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Using the new Manage Inventory

View inventory

The Manage Inventory page provides you with tools for searching, viewing, and updating your product and inventory listing information.

To view your inventory, go to the Inventory tab and select Manage Inventory.

To better help you distinguish your inventory at a glance, we display extra information in the Product Name field for some categories

Set your preferences

To customise your page view, click Preferences at the top of the Manage Inventory page. You can personalise your page view in the following ways:

Active or All listings:

Choose whether to show active listings by default or all listings.

Edit button placement:

Show the edit button on the left or right side of the page.

Low Price Comparison:

See Match Low Price for more information about this feature.

Show # results per page:

Select from the drop-down menu how many results you want to see on each page in Manage Inventory.

Show shipping charges in price columns:

Available only if you have selected Item/Weight-Based shipping model on the Shipping Settings page. Check this box if you want the lowest shipping charges to be displayed in the Your Price and Low Price columns. When checked, Match Low Price uses total price (item price + shipping) in the Low Price column for comparison. When unchecked, matching is based on item price only.

Initially sort by:

Select your default sort order from the drop-down menu.

Column Display:

Select which columns to show or hide. Columns with “(Recommended)” specified are the defaults. The values you select here are used together with search filters to customise the listing table’s column display.

Sorting Inventory

To sort your inventory, click any of the highlighted column headers.

To filter your inventory, use the options in the left-hand pane under Show My Inventory.

All My Inventory:

All listings, regardless of status.

Active:

All open listings.

Inactive:

All listings that are either out of stock, set to "inactive," have a quantity of zero, closed due to a pending order, closed at your request, or blocked by Amazon.

Creating a listing

Use the Add a Product feature to create a new listing by matching to an existing product detail page in the Amazon catalogue. You can also create a new detail page for a product that does not yet exist in the catalogue and then create a listing for that product. For more information, see Add one product at a time.

After you create a listing, use Manage Inventory to make changes to listing or product data.

Note: The product information you provide in your listing may differ from what you see on the Amazon product detail page. For listings with more than one seller, the information on the product detail page may reflect contributions from multiple sellers.

Copying a listing

The Copy Listing feature allows you to create a new product detail page using information from an existing listing.

For example, you may have three versions of a batting trainer set for young children. Each version has a different product identifier (UPC, EAN or JAN),different theme and UPC, but otherwise shares manufacturer, primary product description, and target audience (as shown in the table below). This function allows you to create a detail page for one of the products versions, then use the Copy Listing feature to quickly create pages for the other two versions.You can create a product page for one version of the play set, and then use the "Copy Listing" feature to quickly create new pages for the other two.

Item 1 Item 2 Item 3
Title Triple Hit Baseball Better Batter Baseball ESPN I Can Play Baseball
Manufacturer Fisher-Price Fisher-Price Fisher-Price
Brand Fisher-Price Fisher-Price Fisher-Price
General Description Baseball batting trainer. Baseball batting trainer. Baseball batting trainer.
Audience Children Children Children
Item Description Hit from tee or pop-up pitch, blue plastic Mechanical arm, height adjustable, sound-effects, red and black plastic Two learning modes, includes stationary and bounce-back tee.

To copy a listing:

  1. On the Manage Inventory page, locate the product that you want to copy.
  2. For the product you want to copy, select Copy Listing from the drop-down menu. The template will be populated with the product attributes from the original listing except for its SKU and product identifier.
  3. Enter the unique SKU, product identifier, and any other attributes specific to the listing you are creating.
  4. Select the Apply EAN or UPC Exemption check box.
  5. Click Save and finish.

Editing a listing

In most cases, changes you make to product information appear on Amazon within 5 minutes. However, some updates can take up to 6 hours. Product descriptions longer than 500 characters are generally updated after 8 a.m. IST the following day. Images may take up to 24 hours to appear on a product detail page.

