This e-commerce storage guide provides a comprehensive read on all topics related to storage of products in your supply chain. Well established Amazon Sellers optimize their supply chain. That means avoiding storage charges where possible. Not leaving money on the table. Making sure goods do not languish in one spot for too long. Time spent in storage, is money out of your pocket. This guide explores three stages of storage in your supply chain – Freight forwarding Storage, 3PL Storage, and FBA Storage.
E-Commerce Storage – Stage One
Where is Cargo Stored in Your Supply Chain?
This part of FbaZoom’s storage guide reveals the areas where freight forwarders charge storage fees. There a several pockets in the supply chain where your products can avoid storage-related fees.
This part of the guide examines the movement of products from Origin Port to Destination Port. Importantly, it reveals how products are stowed away along the way. Look at the different touch points below for specifics:
E-Commerce Storage – Stage Two
What are 3PL Storage Services?
How Long can I store goods at a 3PL?
Your shipment is going to Amazon FBA and has to be put into storage because of an extended delay in pickup by an Amazon-partnered carrier
You are opting to put your shipment into e-commerce storage before shipping it to Amazon FBA
Yes, your goods can be stored at a warehouse if you don’t want all of your shipment to be immediately delivered to an Amazon fulfillment center. Storage is charged per pallet, per week.
E-Commerce Storage – Stage Three
The Complete Guide to FBA Storage
Amazon’s fulfillment centers offer the final destination for supply chain storage. In fact, they actively charge for storage on all FBA inventory. Often, they charge the highest rates in the industry. So it’s worth noting, how to decrease these charges. Don’t worry, we cover this.
Amazon charges storage fees through Seller Central. However, Amazon values all products differently when charging storage. For example, dangerous goods receive a higher storage rate. Similarly, products stored for more than 365 days incur higher ‘long term’ storage rates. Alternatively, oversized products take more cubic space. Therefore, they incur higher storage fees too. Lastly, Amazon adjusts its storage rates based on seasonality. This guide examines the exact rates inside.
In sum, this part of the e-commerce storage guide examines Amazon’s storage fees, FBA inventory limits, and everything else related to storing products at Amazon. Here are the touchpoints that this FBA storage guide covers:
Inventory Performance Index
How To Increase FBA Storage Limit?