Restock limits are set per storage type, based on your past and forecasted sales, allowing to allocate these limits across your ASINs. You can view your storage-type-level restock limits and utilization from Inventory performance or Shipping Queue, by expanding Restock limits monitor at the bottom of the page.
The restock limits monitor shows:
We are continuously improving our policies to improve the efficiency of our fulfillment network and to better receive your products. We believe that restock limits provide better flexibility to allocate your limits and manage the inventory that you send to Amazon.
Various factors are taken in account when generating the Restock Limits, including seasonal and peak selling periods of your products, forecasts for your ASINs and the new selections you carry. Forecasts are generated by sophisticated machine learning models to predict your seasonal sales based on previous sales volume.
You can go to your restock limits monitor and review your maximum shipment quantity by storage type. This can be used across your ASINs based on your choice.
We continually assess our network capacity to find opportunities to increase restock limits and best support your business. You can see your most up-to-date limits by expanding your restock limits monitor at the bottom of the Inventory performance dashboard. We will update restock limits regularly. Selling Partner Support does not provide further guidance.
You may be unable to create a shipment for your products for any of the following reasons:
1. Reduce utilization
Your maximum shipment quantity is equal to the maximum inventory level minus utilization. Therefore, reducing utilization can help create capacity for new shipments.
You can reduce the utilization of your limits either by canceling open shipments for products that you do not intend to send to Amazon or decreasing the amount of inventory you have in fulfillment centers.
You can view and cancel any of your open shipments from the Shipping Queue. To cancel or delete a shipment, click the shipment name, or click View shipment or Track shipment. Then, click Cancel shipment or Delete shipment.
2. Reduce your inventory in fulfillment centers
There are three ways to reduce your inventory in fulfillment centers:
For more information, go to Remove Inventory (overview).
3. Restock popular products to increase sales and grow your business
Go to Restock Inventory to view the recommended replenishment quantity for these SKUs and replenish them as soon as possible. The tool shows your recommendations are within your restock limits by storage type.
The Restock Inventory tool helps you plan how much inventory to send to Amazon fulfillment centers and when to send it. Recommendations show in these columns: Recommended replenishment qty and Recommended ship date.
MCF orders are included in your past and forecasted sales data, which is used to calculate your restock limits.
The products which fall into the Standard-size, Oversize, Apparel, and Footwear storage types are no longer subject to ASIN-level quantity limits. You can send these types of inventory to Amazon within a storage type subject to restock limits.
However, FBA restricted products may be subject to a different quantity limit policy. To learn more, go to Restricted Products.
Restock Limits and Storage limits are two different limits that are designed to manage the inflow of inventory (Restock Limits) and the usage of physical space in our fulfilment centers (Storage Limits).
Restock limits are calculated based on your historical sales and forecasted demand at both seller/ASIN level. Your maximum shipment quantity equals the maximum inventory level allowed minus utilization.
Storage limits works with your Inventory Performance Index (IPI) score which measures how efficient and productive you are in managing your on-hand FBA inventory.
|Restock Limit||Storage Volume Limit|
|What is it?||Determined on historical and forecasted sales, and determine the maximum unit quantity you are allowed to send and store in Amazon fulfilment centers.||Based on volume, measured in cubic feet, and determine the fulfillment center capacity you can use.|
|What it manages?||Inflow of Inventory||Physical Storage Volume|
|IPI score relevance||Applies irrespective of IPI score||Applies if your IPI is below Threshold|
Cubic foot or cubic meter
|Applicable fee if Utilization is greater than the limits||N/A||Overage fees|
|Utilization||Includes Inventory at Amazon and Shipments on the way||Includes Inventory at Amazon|
Both storage limits and restock limits may apply to your account. If you reach the limit for either the Restock Limits or the Storage Volume in any of the category buckets, you will not be able to send further inventory to our fulfilment centers in the respective category (Standard-size, Oversize, Clothing, Footwear). You can view these limits through the inventory performance dashboard.
We will continue to adjust to best support your business and keep you informed along the way.
No. Storage types are determined based on the product’s characteristics. To view the storage types your products are categorized under, go to FBA inventory age.
No. Restock limits cannot be traded between storage types since each storage type has its own unique characteristics.