To edit details for an existing listing:


  1. On the Inventory menu, select Manage Inventory.
  2. Select the Active status filter above the product list.
  3. Find the listing you want to edit, and select Edit from the drop-down menu for that listing.
  4. Click the links at the top of the page to add, edit, or change the listing's content. You can also type price and quantity updates in the text boxes in the Price and Quantity columns.
  5. Click Save and finish.

To edit price and quantity information, follow these steps:


  1. On the Manage Inventory page, select Active from the Listing Status drop-down menu.
  2. Find the listing you want to edit.
  3. In the Price and Quantity columns, type your updates in the text boxes.
  4. Click Save.

Manage pricing

The Manage Pricing view allows you to update prices on any active listings, either one by one or in batches. It includes columns most commonly used for making price updates, but you can change the columns you want to see by clicking Preferences.

To update an item price:


  1. Locate the SKU you want to update on the Manage Pricing page.
  2. Click Match Low Price on the far right. The item price in the Low Price + Shipping column will automatically update so that it matches the low price.
  3. Click Save to save your new price.

If you have listings that are deactivated because of potential pricing errors, then you can confirm and update your prices by clicking Price Alerts and entering maximum and minimum bounds for each deactivated listing.

Setting Minimum and Maximum Price Limits

You can add minimum and maximum price columns to your Manage Pricing or Manage Inventory view. To set the limits follow the below steps:

  1. Click Preferences, located at the upper right corner of the page.
  2. Check the options Your Minimum Price and/or Your Maximum Price and click Save Changes.

These columns will now appear in the Manage Pricing view and you can enter values in any cell and click Save.

Setting your price

The following column in Manage Inventory applies to pricing:

Price:

The item price. "Shipping" is the lowest shipping charge available for a product, based on your shipping settings.

  • When you sort by this column, the shipping charge is not taken into account.
  • The shipping charge is displayed in Price for active listings only.
Note: You can also use Automate Pricing to automatically price your products at competitive prices. Automate Pricing increases the chances of winning the Buy Box by allowing you to automatically price based on sales performance or by matching/beating competitive offerings from other sellers.

Adding images

You can provide one main image and up to eight supplemental images for each listing. To learn about using product images in your listings, see Preparing Product Images.

To upload product images, follow these steps:

  1. On the Manage Inventory page, find the listing for which you want to add an image.
  2. For the product you want to edit, select Manage product images from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Add Images.
  4. In an image slot, click the Browse File button. You can select an empty slot or replace an existing image.

    A file upload window will open.

  5. Select an image to upload, and click Open. The image file name will appear in the lower left corner of the image slot.
  6. Click Upload image(s) to upload your selected images.

You can repeat steps 4 and 5 as many times as there are image slots before clicking Upload image(s) (step 6). Images may take up to 24 hours to appear on a product detail page.

Closing a listing

You may close a listing at any time, up until the time it is purchased. This action does not remove the record from your inventory. The SKU and all listing information for the item are retained. Additionally, a listing can be re-listed (or reactivated) at any time. There is no fee associated with closing a listing.

To close a listing:

  1. On the Manage Inventory page, select Active from the Listing Status drop-down menu.
  2. Find the listing you want to close, and select Close listing from the drop-down menu.

Your listing should appear as Inactive within 24 hours.

Note: This will automatically close your listing, without confirmation.

  1. On the Manage Inventory page, select the Inactive status filter above the product list.
  2. Find the listing you want to relist, and select Relist from the drop-down menu.

Deleting a product

When you delete a listing, the SKU and all sales history and product information are permanently removed from your seller account. Therefore, you should delete a SKU and its listing information only if you are never going to sell that product in the future.

Note: After you delete a SKU from your inventory, it may take up to 24 hours before that SKU is available for reuse.

To delete listings, follow these steps:

Blocked listings

Listings may be blocked by Amazon for a number of reasons, including for prohibited, restricted or recalled products.

A blocked listing has one of the following indicators in the far left column:

  • Red icon: Product cannot be relisted
  • Yellow icon: Product can be relisted

Click the link next to the icon to learn more and to correct any problems with the listing.


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