This is a step by step guide in requesting an international freight quote to send a shipment directly to your own or 3rd party warehouse.
Step 1: Click on 'Inbounds' in your Flexport Portal account
Step 2: Click the 'Create Inbound' button
Step 3: Select 'International Origin' button
Step 4: Enter pick up location
Note: Select a full address if you want Flexport to pick up the goods from your manufacturer's warehouse. Select a port if your manufacturer will be handling the delivery to the origin port.
Step 5: Select fulfillment method
Choose between Flexport fulfillment, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), or send the shipment directly to your own or 3rd party warehouse by clicking “Send directly to any other destination”.
Step 6: Enter destination address
Note: Select a full address if you want Flexport to deliver the shipment to your warehouse. Select a port if you will arrange for your own truck to pick up from the final destination port.
Step 7: Select target delivery date
If your delivery date is flexible, please click the “I’m flexible” button to see all available shipping options with delivery timelines.
Step 8: Provide product information
There are 3 ways to provide product information:
- You can search and add products directly from your integrated e-commerce product catalog
- Upload a sheet with your product information using our template
- You can enter your estimated shipment totals
Step 9: Provide DG information & pick up date (CRD)
Step 10: Review freight service
We’ve recommended a freight service that is optimized for your pick up and target delivery date. You can change the recommended service by clicking “Change service” at the bottom of the section.
Clicking “Change service” will provide you with more shipping options to choose from.
Step 11: Select additional services
Add Flexport cargo insurance, purchase a customs bond, and apply for supply chain financing.
Step 12: Add payment method
A payment method is required to proceed with the booking. Your payment method will not be charged when you book. The payment method will be charged upon US Customs Clearance.
Step 13: Book the shipment!
- International Freight + Fulfillment by Flexport Quoting Guide
- International Freight + Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) Quoting Guide