Amazon closed its warehouse in overseas epidemic situation, the logistics is not good, Yiwu cross-border e-commerce press the pause button

Amazon closed its warehouse in overseas epidemic situation, the logistics is not good, Yiwu cross-border e-commerce press the pause button

Amazon closed its warehouse in overseas epidemic situation, the logistics is not good, Yiwu cross-border e-commerce press the pause button
Chinese suppliers in the European and American online retail markets are realizing the impact of overseas epidemics.On March 17th, Chinese sellers received an email notification from Amazon that “FBA non-essential merchandise stopped storage.”The email stated that in order to alleviate the surplus of necessities, medical supplies and other items, from March 17 to April 5, the FBA warehouse at Amazon’s European and American sites (reporter’s note: Amazon’s warehouse provided to sellers) gave priority to receiving necessities and medical careSupplies, non-essentials or medical supplies cannot currently be sent to FBA warehouses.According to a study released by Marketplace Pulse in June 2019, 40% of Amazon’s best-selling products come from China. This Amazon post on the warehouse email caused a stir in the WeChat group of Chinese sellers.”This Amazon rule means that non-essential necessities or anti-epidemic materials will not be sold by sellers, which means that we have been temporarily pressed on the retail channel in Amazon in Europe and America.”Sun Yong (pseudonym) is a member of the Yiwu Cross-border E-Commerce Association and the head of a cross-border e-commerce company in Yiwu.His company mainly sells apparel, hats, shoes and other daily necessities to the European and American markets through Amazon, eBay and the company’s website, with an annual turnover of about 500 million.Among them, Amazon’s sales volume surrounded 60% of the company’s orders.Before the Amazon retail channel was suspended, Yiwu’s cross-border e-commerce, including Sun Yong, had been swimming in the logistics system.At the time of the spread of the domestic epidemic, Europe and the United States reduced or suspended routes to and from China.With the accelerated epidemic in many countries around the world, many countries and some cities have adopted sealed cities and even banned foreigners from entering the country, and flights from China, Europe and the United States have repeatedly decreased.According to the forthcoming news from the Civil Aviation Administration of China, from March 29, each domestic airline can only keep 1 flight to any country, and each route can not operate more than 1 flight per week; each foreign airline operatesThe highest airline can only keep one, and the weekly operating frequency should not exceed one.”After the pause button was clicked on Amazon ‘s sales channel, European and American customers even placed the following orders on eBay and our own website, but most of the flights from China to Europe and America are now grounded. There are still two flights in the first day, graduallyReduced to only one shift a day, and then may only send one shift a week.”Sun Yong said that European and American customers generally require Chinese packages to arrive within 15 hours, fewer replacement flights, packages cannot be delivered on time, and a large number of orders are cancelled.”Some parcels can even be sent out, and logistics costs have risen a lot. The parcels sold are losing money.”The problem that still appears is that our parcels have reached Europe and the United States, and no one has delivered them there.”Sun Yong checks the company’s sales performance report every day,” the sales data is going down every day, and the order volume drops by 50% to 60%.”In Yiwu, there are not a few cross-border e-commerce companies that are facing the same breakthrough as Sun Yong.As a “world supermarket”, relying on the famous Yiwu Small Commodity City, Yiwu has trade relations with more than 200 countries and regions around the world.Extremely, the Yiwu Municipal Government has vigorously promoted the development of cross-border e-commerce.At the end of 2018, Yiwu’s foreign trade online merchant accounts exceeded 140,000, and the density of foreign trade online merchants ranked second in the country, with more than 8 million parcels sent from Yiwu to all parts of the world every day.In January 2019, Yiwu officially opened the comprehensive construction of a cross-border e-commerce comprehensive trial area, and the city achieved a total of 2768 e-commerce transactions that year.9.2 billion yuan.Among them, the cross-border e-commerce transaction volume was 753.9.8 billion, an annual increase of 15.16%.”The European and American markets are an important market for cross-border e-commerce in Yiwu. Many cross-border e-commerce in Yiwu are facing the same situation as our company.It is estimated that more than 80% of Yiwu ‘s cross-border e-commerce can only keep a small number of orders, and the order volume will drop by 2/3, which will be difficult in the next few months.”Sun Yong said.According to the data of the Yiwu Municipal Government in 2018, according to the transaction volume, the Yiwu e-commerce industry provided 90,000 direct jobs and generated more than 180,000 indirect jobs.Affected by the decrease in international orders, some cross-border e-commerce companies in Yiwu began to implement a rotation system.”The employees of our company basically take three days off and four days off, or say one day off.Mr. Xu, the owner of a cross-border e-commerce enterprise in Yiwu said.Sauna, Ye Wang Hou Runfang Editor Yue Caizhou Proofreading Chen Diyan