More FBA shipment flexibility with restock limits by storage type


#1

In July 2020, we announced ASIN-level quantity limits for products that are stored in our fulfillment network. We made this change to ensure that we can receive and store products for all sellers who use Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA).

We’ve heard your feedback, and are continuously improving our policies and programs to better receive and store your products.

Effective April 22, 2021, FBA products will no longer be subject to ASIN-level quantity limits. Instead, restock limits will be set at the storage-type level, offering you more flexibility in managing your shipments.

To review your restock limits and maximum shipment quantity, go to Inventory performance or Shipping Queue.

For more information, go to Restock limits by storage type: Frequently asked questions.


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#2

I was just making a shipment and noticed this. LETS GOOOO!!!


#3

Seller are going to overstock their inventory now…


#4

This is a great change. The big hanging question from the FAQ…

Will my FBA restock limits change?

We continually assess our network capacity to find opportunities to increase restock limits and best support your business. (aka, we won’t tell you)

It will be nice when Amazon is transparent about how to manage our inventory and sales to improve storage capacity.


#5

This is really bad for me. I have one product that sells really well. It’s standard size. With the ASIN-level restriction, I was able to create a shipment of over 2000 units. Now I can only create a shipment of 29 units.

I don’t sell anything else. No apparel, no footwear, so it’s not good for me.


#6

They can’t.


#7

We have an unlimited apparel storage. Just placed rather large order for something that is not really apparel but Amazon decided it is. And here we go again. Limited to 1000 units. What a mess. First Hazmat, now this…
This changes are seriously affecting business strategies and advance warning would really be nice…
Also we work really hard to keep our IPI score up. Amazon comes in and decides to limit storage anyway… Now with no rules or explanation. We basically where we were with limits that were placed on us in the fourth quarter. And I thought things were getting better…


#8

The ASIN-level QTY limit was better for us but I know this restock limits by storage type is better for some


#9

This is an awful change and infuriating. Not sure how other sellers are celebrating it, we went from an available limit of 22,000/49000 units of our main ASIN to now being “overstocked” for ALL of our products. We are STILL not properly stocked since ASIN limits kicked in, and needed to send in those 22,000 on the main ASIN. Great update for every 3PL though, more business for them for all the sellers who sell more than 1 book a month on Amazon. Amazon’s sales are rising because of the pandemic but they’re losing a substantial amount of growth by placing these draconian limits. I’m not disparaging book sellers but it’s extremely frustrating when someone who clearly is hobby selling and constantly posting on seller forums bashes anyone who says any constructive criticism against Amazon.


#10

The limits assigned to sellers is bananas. Will this be revisted? I do 3x or 4x shipments in Q4 and a ridiculous 1,255 units will not cut it.


#11

And now I cant launch the 2 new products currently being produced and have to hold off on the 3rd thats in dev. because Im already over on my entire restock limit. At least before we had a 200 unit limit on new ASINs… this basically kills any opportunity for growth and launching new products.


#12

With ASIN-level limits, our top items were limited at ~33k units max and ~24k units max respectively. Now, our total limit is around ~50k and must be shared across the rest of our catalog. With this change, we can no longer send full container load shipments for our most popular items.


#13

Yep. How could there possibly be enough history prior to prime day or end of year xmas or other holiday sales to meet the demand on those peak periods. Amazon just please get your new warehouses online faster or stop accepting new sellers at the expense of existing viable sellers.


#14

For once I don’t mind a new Amazon policy. Though that might be because it doesn’t negatively impact us. I do understand it will impact some sellers. The limits still seem to be based on sales so I’m not sure why some sellers are being rather restricted with the new limits. We’re currently using around 40% of this new limit, so I’m very grateful for the change.

This also makes it much easier to launch new products and given Amazon’s ongoing issues with storage space, I think this is one of the most fair ways to accommodate as many sellers as possible.


#15

How does this make it easier to launch new products. Please help us to understand this as we might be looking at this change incorrectly.


#16

I currently have new 10 products being manufactured (200 units per ASIN as on par with the last set limits for new products). Now my limit has changed to 1000 units maximum when I have 2000 units ready to make a shipping plan for. Is it possible to increase this new limit? 1000 unit max is an extremely low starting point.


#17

Just remove “unlimited storage”, what is the point of having it if we cannot send units. After every few months amazon comes up with new ways to trouble sellers.


#18

In case you have any shipments, you might want to check them. Because we are over the limit and they already canceled shipments which have been created in the last 3-4 weeks and the email is saying that they will reject them as we are over the limits.
We have some shipments already on the way, it will be very costly to redirect them and store them.


#19

It makes it easier to launch new products because now we can send in much more inventory for a new listing whereas it was limited to 200 units previously. This allows us to scale the product faster with less worry about running out of stock.


#20

对于刚注册的小卖家来说无疑是超级福利,但是对于大卖来说却是迎头一棒,难道亚马逊是要重新洗牌了