This is a step by step guide in requesting an international freight quote to send a shipment directly to the Flexport fulfillment network.
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
Select Multi-channel fulfillment by Flexport to send your shipment into the Flexport fulfillment network and fulfill customer orders for all of your major sales channels like Shopify, Amazon, Walmart, and Target all from one place.
Step 6: 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 7: 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 8: Provide DG information & pick up date (CRD)
Step 9: 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 10: Select additional services
Add Flexport cargo insurance, purchase a customs bond, and apply for supply chain financing.
Step 11: 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 12: Book the shipment!