Stock Transfer Solutions for Global Cross-Border E-Commerce

Jun 15,2024
Industry News
What is inventory transfer? How to achieve efficient logistics through inventory transfer? What are the situations where warehouse relocation and label change are required

Stock Transfer

What is Stock Transfer?

Stock transfer refers to moving inventory between different physical locations by efficiently transferring inventory from one location to another. These locations may be leased warehouses, distribution centers, or fulfillment centers of third-party logistics (3PL) partners like us.

In the world of e-commerce, it is common to spread inventory across multiple distribution centers to expand geographic coverage. Even if you only have two warehouse locations, stock transfers are essential.

5 Steps to Efficient Stock Transfer

Planning Stock Transfers

Analyze and determine when it makes the most sense to transfer inventory. Possible reasons include: low inventory levels in a certain location, expected increase in demand, sales needs in a specific channel, temporary or permanent warehouse closure, etc. We will take the time to carry out inventory planning, determine the items and quantities that need to be transferred, create a transfer schedule, and build a list.

Choose the right type of transfer for different situations. This may include from one warehouse to another, from a supplier to a warehouse, or from a warehouse to a customer. Based on the customer's business needs and market forecasts, we work with the customer to develop a stock transfer plan to determine the best transfer time and transfer volume.

Stock transfer request

Once the plan is finalized, we are responsible for submitting a formal stock transfer request to the relevant warehouse, ensuring that the transfer process meets the customer's requirements and regulations. Use the inventory management system to create a transfer request. This includes details such as source warehouse information, destination warehouse, product SKU, quantity, etc. Working with a 3PL means that we have prepared a smooth transfer request process for you to ensure that your inventory can be transferred safely and efficiently.

Precise execution

Once the transfer request is approved, our warehousing team will act quickly to ensure that the goods are accurately and quickly dispatched from the source warehouse and delivered to the destination via reliable transportation.

Strict reception

At the destination warehouse, our staff will carefully check whether the goods information matches the details on the delivery note. Each item is scanned, a receipt is issued, and it is stored correctly according to your business needs. Ensure that the delivered goods are consistent with the order and the goods are stored in the warehouse in a timely manner.

Tracking and inspection

To ensure the success of the stock transfer, we will conduct strict tracking and inspection to ensure that the goods arrive at the destination accurately and the inventory information is updated in a timely manner. Use advanced inventory management software to track the movement and automate this process to ensure that everything goes smoothly.

How to achieve efficient logistics through inventory transfer?

In the era of e-commerce, market demand changes rapidly, and quick response to market demand is one of the core competitiveness of third-party warehousing and logistics service providers. Through inventory transfer, we can quickly adjust the inventory layout according to changes in market demand, ensure that the goods are always kept in the closest position to consumers, and achieve rapid processing and efficient delivery of orders. At the same time, we also provide real-time inventory information and order tracking services to help customers better grasp market trends and inventory conditions, and realize intelligent and efficient logistics management.

The role of inventory transfer in the fulfillment process

After the order is placed, the ideal situation is to have sufficient inventory at the location closest to the customer to ensure that the order can be shipped in the fastest and most economical way. Our multi-warehouse layout and Warehouse transfer capabilities bring agility to your supply chain, allowing you to expand global markets through multi-channel sales while meeting customer needs for fast and economical transportation. Our services are not limited to Warehouse transfer, but also include real-time inventory management analysis to help you track key inventory indicators, allocate inventory reasonably, and ensure efficient fulfillment and transportation.

This agile approach enables us to utilize the most cost-effective and convenient transportation routes, thereby improving the overall customer experience. Businesses should not rely solely on inventory transfers, but need to have a clear understanding of inventory flows across the network. Our real-time inventory management analysis system can help you track important inventory KPIs and allocate inventory accordingly. Combined with historical order data, we can ensure that there is enough inventory in the right location to meet customer needs, thereby reducing the risk of fulfillment delays and optimizing logistics costs.

Overseas warehouse relocation and relabeling can help sellers clear warehouses, reduce Amazon's overlong inventory fees, and allow backlog products to be sold and generate profits. It is an effective strategy for cross-border sellers to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

What are the situations where warehouse relocation and relabeling are required?

Amazon receives damaged or unscannable product labels and cannot be put on the shelves for sale.

Customers return unwanted but undamaged products, and the products have been unpacked and cannot be put back on the shelves.

Products that miss the warehousing deadline due to uncontrollable delays need to be relabeled before they can be restocked.

Sales restrictions caused by product problems or account associations require relocation and relabeling to continue sales.

Operational steps for warehouse relocation and relabeling

  1. Find a third-party overseas warehouse service provider, confirm the relocation and relabeling costs, and negotiate terms.
  2. Create a product removal order in the Amazon backend and use the overseas warehouse address for shipment.
  3. After the overseas warehouse receives the goods, it provides a new SKU label for relabeling. The warehouse operator repacks the goods according to the instructions and updates the packaging data to the seller.
  4. Recreate the FBA shipment and send it to the Amazon warehouse. Based on the updated packaging data, create a new FBA shipment, generate the outer box label, and arrange to ship it back to Amazon for resale.

Overseas warehouse relocation and label change

Overseas warehouse relocation and relabeling is an effective means for cross-border e-commerce to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Whether it is due to damaged product labels, customer returns, shipping delays or account restrictions, we provide comprehensive warehouse relocation and relabeling services.

Overseas warehouse relocation and relabeling can not only clear up storage capacity and reduce Amazon's overlong inventory fees, but also revitalize backlogged goods and generate more profits.

For various situations encountered by sellers, such as damaged labels, return processing, shipping delays and account restrictions, Chinadivision provides comprehensive overseas warehouse relocation and relabeling services. Through Chinadivision's steps of creating removal orders, changing labels, and recreating FBA shipments, we ensure that your products can be quickly restored to the shelves, reduce operating costs, and improve sales efficiency.

Inventory transfer FAQ

Many companies may encounter some common problems during the inventory transfer process. Here are our detailed answers to these questions:

How to transfer inventory from one warehouse to another?

The transfer of inventory from one warehouse to another is usually considered a B2B order. After working with us, you only need to fill out the necessary documents (such as WRO) and submit a transfer request. Our professional team will be responsible for handling the entire transfer process, including cargo inspection, packaging, transportation, and receiving and warehousing at the destination.

What is the difference between a transfer order and a stock transfer?

A transfer order is a document used to track all stock transfers. It records all the details of the transfer process, such as source warehouse information, destination warehouse, product name, and SKU number. Regularly updating these documents helps simplify warehouse audits and inventory management. Stock transfers are specific physical operations involving the selection, packaging, transportation, and receipt of goods.

As your trusted third-party warehousing and logistics service provider, Chinadivision is committed to helping your company improve supply chain efficiency, reduce operating costs, and enhance market competitiveness through professional inventory transfer services. Choosing Chinadivision's services will make your Warehouse transfer more efficient and safe, ensuring that the goods are delivered to the destination on time.

About the Author: Limi

About the Author: Limi

Limi is a content marketing expert at ChinaDivision, helping businesses and e-commerce sellers navigate the complexities of international shipping by providing actionable tips and comprehensive guides on logistics, shipping, and cargo transportation.