Updated: Dec 11, 2019
As it can’t be understated, one of the keys to success as an overseas vendor is making sure you never run out of inventory in the markets you service. Meeting product demand consistently is too important to rely on shipping connections alone. Instead, consider the many benefits of storing and managing inventory in the US.
1) Take the Worry Out of Trans-Oceanic Shipping Delays
It’s essential that overseas e-commerce vendors keep product in stock at all times – especially during the busy holiday season. But delays are an inevitable part of shipping goods overseas. And Asia-US container carrier schedule reliability hit a new low earlier this year.
Instead of spending time putting out logistical fires, why not get proactive about your supply and demand problems? One practical solution is to manage your inventory with the help of a US-based drop-shipping and warehousing service geared specifically toward online sellers.
As a third-party logistics (3PL) specialist, AMFLAT offers a wide range of services that ensure overseas vendors always have stock available to fulfill their:
Wholesale (B2B) orders,
Website (B2C) orders, and
Orders for Walmart or other e-commerce platforms and sales channels
Storing more product locally does away with the stress of worrying about whether your latest container shipment is going to arrive when it should. And unlike Amazon FBA warehouses, AMFLAT offers competitive storage rates that don’t fluctuate over the course of the year.
2) Manage Your Supply Obligations
One of the best things about working with a dedicated e-commerce logistics company is how easy we make it to manage your inventory.
AMFLAT gives you real-time insight into stock levels and activity through our online 3PL web portal. We also go out of our way to safeguard your stored goods with insurance designed to protect against any damage.
Need help selling to other vendors? Repackaging is just one of the special projects AMFLAT can handle on your behalf. As needed, we’ll:
Change out your product packaging,
Label or relabel your goods, and
Provide all your packaging materials
Helping you take care of your inventory, meet your retail and wholesale commitments, and maintain your profitability as an e-commerce vendor is what sets 3PL specialists like AMFLAT apart.
3) Work With Experts Who Know Online Selling
AMFLAT can’t sell your goods for you, but we CAN help you keep product in stock and make your job as an overseas vendor easier. We’re 8-figure Amazon sellers ourselves. So we’re intimately familiar with what FBA and FBM vendors need from a warehousing, storage, drop-shipment, and fulfillment service.
And we don’t just know Amazon. We also have experience selling through such popular sales channels as:
Wayfair, Walmart, eBay, and Overstock
Hayneedle, Houzz, Etsy, and Shopify
Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohls, and Rue La La
Touch of Modern, and Uncommon Goods
Not only are we knowledgeable enough to ensure orders always get shipped according to sales platform specifications, AMFLAT’s broad scope of e-commerce experience can help overseas customers like you maximize your sales.