon to remedy the problem.
Summary: Murphy’s Law* applies: *“A supposed law of nature, expressed in various humorous popular sayings, to the effect that anything that can go wrong will go wrong.”
(YOUR NAME or COMPANY NAME HERE)
C/O ZEBRAPALS, INC
1323 Truman St
San Fernando CA 91340
Ph 213 944 0991
****You must include your name on the shipping address to us otherwise we will not be able to quickly identify your goods and match it against the work order you send to us***
An EIN (Employer Identification Number) is a US Tax ID. If you are a US Resident you can use your Social Security number or company Tax ID if you have one. If you are an overseas seller, to import goods into the US, your freight forwarder will ask you for an EIN for clearing your goods through US Customs.
If you use our EIN then we are the “importer of record” and the legal owner of the goods. We would also be assuming liability for these goods which includes Federal tax issues. Having your own EIN ensures no one but you can claim ownership of your goods.
Simply instruct your freight forwarder to send your goods to our shipping address above. Make sure your name is on the Bill of Lading and that the shipping cartons are also identified with your name or company name. Send us a Work Order with all the details so we can properly receive the shipment and complete the services you have requested. We will forward all of the shipment or part of it it to Amazon according to the instructions on your Work Order.
Once your goods are received & processed, we will send you box dimensions, weights, and units per box so you can enter these into Amazon seller central (Manage FBA Inventory section) and generate shipping labels and send them to us as .pdf files. We will then print & apply them to the boxes and get them shipped out right away.
If you have not done this before the following video will step you through the process for single box shipments:
Amazon bills you for this shipping service and depending on where the shipments are being sent, you will be charged from 40c-80c per lb by Amazon which is very reasonable and the best domestic freight price around anywhere.
This other video shows you how to do LTL (pallet shipments):
Note: the exact syntax*, which Amazon systems will accept as a “ship from” address when you are shipping goods out to Amazon from us, is:
1323 Truman St, San Fernando
California 91340 USA
*Syntax: (computer definition) The grammatical rules and structural patterns governing the ordered use of appropriate words and symbols for issuing commands, writing code, etc., in a particular software application or programming language.
Yes, we can. We have a partnership with an international freight forwarder in Los Angeles who can get your goods shipped from anywhere in China or Asia and cleared through their in-house customs agent. They will then arrange for local delivery to our warehouse for inspection and/or forwarding directly to Amazon. The freight forwarders Customer Service contact details are RTW Logistics Inc – Allan Cobar – Business Cell +1 (562 379 1718) Office +1 844 307 1907 email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.rtwlogistics.net. You can contact them directly for freight quotes.
We will email you a QuickBooks invoice when the shipment has been processed according to your work order and ready to go out the door. This QuickBooks invoice has a built-in option to pay by credit or debit card and will accept overseas cards. (Click on the green “pay now” button at the top of the electronic version of your invoice) Bank details are available upon request for wire transfers if needed.
For very large volume (multiple containers per year) we offer discounts on box forwarding and other services. Please call us for details. We regularly advertise other occasional discounts to customers on our mailing list which you can join here.
We will bill you at the end of every month for the number of days your inventory has been with us at the rate of $1.25 per stackable pallet per day.
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