Seasonal restrictions on meltable inventory start April 15, 2022


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Meltable inventory will not be fulfilled or accepted at Amazon fulfillment centers from April 15 to October 15, 2022. During this period, meltable inventory will be removed and disposed of for a fee. To avoid removal fees, submit removal orders for meltable inventory before April 15.

"Meltable" refers to all heat-sensitive products, including but not limited to chocolate, gummies, and select jelly- and wax-based products. To protect product integrity during storage and shipping, products in fulfillment centers must be able to withstand summer temperatures ranging from 75 to 155 degrees Fahrenheit.

An initial meltable list will be provided for your convenience on Seller Central by March 1, 2022.

To request exemption of a product from this category, send us a detailed letter on manufacturer letterhead.

For more information, go to Meltable FBA inventory.

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Seasonal removal of meltable inventory question
#2

Hello @Amazon_News

Question - is the programming (that will be used to select which meltable inventory ASINs will be brought down) going to be given the intelligence to determine which listing offer is FBA vs FBM?

Some sellers (FBM) may store and ship meltable items appropriately and wonder if their offer will be forced from a detail page because the item is also housed as an FBA product by some other seller.

Inquiring minds would like to know.
Thank you


#3

We have sold meltable items for years and our FBM listings are never taken down. FBA listings aren’t taken down either for that matter, they just don’t allow the inventory to be received at FBA.


#4

anyone know if there’s some way via SP-API to determine if a product qualifies as meltable? The FBA Eligibility API doesn’t appear to (although that may change in April? There’s not a specific reason code for it), so it looks like lacking an attribute for it, the only way to tell is by trying to ship it in.


#5

MALLOMARS :sweat:


#6

At 155 degrees Fahrenheit, a lot of solid products might fit Amazon’s definition of “meltable”

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#8

“Meltable” inventory policy does not affect FBM listings.


#9

It does in that we have to add all the data for any like item that is stored FBA even though we do not do FBA.

Same for the multitude of errors for expiration dates / heat sensitivity on many items that in no way should need that data. I’ve yet to see a file folders or toilet paper expire or melt in a hot warehouse. But that’s my personal experience.

Mostly, I’m just not confident these days on the accuracy of BOTs being able to see only FBA sellers/products.

But I do appreciate all who have responded – we can only hope you are correct. Thank you!


#10

Typical of Amazon to have all meltables removed from FBA 2 days prior to Easter.

Why couldn’t they wait a few days? Or even a week to accommodate Orthodox Easter which is the following Sunday.


#11

For meltable products, does Amazon follow removal order preferences (mine is set for unfulfillable products to be returned to me) or will they actually throw away all meltable products? I sell a lot of chocolate products, so the potential for large sums of inventory to be trashed is a major risk. I’d like to confidently sell product through FBA over the next month and a half without worrying that Amazon is going to destroy thousands of dollars of inventory.

Also, in case you’re wondering, the hottest temperature recorded in North America is 134 degrees. If Amazon warehouses are breaking heat records by 20+ degrees… I now have more sympathy for the warehouses workers that are constantly mis-counting and losing my products.