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CNBC Quotes Steven Pope on Inventory Management Woes #128

December 08, 2020 Steven Pope Season 2 Episode 28
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CNBC Quotes Steven Pope on Inventory Management Woes #128
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My Amazon Guy
CNBC Quotes Steven Pope on Inventory Management Woes #128
Dec 08, 2020 Season 2 Episode 28
Steven Pope

Article link. Great article by Annie Palmer who writes for CNBC on all things marketplaces and Amazon: Amazon sellers worry they can’t meet holiday demand as company limits warehouse space.

Steven Pope, who sells wine glasses on Amazon, expressed frustration over how the company determined the quantity limits. Pope and other sellers who spoke to CNBC said Amazon calculates how many units they can send in by looking at the last 90 days of sales for a particular product. For new products, it’s even more strict, since there’s a “hard cap” of 200 units, Pope said.

Pope said one of the top wine glasses sold by his business, Momstir, is now very close to stocking out, at a time when he typically sees a 400% spike in sales between Black Friday and Christmas. It means he’ll likely lose out on a significant chunk of holiday sales this year.

“I was projecting I was going to probably do half a million just in December and now, realistically, I’m going to tap out at $310,000,” Pope said. “It’s depressing.”

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Article link. Great article by Annie Palmer who writes for CNBC on all things marketplaces and Amazon: Amazon sellers worry they can’t meet holiday demand as company limits warehouse space.

Steven Pope, who sells wine glasses on Amazon, expressed frustration over how the company determined the quantity limits. Pope and other sellers who spoke to CNBC said Amazon calculates how many units they can send in by looking at the last 90 days of sales for a particular product. For new products, it’s even more strict, since there’s a “hard cap” of 200 units, Pope said.

Pope said one of the top wine glasses sold by his business, Momstir, is now very close to stocking out, at a time when he typically sees a 400% spike in sales between Black Friday and Christmas. It means he’ll likely lose out on a significant chunk of holiday sales this year.

“I was projecting I was going to probably do half a million just in December and now, realistically, I’m going to tap out at $310,000,” Pope said. “It’s depressing.”

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