How many days from you products leave a factory in China to you can sell it on US Amazon FBA? If you ship by fast boat(Matson CLX).

Here is the total time line if you use a prep service provider like PrepInChina, and choose their fast boat shipping service:

  1. Supplier sends shipment to PrepInChina warehouse (3-5 days).
  2. Prep in China inspect boxes and request approval on items (3-5 Days).
  3. Prep in China loads container with other orders then do customs(boat shipments)(2-4 days).
  4. Prep in China drives order to the shipping port (boat shipments) (1-2 days).
  5. Port prepares to put container on the boat (1-4 days).
  6. Boat leaves on designated days, which can result in waiting delays caused by customs check, port congestion, bad weather... etc. (2-5 days).
  7. Boat travels to USA and off loads at port (fast boat) (11 days).
  8. Items clear customs, de-group ( 1-7 days).
  9. Local carrier picks up items and takes them to Amazon locations (2-5 days).
  10. Amazon receives the items and scans them in ( 3-14 days).
  11. Listings become Active (1 day).
  12. You can finally sell the item online !

Total time not including production:  30-63 days!