Westbound has become more and more involved with Amazon retailers over several years and as such are able to offer a direct factory to Amazon Hub/Distribution centres service, across Europe and North America.

We found ourselves being approached by new Importers to answer questions on how importing works in general, and specifically for Amazon FBA retailers. We do not expect everyone to use us, although we are here to help with the entire package as a Logistics provider, we are also happy to offer guidance and opinions on how to avoid some pitfalls and “no-go areas”. We are here to help, and this page is dedicated to storing commonly asked questions from Amazon-specific related importers.

Westbound Logistics can help you with many services including the following flagships:

  • China to UK Weekly Seafreight LCL
  • China to Los Angeles Weekly Seafreight LCL
  • Essex, UK 3PL – Fulfilment for drip-feeding FBA and direct web sales.
  • Los Angeles, USA 3PL – Fulfilment for drip-feeding FBA and direct web sales.
  • Global Airfreight and FCL (Full Container Loads).

Control your own Shipments, but beware…..

As our previous advice given, it’s 100% best to buy FOB terms from your suppliers…

Compete better, by shipping smarter!

Your freight forwarder should be working with you, to learn your business.

Should I Register for VAT?

This is such a common question from all start up businesses, especially those…

What is Hazmat / Hazardous Material?

What is it, and why should I be concerned? Hazmat is Hazardous Material which can…

The Complete Package of Advice

Although we are just part of the important supply chain, ‘The Logistics part”, we…

Do I Need an Import License?

These days, when importing to the UK, most origin countries such as China do not…

Why do I need a Freight Forwarder?

NO! It's a complete waste of time in our opinion. Unless of course you're a big fan…

Can I have a price for China’s Train Service to UK?

NO! It's a complete waste of time in our opinion. Unless of course you're a big fan…

My Supplier Shipped it Cheaper!

There are too many importers that get caught out with possibly the biggest 'con' in…

The Common Misunderstanding of Shipment Terms

If I ship DDP, it'll cost me less than FOB because I don't pay shipping or Import…

Canadian Fulfilment – Delays in UPS Collections

We are currently experiencing delays in UPS collections in the Vancouver area for…

European Commission Sees No Reason To Investigate Carriers

A lot of new importers get caught out with this one, and so we've tried to keep…

How do I get my stock from China?

A lot of new importers get caught out with this one, and so we've tried to keep…

Inco-Terms Explained

A lot of new importers get caught out with this one, and so we've tried to keep…

When Amazon Started in 1999

Something we take for granted in the Forwarding world is not having to explain who…

What Shipping Terms are Best!? It’s Confusing!

A lot of new importers get caught out with this one, and so we've tried to keep…

Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

It's a re-occurring topic which comes back on almost every online FBA Sellers group…

Driver/Forwarder Responsibilities

Something we take for granted in the Forwarding world is not having to explain who…