Automatic removal of your aging inventory starts April 15


#1

To create more room for your products as we approach Prime Day, we’ve made changes to automated inventory removal.

Starting April 15, 2022, the following inventory will be removed automatically, unless you opt out:

  • Units that have been in fulfillment centers for more than 365 days and that are subject to long-term storage fees
  • Units of ASINs that haven’t sold in six or more consecutive months and that have been in fulfillment centers for more than 180 days

You can recover value from these units through liquidation or have your inventory returned to you by providing a valid return address in your Automated fulfillable inventory settings. If you don’t provide a return address, your inventory will be automatically donated, recycled, or disposed of.

On the settings page, select Disable to opt out of automated removal of aging inventory at any time.

The automated removal of aged inventory can help you save on long-term storage fees and improve your Inventory Performance Index score. It also frees up space in our fulfillment centers for more of your popular inventory.

Automatic removals will occur monthly starting April 15. If you want to make updates to your settings, such as changing your return address, do so at least 24 hours before April 15 to ensure that your changes are saved.

For more information, go to Automated fulfillable inventory removal.

To view your aging inventory, go to Manage Inventory Health.


#2

The end of long tail books ?


#3

I am unable to “disable” this option. It seems forced without a choice.


#4

Anyone has idea when we can have free removal promotion?


#5

Probably so on FBA. Long tail anything on FBA died when LTSFs were implemented. The logical progression is next to increase the LTSF substantially and decrease the time to 180 days before LTSFs kick in.

As it is now every warehouse Amazon builds quickly fills with mostly identical private branded merchandise. 180 days is way too long to let such SKUs sit there overstocked.


#6

I checked mine; I set it to “disabled” a long time ago, and it’s still in that setting.

Perhaps clear your cache and try again (maybe reboot, etc.)

Certainly something that booksellers need to take care of.


#7

Could you solve it? Amazon is forcing me to choose enable

I can´t click on disable.


#8

I see the boxes below checked; are you able to uncheck those and see if it makes a difference?

If not, does the “Rate this page” link work? You can probably come up with a few words to describe how bad it is (not that it ever seems to help, but you never know…)


#9

I don’t know who thought FBA for long-tail books would be a good idea. I wouldn’t do FBA for any books. The program doesn’t seem advantageous for booksellers.


#10

they lose a lot of inventory without reimbursement. I would know!!! It’s a fight and you have zero recourse welp :(.

#thebookgame


#11

Try unchecking Refurb and Liquidations first?


#12

Sneaky. I have had this disabled for more than a year. Amazon now enabled it automatically today despite my previous settings. Had to disable it again. BE CAREFUL!


#13

you are looking at unfulfillable inventory. this post is about fulfilable inventory where you can disable the feature


#14

Yes, go back a page and select the setting for “Fulfillable inventory”, just under the one you selected.


#15

Does this mean my inventory that I have listed on Amazon THAT IS NOT IN A FULFILMENT CENTER but at my own warehouse will be disabled automaticlly?


#16

starbound_records

They’re talking about stuff to sent an Amazon Fulfillment by Amazon FBA Warehouse… under Amazon’s control to ship out to their customers…

Theoretically your listings on Amazon should be okay , but it’s always good to make sure that they haven’t been tampered with with other interesting contributions to content…

Lots of people keep a count how many widgets in your case records they have for sale??

Many people are at their computers on a daily basis either adding or subtracting merchandise / listings…

For orders they are fulfilling either here on a variety of platforms they may sell the records on…


#17

no