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Inventory Storage Limit

To better manage fulfilment centre storage space, we establish inventory storage limit for all sellers using FBA.

An Inventory Storage Limit is the amount of inventory units that may be stored/inbounded within an Amazon fulfilment centre (FC) by FBA sellers. Sellers must keep their FBA inventory level at or below their Inventory Storage Limit.

The Inventory Storage Limit of all sellers are subject to change on every first day of a month. The calculation considers factors such as the sales history of the seller in the page and the space availability in the FC.

Any Inventory Storage Limit exceptions for specific FCs granted to sellers by filling the Inventory Storage Form (Refer Exceeding your limit section) will be valid up the next revision of the inventory storage limit, i.e. the first day of the next month.

Tip: If you are not subject to a storage limit, the storage monitor will not be displayed.

Your overall storage limits across all Amazon fulfilment centres

Your Amazon fulfilment centre level storage limits

Storage Monitor report

Your storage limit is the total amount of inventory you may store in Amazon fulfilment centres. Storage limits are automatically evaluated every month based on various factors related to space availability at the fulfilment centres and your sales history, then accordingly adjusted.

The Inventory Storage Monitor will show your Current Inventory level and your inventory storage limit assigned for the fulfilment centre. This can viewed at Inventory Space Allocation. In determining your Current Inventory level, the monitor takes into account the following:

Current Inventory in the Amazon fulfilment centre

+Shipments that have been created but have not yet arrived at the FC

- Any processed Removal Orders from the FC

= Current Inventory level

The green, yellow and red indicators also alert you to how close you are to your limit:

Green Your inventory level is at less than 75% of your limit.
Yellow Your inventory level is between 75% and 90% of your limit.
Red Your inventory level is at more than 90% of your limit.

The inventory storage monitor will be displayed separately for Standard-Size and Oversize inventory units. Inventory levels are tracked separately for these types of inventory and sellers may be given an inventory storage limit for either or both of these types of inventory. The Inventory Storage Monitor will only be displayed for the type of inventory for which you have been given an inventory storage limit. If you have been given an inventory storage limit for just one type of inventory, the Inventory Storage Monitor will appear for just that type.

You can view storage limits assigned to you in various eligible fulfilment centres by clicking on the View Storage Report link. This link is present on the storage monitors displayed at the bottom of the page when creating an inbound shipment. View capacity limits carefully before planning the shipment, as the system does not allow you to create shipments of more than the available capacity limits assigned to you for the specific fulfilment centre.

Exceeding your limit

When your Current Inventory level reaches your inventory storage limit, you cannot create a new inbound shipment to an Amazon fulfilment centre until you:

  • Sell some of your Current Inventory
  • Request to have some of your inventory returned to you by creating a Removal Order

To request an increase to your storage limit, fill the Inventory Storage Form.

Note: Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis and are influenced by factors such as inventory turnover rates and the type of inventory you currently maintain.

ASIN Inventory Storage Limit

In a pursuit to enable sellers manage their Inventory Storage more effectively, all FBA sellers are subjected to ASIN Inventory Storage Limits. If an FBA seller holds over-stocked inventory in a space-constrained Fulfilment Centre, then the seller is subjected to these limits.

Over-stocked Inventory is the Inventory which is beyond the 12 weeks of average sales run rate. For example, an ASIN sells 100 units every week, 12 weeks of average sales run rate is 1200. If ASIN inventory is more than 1200 units, it is referred as the over-stocked ASIN. If this ASIN is present in a space constrained Fulfilment Centre, then it is subjected to a Storage Limit.

The Storage Limit is calculated on basis of the past sales run rate. It is updated every week on basis of the space utilisation in the Fulfilment Centre and the most recent sales run rate. All the ASINs that are 90 days or older in the Fulfilment Centre are only considered for this calculation.

Exceeding the ASIN Inventory Storage Limit

If the inventory on the ASIN is more than the Inventory Storage Limit, then you will not be able to inbound that particular ASIN to any Fulfilment Centre. In order to inbound you will have to:


  1. Sell some of your Current Inventory faster
  2. Request to have some of your inventory returned to you by creating a Removal Order

To request an exception to inbound this ASIN, fill the ASIN Inventory Storage Form.

Note:

Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis and are influenced by factors such as space availability and Inventory Storage Limits in the Fulfilment Centre to which inbound is created.

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