There is no doubt that the 21st century is the era of shopping online, thus for online merchants, sourcing, warehousing, shipping, and other extended services become the hottest issues. Faced with these important but trivial things, the smartest option is outsourcing all these order fulfillment services above. And as China plays a much more important role as a recognized major exporter than ever, choosing a right order fulfillment agent from China appears to be wise.
But here comes the question, although every company claims to be the best one, which is truly trustworthy still remains unknown. Below is the comparison between Amazon and its alternative, ChinaDivision, so as to find out the better option.
Claimed to be a world-class customer fulfillment service provider, Amazon developed a system called FBA, which helps both Amazon and non-Amazon sellers. However, when it refers to offering the order fulfillment service from China, the famous one doesn’t always turn to be the right one.
- Much Lower Pricing
For merchants outsourcing order fulfillment from China, the reason why they are eating this attractive piece of cake is that they see lower cost and higher profit in it, and there is no exaggeration to say, this is all merchants’ goals. In this sense, the top fatal disadvantage of FBA is their sky high costs. Amazon order fulfillment fees depend on product type, the dimension and weight of the item and the channel the item gets sold on. And the truth is, tens of thousands of Amazon users complain about FBA charges. When you sign up with a FBA account, Amazon charges initial setup fee, while another order fulfillment service provider similar to Amazon, ChinaDivision, does not. Furthermore, Amazon order fulfillment fees include fulfillment fees, monthly storage fees and inventory placement service. And fulfillment fee can be again divided into order handling, pick & pack and weight handling. Better yet, if your products doesn’t sell that well, you’ll have your inventory stored in Amazon’s warehouse, which means in the long run you have to pay a substantial extra price.
On the contrary, as a China-based company and Amazon’s competitor, ChinaDivision allows you to benefit from much lower costs, compared to Amazon. So ChinaDivision doesn’t charge you the so-called initial setup fee, as mentioned above, pack fee or inventory placement fee as Amazon does charge. And the great news is that they openly offer clients with free storage service within 30 days, which is even negotiable.
Amazon Order Fulfillment VS ChinaDivison Order Fulfillment：
|Initial setup fee||√||×|
|Fulfillment fee||Including order handling, pick & pack and weight handling)||No pack fee.|
|Monthly storage fee||√||Free for goods under 10 CBM within 30 days|
|Inventory placement fee||√||×|
（Amazon Order Fulfillment Charges VS ChinaDivision Order Fulfillment Charges）
- Better Extended Services
Surprisingly, ChinaDivision also defeats Amazon in other aspects. As a one-stop China based platform, ChinaDivision focuses on helping clients streamline order fulfillment from China and it offers well-coordinated services from sourcing, warehousing, pick&pack, shipping to handling returns. Both Amazon and ChinaDivision serve as customer order fulfillment agents, the former appears to be less caring. Take warehousing for example, Amazon has established quite strict requirements for items to be stored, including packaging and time of arrival. In the case that requirements are not met, Amazon would reject the product without paying for the transportation both ways. Conversely, Amazon’s competitor, ChinaDivision, serves in a distinctly different manner. If there’s any discrepancies, ChinaDivision would get contact with clients directly and promptly, till the problem get resolved.
For order fulfillment services, first comes the order. So if unfortunately, your products don’t sell like hot cakes or even worse, your account gets killed, Amazon would again hit you for it costs much whether you choose to have items sent back or disposed of. And assume that you are cautious enough and just store a small quantity of products in Amazon warehouse, another problem could occur if your products sell well. Because it’s highly possible that you might drop in ranking due to stockout, since it consumes too much time in shipping to Amazon. And once it happens, it’s very hard to get the golden age back. In this view, ChinaDivision displays strong advantages over Amazon. Similar to but not exactly the same as Amazon, ChinaDivision has established a hub facility in Shenzhen, so it’s extremely convenient for it to source and replenish goods, thereby saving your time and money.
ChinaDivision aims at developing along with clients’ business, hence it processes returns efficiently and is committed to reducing chargeback rate by double quality-check before shipping.
Compared order fulfillment services by Amazon with that by Amazon alternative, ChinaDivision, conclusion can be drawn that for merchants who’s planning to outsource order fulfillment from China, ChinaDivision should be a better option since it stands for less cost and better service.