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Manage Inventory Health overview

This page can help you optimise your inventory within your storage or restock limits, reduce costs, and improve your Manage Inventory Health gives you the ability to maintain optimum inventory levels by helping you manage your excess and aged inventory in one place. Using a variety of metrics. it helps you make informed decisions and provides recommended actions to help you make most profit while disposing excess and aged inventory. This page can help you optimise your inventory within your storage or restock limits, reduce costs, and improve your Inventory Performance Index (IPI) score.

Important: The recommendations provided on the Manage Inventory Health page are intended to provide you with general and indicative information to help you manage your inventory levels. These recommendations are provided as a guide only and should not be used as a substitute for your own judgement about demand for your products. Many factors may influence demand for your products, including price fluctuations, consumer demand shifts, and changes in competing offers. Recommendations are not a guarantee of future results and you remain responsible for independently determining your prices and inventory levels. The Manage Inventory Health page gives you information about the age of your units in FBA that is, how long your units have been in the Amazon fulfilment centres. This page shows you the following information:
  • The number of units in each age grouping
  • The number of units that would be subject to the long-term storage fee (LTSF), if applicable, on the next charge date
  • The estimated long-term storage fee amount for those units, assuming no further sales

This page also shows your recent sales performance for each SKU and identifies opportunities for you to help increase traffic or sales conversion to help sell through your aged inventory.

Page features

The Manage Inventory Health page offers many features to help you make the informed decisions about your excess and aged inventory.

  • Customise your metrics : Click Table preferences on the top right of the page among metrics across sales, fees, pricing, and excess and aged inventory, and to view units that are in working, shipped, or receiving status. These metrics are designed to help you make better-informed decisions about your inventory.
    • Learn about the metrics: Hover over the "i" icon for each metric to learn the definition and other important information.
    • Sort the data: Metrics that can be sorted in ascending or descending order appear in bold. Click the metric name to sort the column.
  • Filter for inventory similarities: Choose among multiple filters to group products with similar inventory characteristics, including inventory age, storage type, and product condition. These filters can make it easier to assess recommendations and take the action that you see as the most appropriate for your products.
    • Sort by inventory age: Choose an inventory age range from the Sort inventory age drop-down menu in the filter bar. Then click the up or down arrow in the Inventory age column.
  • View up to 250 ASINs per page: Spend less time clicking through multiple pages to review your products’ inventory health by changing your default product quantity per page. Use the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page to choose the number of products that you want to see.
  • Search for similar products to evaluate inventory performance: Use the Search feature to find items that have similar product characteristics, for example, "blue" or "12-pack." You can then sort, filter, and act on these items.

Frequently asked questions

What units are shown in the Inventory age column view?

The Inventory age column includes available plus reserved units minus units that are pending removal . These are shown for any product that has at least one unit available for sale through Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA).

How is inventory age determined?

Inventory age is based on the number of days that a unit has been in the fulfilment centre. FBA accounts for inventory on a first-in, first-out basis across our entire fulfilment network. This means that each sale or removal will be applied to the inventory that has been in our fulfilment network the longest, regardless of which physical unit was actually shipped or removed.

What is the estimated long-term storage fee?

If the long-term storage fee is applicable to the Amazon store in which you sell, inventory that has been in a fulfilment centre for more than 365 days is subject to the fee. The fee is assessed on the 15th of each month. Inventory age shows the number of units that would be subject to the long-term storage fee and the estimated fee amount as of the next charge date, assuming no further sales. For more information, go to FBA Long-term storage fees.

What is included in the total inbound quantity?

For an FBA listing, total inbound quantity refers to fulfillable units that are available or on their way to the fulfilment centre. It does not include unfulfillable units (such as damaged units) or units reserved for a customer order. For a merchant fulfilled listing, the total quantity is the same as the available quantity, as specified by the seller.

How should I use this page to manage my potentially excess and aged inventory?

Our goal is to help you easily identify inventory which is potentially excess or aged, and provide recommended actions aimed at helping you better manage the return on your inventory investment. In some cases, the recommendation may be to remove units from your inventory. Several factors influence our recommendations, which should always be treated as a guide only, particularly as past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

You can also view how many units of a product have been sold over the past 7, 30, 60, and 90 days by hovering over details in the Sales summary column for each product. This will allow you to gauge sales relative to your total inventory. If you want to remove an item from your inventory, select Create removal order in the actions list.

Why does Amazon generate recommendations?

Good inventory management can be challenging, because the right amount of stock varies based on future demand and the cost of carrying too much or too little inventory. The recommendations are intended to provide you with information to help you make informed decisions regarding the correct amount of inventory without running out of stock or having excess inventory. As always, these recommendations are provided as a guide only and do not guarantee future results.

How does Amazon generate restock recommendations? Can I adjust the restock settings?

Inventory management recommendations and related estimates (for example, estimated days of supply) are based on a variety of factors, including your sales history, the season, and the product’s historical selling prices and sales volume. To fine-tune these recommendations, you can enter additional details about your business, such as the lead time that your supplier requires for new orders, reorder frequency, and minimum order quantities, in the Inventory product settings page You can also go to this page by clicking Customise SKU settings at the top right corner of the Manage Inventory Health page. To learn more, go to the Inventory product settings help page . .

Glossary

Restock inputs: Enter values in these fields to help adjust your settings:

  • Supplier lead time: The amount of time needed for your supplier to deliver a product to your facility.
  • Case pack quantity: Also known as order multiple, this is the number of sellable units per case ordered from your supplier.
  • Minimum order quantity: The minimum number of units your supplier will allow you to order.
  • Reorder frequency: The frequency at which you typically reorder the product from your supplier.

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