The Restock Inventory tool provides recommendations on products to restock, suggested replenishment quantities, and ship by dates. You can customize your restock recommendations by configuring your inputs, such as lead time and case pack quantities. The restock tool helps you keep track of your inventory levels so that you can maximize sales by meeting product demand while avoiding overstock situations.
One of the keys to good inventory management is keeping the right amount of inventory in stock. This can be challenging, because the “right amount” varies based on future demand and the cost of carrying too much or too little inventory.
To help you overcome these challenges, Amazon has developed a sophisticated optimization model that calculates a suggested replenishment quantity, and ship date for your products. The quantity and date recommendations take into account your variable costs, expected revenue, and estimated future demand. The recommendations are intended to provide you with information you can use to balance the cost of running out of stock (lost sales) vs. the cost of carrying too much inventory (capital costs and storage fees) to help you get the highest return on your inventory investment.
Keep in mind that the model relies on your inputs and leverages an estimate of future demand to generate a restock recommendation.
The restock recommendations are our best estimate of the quantities to replenish to help you avoid low stock, or out-of-stock scenarios. However, it is always your decision whether or not to follow our replenishment recommendations.
These dates are our best estimate of when to send in a shipment to help you avoid low stock or out-of-stock scenarios. However, it is always your decision whether or not to follow our recommended ship date.
You can create a shipment by selecting the SKU and clicking the Create shipping plan button. To create a shipping plan for multiple SKUs, check the box to the left of each SKU and then click Create shipping plan.
Make sure you have the right user permissions to create a shipment. You can check and update your user permissions in Seller Central under Settings. Select User Permissions from the drop-down menu, then ensure Inventory Planning has the “view and edit” permission enabled.
You can fine-tune your restock recommendations by adjusting product-level inputs such as supplier lead time and replenishment frequency. To update these settings for a particular product, click on the drop-down menu in the Action column and select Customize SKU settings to be taken to the SKU Details page. You can also configure your settings in bulk by clicking Product settings at the top right of the Restock Inventory page.
Alerts let you know about certain conditions that may affect the relevance of your recommendations. For example: “You do not have the lowest-price offer” displays when there are multiple sellers with offers on a given product and you do not have the current lowest offer price.
We welcome your feedback to help us improve our inventory management tools. Send any feedback by using the Feedback button on the bottom of the Restock Inventory page.
No. You can enter a nickname or code to represent your suppliers. Doing this will not change the quality of your restock recommendations.
You can indicate that a SKU is not replenishable on the Restock Inventory page by clicking View details in the Action column and selecting Hide recommendation. Hiding all SKUs associated with an ASIN will exclude the ASIN from your FBA in-stock rate and estimated FBA lost sales.
Note that hiding replenishable SKUs is not an effective way to increase your Inventory Performance Index (IPI) score for the following reasons:
The estimated number of days your current inventory supply will last based on the projected demand for your product.
The estimated value of the inventory you are restocking for a particular product from your supplier. It’s calculated by multiplying your recommended replenishment quantity with your cost of purchase.
This alert identifies items where the days of supply is less than the lead time, which indicates that replenishment shipments may need to be expedited in order to avoid going out of stock.
This alert is shown for items that are no longer in inventory.
The suggested date to ship the product to avoid a low- or out-of-stock scenario, based on your estimated days of supply and lead time.
The recommendation for the number of units to be restocked for FBA.
Enter values in these fields to fine-tune your recommendations for your business.
The value for the total sales of this SKU in the last 30 days.