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How Chinese New Year Will Impact Your Business in 2018

What is Chinese New Year? Chinese New Year (CNY) is one of the most important holidays in China. The annual national holiday allows residents of China to take at least a week-long break. The dates vary each year based on the lunar calendar, and normally falls somewhere between January and February. This year it falls on February 15 to 21, 2018. (more…)

Now Offering: Third-Party Order Fulfillment Services

You've asked and we've delivered. FBAforward is now offering order fulfillment services for new and existing clients. We have developed a state of the art system to handle fulfillment across several different platforms to adapt to your diverse business needs. We’ve harnessed powerful technology to ensure your inventory is tracked and your shipments are fulfilled accurately and efficiently. We are extremely knowledgeable in warehouse, inventory, and shipping solutions to give you peace of mind when scaling your business. (more…)

Amazon’s Free Removal Special and What It Means for You

Amazon is getting prepared for the holidays in a big way. Yesterday, Amazon notified sellers that they will offer completely free removal of any of your products for a limited time. Amazon frequently offers free removal from their warehouse throughout the year, although the “free” offer comes with some costly consequences for some customers. (more…)

Stocking Up for Q4: FBA Holiday Storage

Have you considered storing your inventory with a third-party warehouse? Fourth quarter is the busiest time of the year for Amazon sellers. Last year, overall Amazon sales increased by 22% during the fourth quarter. There are several important events during the fourth quarter that increase sales: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, and the New Year. Expect the higher demand of goods to lead to an increase in shipments to the U.S.  In turn, this can lead to higher shipping [...]

Source Products from Across Asia – New Shipping Locations Added

China has been the mecca of affordable goods to manufacture and export to the United States for some time now. However, countries beyond China are becoming attractive spots for new opportunities in production and trade. We are continuing to expand our partnerships across the globe to cater to clients who are looking at sourcing in various countries beyond China. (more…)

Product Sourcing and the “Next Big Thing”

Every entrepreneur has, in one point in their life, wondered if their idea was worth pursuing. The act of creating, running, and maintaining a business is a long journey -- A journey that no doubt has its positives, but will also be full of time, effort, exhaustion, hardship, and in some cases even grief. Before you decide to take the big leap with your idea, it would be beneficial to see if people would even want it in the [...]

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FBAforward Attends the Sellers’ Conference, March 2017

The Spring "The Sellers Conference," formerly known as Sellers Conference for Online Entrepreneurs (or SCOE), this year is taking place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the dates of March 7th- March 10th. This biannual conference is distinguished as the oldest conference for online sellers. The conference is designed to help online sellers learn and adapt to the newest trends occurring in the online world. The conference will show online sellers different opportunities that they can use to grow their own online [...]

Amazon shuts out new FBA sellers

Amazon Q4 Policy Update – FBA Shuts Out New Sellers

Amazon announced this week that they are closing the FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) program to new sellers until after December 19.  To qualify for Amazon's FBA program during the 2016 Q4 season, it seems that customers needed to have submitted an inbound FBA shipment prior to October 10.  With the changes they have made in the past few months, this policy update makes sense for Amazon.  They are quickly running out of space in their fulfillment centers, and need to [...]

Hanjin Shipping Bankrupt - Photo Courtesy of: Frans Berkelaar

Hanjin Shipping Declares Bankruptcy

Last week Hanjin Shipping Line, the 7th largest container shipper in the world, declared bankruptcy.  This news shocked the entire logistics industry, and has caused some major disruptions to all parts of the supply chain.  While the future is uncertain for Hanjin’s proceedings, here are some common questions and answers we have as of now: (more…)

FBAforward Blog - Canton Fair, China Import and Export Fair in Guangzhou China (Credit: tarotastic)

Prepare for the Canton Fair

If you are planning on attending the Canton Fair, it is a good idea to strategize well in advance. Traveling to mainland China requires patience and a lot of planning. One thing you can’t do is wing it. The best way to take on the Canton Fair is to know what is needed and book everything as far beforehand as possible. If you don’t know what the Canton Fair is or are unsure of whether you should go, check out [...]

The Canton Fair

What is the Canton Fair? The Canton Fair, or the China Import and Export Fair, is one of the world’s largest trade shows and serves as a venue where businesses can directly find and meet with prospective suppliers for their products. When the Canton Fair comes to Guangzhou, China twice every year, hotel prices rise, the streets are more crowded, and some of China’s leading manufacturers come to town. (more…)