My Amazon Guy

Reserved Inventory Counts Against Shipment Limitations, so Does Inbound #126

December 06, 2020 Steven Pope Season 2 Episode 26
My Amazon Guy
Reserved Inventory Counts Against Shipment Limitations, so Does Inbound #126
Show Notes

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IPI storage-limit update to come in mid-December

This Prime Day, small- and medium-size businesses saw record-breaking sales: more than $3.5 billion across 19 countries, nearly 60% more than last year. For the holiday shopping season, we are hiring over 145,000 seasonal employees worldwide to pick, pack, and ship your products. By January, our fulfillment center storage capacity will have increased by nearly 50 million cubic feet globally for standard-size items.

In addition to these network improvements, we will continue managing inventory performance to ensure that all products have space available for the holidays. ASIN-quantity limits remain in effect, and we will continue to evaluate our capacity and make adjustments to allow for more of your products when possible.

While our immediate focus is to help you have a successful Black Friday and Cyber Monday, some of you have asked about Inventory Performance Index (IPI) volume-based storage limits. We continue to review customer demand and our supply chain in light of COVID-19, and we will update you with further guidance in mid-December.

 FBA inventory storag limits
Note: Effective August 16, 2020, the IPI threshold for storage limits is 500 (previously 400).

To better manage fulfillment center storage space, so that products are received and shipped to buyers more quickly, inventory storage limits can be applied. Storage limits are based on volume (measured in cubic feet) and are set for each storage type. Your current and potential storage limits and usage are shown when you expand Storage Volume, which you can view in your Inventory performance dashboard and Shipping Queue
Storage limits criteria

Individual selling accounts have a set storage limit of 10 cubic feet; this value does not change. Individual selling accounts are not subject to storage limit increases.

Professional selling accounts may or may not have storage limits, depending on the following criteria:

    Sellers who maintain an Inventory Performance Index (IPI) of the required threshold or above on either of two score checkpoints will not be subject to storage volume limits for standard-size, oversize, clothing, and footwear items. (See the checkpoints in the storage limits schedule below.)
    New sellers that have been active for less than 26 weeks, or sellers without enough sales data to generate an IPI score during both of the two score check weeks, will not receive storage limits.

Professional accounts that do have storage limits will still have a minimum of 25 cubic feet for standard, over-size, clothing, or footwear inventory.

Professional account holders can track their Inventory Performance Index in the Inventory performance dashboard and learn about IPI on the IPI Help page. The dashboard provides a hub for optimizing your FBA business, including customized recommendations to grow your sales and reduce costs. Your IPI score is updated weekly based on your ongoing inventory management.

Storage limits are calculated using several factors including:

    Your sales volume (including your sales' seasonality periods)
    Your historical IPI scores
    Available fulfillment center capacity

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