The Restock Inventory dashboard provides fulfilment-centre level in-stock recommendations to make sure that you get an accurate and economic inbound quantity recommendations for your products. The tool helps you to know what, where, when and how much to hold in stock and maintain healthy inventory for on-demand selections.
You can fine tune your restock recommendations by adjusting product-level procurement settings such as frequency of ordering, lead time for procurement from supplier, minimum order quantity, case-pack quantities and so on. You can also use Product Settings feature to bulk configure setting or individually on Product Details page.
Restock Plus recommendations offers you a "pay when you sell" model to maintain 100% instock for your products. By following these recommendations, you will not be charged any storage and removal fees for units that remains unsold. Under Restock Plus, you need to follow restock recommendations to maintain optimal weeks of cover (Restock Plus cover window) to fulfill customer demand and enjoy FBA fee benefits (Storage and Removal) for any unit remaining unsold after cover window. With restock Plus you will be able to (a) maintain almost 100% instock, (b) avoid buying excess inventory, and (c) save on storage/removal fees.
To help you maintain near 100% instock for your products, Amazon has developed a sophisticated optimization model that calculates suggested restock quantity and ship date for your products. These recommendations and related estimates (e.g. estimated days of supply) are based on a variety of factors such as, Regional customer-demand distribution, Current inventory levels (both in stock & in-transit inventory), Inbound lead time for replenishment and your supply side configurations (Such as reorder frequency with supplier, units per carton, minimum order quantity).
For all eligible Restock Plus offers, following are guidelines you need to follow to avail storage and removal fee benefits:
You can navigate to Product Details page for each of your offer to view cover period for each offer.
As part of Restock plus initiative, storage and removal fees benefits will be passed on through monthly Seller Reward Credits. Amazon will waive fees for shipments part of Restock Plus cycles. For easy tracking, you can see storage and removal benefits on Restock Compliance Report at a shipment level.
While majority of your ASINs will be part of restock plus initiative, you can follow suggested actions to enroll more of your listings in Restock Plus. For some ASINs, we will not be able to offer Restock Plus due to less signals for the ASINs.
Optimum weeks of cover helps you avoid out of stock situation and maintain healthy inventory levels. These suggested weeks of cover are calculated based on actual Weeks of cover for the Offer (Seller-ASIN) you maintained in past divided by in-stock percentage for past 12 weeks.
Recommendations provided on restock inventory dashboard are cluster (region) capacity aware, i.e. combined capacity of all the FCs in a region. To prevent shipment appointment issues, both capacity constrained and unconstrained recommendations are shown on restock dashboard to plan your shipments in line with available regional capacity.
Currently, we provide recommendations only on your Amazon-fulfilled (FBA) inventory. For some products where we don’t have sufficient data projections for accurate calculations, our models are not able to predict future demand. However, we are working to generate recommendations for such ASINs and provide you recommendations.
Yes, you can download these recommendations in bulk by clicking the Download recommendations Report button on restock dashboard or Restock Recommendation Report in Reports section. This generates a report with all recommendations having the replenishment date within next 15 days.
We welcome your feedback to help us improve our inventory management tools. If you think there might be an opportunity for improvement, you can provide us your feedback in one of the following ways: