Whether you are the “Rookie” or have many experience of Amazon Seller, use the DDP shipping for your products from China to the Amazon FBA in UK is the most reasonable choice.
Amazon will not be responsible for or collect any duties, taxes or shipping costs associated with FBA inventory. All shipments are required to use Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), or sometimes referred to as “Free Domicile,” shipping terms. Any shipment arriving at an Amazon fulfillment center with collect charges, including any duties, taxes or shipping costs, will be refused without further concession.
What do you need to tell the DDP shipping company?
- Basic information such as the name, use, raw materials, quantity, etc. of the goods
- Delivery information such as your Amazon FBA address, your contact info
- The additional service you need the DDP shipping company do, such as Consolidate Shipments, Distribution Shipment, Add FNSKU Labeling, File inserts, Items Bundling, etc.
Then the DDP shipping company will give you the quotation base the info you told.
What’s the delivery time for shipping from China to Amazon FBA in UK?
The delivery time is about about 7-12 days for air freight or 25–30 days for sea freight.
What’s the rest step?
If you accept the quotation, you need to ask your goods manufactures in China to send the goods to the DDP shipping company warehouse. And the company will check your cargo and finish the addition services as you asked, then will send you the final invoice file.
The Amount in the final invoice file might have some difference with the quotation file, since the weight and package dimensions data your supplier tells you may different from the data the shipping company weighed before leaving the warehouse. At the same time, due to the time difference between the initial quotation and the shipment day, the unit price might be difference too.
The shipping company will send out your goods and the waybill number when you finish the payment.
The waybill number could not be used to check the status before the goods arrive UK, when the goods is in UK, you can use the waybill number to check the status then.
The DDP shipping is a very safe and reliable mode of transport, you just need wait for the goods to be delivered to the amazon FBA warehouse directly. Then you can save a lot of time and focus on your products development and business development.