I have noticed mods have made an increased effort as of late to assist, so I figured now may be the best time to get an answer to this question, as well as educate other sellers of a common problem managing FBA inventory and a common receiving issue when they think Amazon has lost inbound inventory.
Mods, please get one of your fellow Amazonians from the appropriate silo, to explain to sellers why negative receiving is used to move items internally instead of using transfers. See below…
@SEAmod, @Quincy_Amazon, @CR_Amazon, @Tiff_Amazon, @Ricardo_Amazon, @Gary_Amazon, @Wyatt_Amazon
The internal use of this movement, causes sellers to see their received inventory diminish in the Manage FBA Shipments GUI, thinking their items were never checked in on their shipment. It also prevents sellers from seeing their on hand inventory via the reserved line.
In our example above, we had 0 inventory prior to July 11, then 48 received, but looking at the Manage FBA Shipments page it looks like this now 10 days later.
This causes confusion for sellers, as to if product was received, and makes managing inventory impossible when inventory is not correctly visible to sellers in the Manage FBA Inventory page as it does not show up in reserved when negative receiving is used. Please explain what tools can be used to mitigate this confusion, that sellers rely on for inventory management, and what purpose it serves to use negative receiving to internally move inventory around the platform, as the inventory almost always simply appears at another destination later on.