Take a look! Starting from March 1, Amazon’s new storage capacity policy will be officially implemented.

Release time:2024-02-23 17:58

Good news also comes one after another in the new year. The "unlimited warehouse allocation" that troubles sellers can be solved through official channels.

In the past, sellers always thought about how to close the warehouses. Now you can choose not to separate the warehouses but you have to pay the allocation fees yourself. Are you willing?

The FBA inbound placement service  fee will be implemented on March 1

The service fee for FBA inbound placement is mentioned for the first time in history.

AmazonIt was explained that the inbound placement service fee reflects Amazons cost of moving the sellers inventory to a fulfillment center closer to consumers, which can also reduce Amazonslogistics(FBA)Shipping fees.

Earlier, in order to save money, sellers first leg Due to the high cost, the US West warehouse has become a popular warehouse and has been frequently liquidated, which has also caused Amazon to spend a lot of time in balancing warehouses. Amazon recommends that sellers follow the system's warehousing location and warehousing quantity recommendations. If the seller cannot fully comply with the system's recommendations for warehousing, when the seller's inventory is not sufficient, or the warehousing location cannot meet Amazon's distribution requirements, Amazon is willing to stock the seller's inventory. Carry out allocation processing, but you have to pay the inbound placement service fee.

First, select your preferred inbound configuration option (premium or discounted service) during shipment creation.

Premium service

Sellers can choose to ship inventory to a receiving center or fulfillment center, and Amazon will then distribute the inventory across Amazon's fulfillment network on the seller's behalf. Sellers need to pay a certain fee, which may vary depending on the distance of the storage location. For example, shipping to the western part of the country will cost more than shipping to other parts of the country.

Discount service

Sellers can ship their inventory to multiple warehousing locations at low or no cost. Discounts also depend on factors such as shipment quantity and warehousing location.

Second, when you create a shipping plan, you will see the estimated costs for each available shipping configuration option.

The average charge for standard size items is $0.27 per item

The average charge for large items is $1.58 per item

Amazon will let sellers choose whether to send shipments to a single location or multiple locations, with fees reduced or even waived depending on the seller's choice. This fee will be charged 45 days after receipt of the goods.

In short, the inbound placement service fee means that if you do not divide the warehouse, Amazon charges; if you choose to divide the warehouse, Amazon does not charge.

Amazon's three new fees for inventory management are far beyond the inbound placement service service fee, as well as warehousing defect fees and Low-inventory-level fee.

When your product does not meet Amazon's shipping requirements or differs from your inventory and shipping schedule, Amazon may charge an inbound defect fee to cover the additional costs of re-shipping the product and receiving and processing the shipment.

Inbound defect fees may be incurred in the following situations:

Shipment delivered to wrong location

The shipment was sent to a different fulfillment center than the one listed in the shipping plan.

Deleted and discarded shipments

Domestic shipments are not delivered within 45 days of shipment creation;

International shipments are not delivered within 75 days of shipment creation;

In a multiple-destination shipping plan, additional shipments do not arrive within 30 days of the first shipment.

The low-volume inventory fee is charged for standard-size products and is applicable to products whose inventory has been maintained at a low level compared to their sales for a long time.

Too low inventory levels will hinder the flow of goods through Amazon's logistics distribution network, affect delivery speed, and increase delivery costs. Sellers can avoid paying this fee as long as they maintain inventory for more than four weeks based on product sales.

Low-inventory-level fee will be waived if you:

For new professional sales accounts, this fee is waived for 365 days after the first batch of inventory is received;

For new parent ASINs, this fee will be waived within 180 days after the first batch of inventory is received. Sellers need to join the Amazon Logistics New Product Arrival Discount Program to enjoy this benefit;

This fee is waived for products that use Amazon's automatic replenishment.

In 2024, I hope everyone will have healthy inventory.