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:
- Supplier sends shipment to PrepInChina warehouse (3-5 days).
- Prep in China inspect boxes and request approval on items (3-5 Days).
- Prep in China loads container with other orders then do customs(boat shipments)(2-4 days).
- Prep in China drives order to the shipping port (boat shipments) (1-2 days).
- Port prepares to put container on the boat (1-4 days).
- Boat leaves on designated days, which can result in waiting delays caused by customs check, port congestion, bad weather... etc. (2-5 days).
- Boat travels to USA and off loads at port (fast boat) (11 days).
- Items clear customs, de-group ( 1-7 days).
- Local carrier picks up items and takes them to Amazon locations (2-5 days).
- Amazon receives the items and scans them in ( 3-14 days).
- Listings become Active (1 day).
- You can finally sell the item online !
Total time not including production: 30-63 days!