Tough New Requirements For Amazon Sfp Merchants

Requirements For Amazon Sfp Merchants With more than 100 million active users, Amazon Prime is an attractive option for online sellers. In 2016, it got even more attractive when Amazon rolled out its Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP), a program that allows merchants to sell their goods under the Amazon Prime badge. The seller then fulfilled those orders themselves, or through third-party logistics providers. The eligibility requirements are pretty stringent, but SFP has been a game-changer. However, now the game’s about to change again as Amazon even more stringent requirements that will make it even harder for merchants to maintain eligibility …

Critical Cutoffs, And How To Avoid Missing Them

How To Avoid Missing Them Critical Cutoffs, No freight forwarder, logistics professional, or shipper ever wants to hear the words “we missed the cut.” But many providers have learned the hard way that ocean freight is time-critical, and there are certain “cutoffs” that shippers must be aware of. Missing the cut result in serious delays and significant costs. Delays of at least a week are common, and in some cases can be much longer if compounded by weather delays, port congestion, and in today’s world, the unforeseen effects of Covid-19. And that’s just for container cargo. If you’re shipping Break …

FCL and LCL Difference between

What’s The Better Choice Products shipped via ocean freight make the journey inside those familiar steel shipping containers. But before the journey begins, the shipper faces an important question: FCL or LCL?  FCL stands for full container load, and as the name suggests, it refers to a shipment that occupies the entire space of a container without having to share it with other merchandise. LCL stands for less than container load. Sometimes referred to as groupage, LCL refers to shipments that take up only part of a container, which means your merchandise is shipped alongside merchandise from other shippers in …

What is a freight broker and what do they do?

What’s A Freight Broker? Companies that want to get their products to market often seek help from third-party logistics (3PL) providers to get the job done. Freight brokers are a popular choice. A freight broker is a person or company that connects a shipper who has goods to move and a motor carrier who can move them. Brokers help carriers fill their trucks, a service for which they earn commissions. And they help shippers get their products to the marketplace by putting them in touch with reliable carriers. As a matter of fact, it’s not unusual for a company to …