Amazon Global Logistics Freight (AGL) is a cross-border logistics and shipping service built into one of the world's largest and most profitable global e-commerce platforms. This global shipping option connects Amazon Marketplace Sellers, Amazon Business Sellers, Amazon customers, and Fulfilled by Amazon FBA services to global shipping options.
Amazon provides global ocean and air freight services to help sellers ship products and cargo to distributed fulfillment centers worldwide.
They provide logistics support via ocean and air to help top Amazon sellers to reach wider customer bases and generate more e-commerce revenue.
Many Amazon sellers who have seen their revenue increase with international sales could not sell products to customers in supported countries without the help and support of Amazon Freight services.
The combined efforts of Amazon Global Logistics Freight and FBA services make it possible for sellers to ship their products worldwide with the support of one of the largest and most efficient logistics giants we've ever seen.
When Amazon sellers reach global customers, they often have to rely on third-party fulfillment centers to pack, ship, and track their international packages.
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) offers cross-border logistics services to Amazon sellers with international customers and global shipping needs.
Customers using Amazon's worldwide logistics services can manage their shipments from start to finish in the Amazon Seller portal. The Amazon Seller portal gives sellers the opportunity to take care of the following cross-border shipping-related tasks.
Amazon Global Logistics Freight offers cross-border logistics services for Amazon sellers in several countries.
New users of Amazon Global Logistics may qualify for up to an eight percent discount during their first 60 days of onboarding.
Amazon Global Logistics offers the following freight services for international package delivery.
Standard Ocean Freight Services - Amazon ships Full Container Loads (FCL) for Amazon sellers at a discounted rate using ocean-faring vessels and boats. This is the slowest international logistics option offered by Amazon.
Fast Ocean Freight - This expedited transit service ships Full Container Loads (FCL) and Less than a Container Loads (LCL) using fast ocean-based shipping.
Air Freight - Amazon's air freight services operate between the mainland of Hong Kong and China. They also service The United States, The European Union, and Japan.
Amazon Air Freight is the fastest cross-border logistics option for point-to-point international delivery. They include value-added services from point-of-origin to local FBA fulfillment centers at the product's final destination.
Full-service freight solutions for global Amazon sellers include the following value-added services.
Local pickup services - Pickup services are available for shippers sending packages to fulfill customer orders placed from abroad.
Palletization - Amazon associates strategically place goods on pallets that forklift drivers and Amazon associates transport across distribution warehouses. Built-in palletization services make it easy to fulfill orders and provide global shipping support for Amazon fulfillment centers at distributed locations.
Labeling, Customs, and Insurance - sellers don't have to worry about adding labels or postage to international packaging. The Amazon Global Freight team handles labeling and cargo insurance services. They even provide customs clearance support for sellers at the point of origin and at the package destination.
One of the primary benefits of using Amazon's cross-border logistic services is that sellers can see a noticeable increase in revenue by selling marketplace products to international e-commerce buyers.
Amazon sellers who use their global freight solutions for shipping products internationally gain access to a strategically distributed network of fulfillment facilities that deliver products to customers around the globe.
Sellers can reduce their costs for inventory transportation when they join Amazon's global logistics network, which can deliver products to customers in as little as one day.
Amazon offers discounted rates for shippers to join their worldwide shipping program. AGL users can book and track shipments online any time of the day or night by logging in to their Seller Central accounts.
How to Set Up An Amazon Global Logistics Freight Shipping Account
Setting up your freight shipping account with Amazon is easy! Amazon sellers using their proprietary selling software on Seller Central and third-party sellers using Vendor Central can log in to the platform.
Once sellers log in to their seller account and connect it to FBA services, they can choose Amazon Global Logistics Freight shipping options as an add-on service.
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