To better manage fulfillment center storage space so that products are received and delivered to buyers more quickly, inventory storage limits may be applied.
Storage limits are based on volume, measured in cubic feet, and are set for each storage type. Your current and potential storage limits and usage are shown when you expand Storage volume, which you can view in your Inventory Performance dashboard and Shipping Queue.
Individual selling accounts have a set storage limit of 10 cubic feet, and this value does not change. Storage limit increases are not available for Individual selling accounts.
Professional selling accounts may or may not have storage limits, depending on the following criteria:
Professional accounts that do have storage limits will still have a minimum of 25 cubic feet for standard-size, oversize, clothing, or footwear inventory.
Professional account holders can track their IPI score in the Inventory Performance dashboard. The dashboard provides a hub for optimizing your FBA business, including customized recommendations to grow your sales and reduce costs.
Your IPI score is updated weekly based on your ongoing inventory management. To learn more, go to Inventory performance.
Storage limits are calculated using several factors, including the following:
Sellers with consistently higher IPI scores will receive higher storage limits, adjusted for sales volume and available capacity. When setting limits for an upcoming quarter, Amazon considers both your recent sales volume and seasonal volume from the last year.
Storage limits are applicable for seven storage types: standard-size, oversize, apparel, footwear, flammable, aerosol, and extra-large. To see the storage types for your products and how many cubic feet they occupy, go to Manage Inventory Health and the Manage Inventory Health report.
If you don’t see a storage type when you expand Storage volume, it’s because you have a limit of zero for that storage type.
Flammable and aerosol storage-limit adjustments are handled separately from other storage types. To learn more, go to FBA Dangerous Goods program.
Example: A unit measuring 47 x 12 x 10 inches divided by 1,728 = 3.3 cubic feet.
Under the FBA inventory storage limits policy, you will not be able to create a new shipment to Amazon for a storage type until your inventory level drops below your limit for that storage type.
For example, if your current limit for standard-size inventory is 25 cubic feet, and you have 26 cubic feet of standard-size inventory at a fulfillment center, you cannot create a new shipment for standard-size inventory. However, if you are below your storage limit for oversize inventory, you can create shipments of oversize inventory.
If you send more inventory than what your storage limit allows, the extra inventory may be refused at the fulfillment center. For more information, go to Shipping and routing requirements.
Storage overage fees will be charged if your existing inventory exceeds your storage limit for any storage type on any day within a given month. To learn more, go to FBA inventory storage overage fees.
There are three ways to decrease the amount of inventory you have in a fulfillment center:
For more information, go to Remove inventory (overview).
No, storage space cannot be purchased.
No. Storage types are determined by Amazon based on the characteristics of a product.
You can check the storage type for your products and how many cubic feet they occupy on Manage Inventory Health.
No. Inventory cannot be traded between storage types.
The storage type previously referred to as “hazmat” has been converted into two new storage types: aerosol and flammable. Storage limit adjustments for aerosol and flammable storage types are handled separately. To learn more, go to FBA Dangerous Goods program.
Most sellers with Professional selling accounts have an IPI score, but some do not because we don’t have enough data to generate a score. This is usually the case for sellers who are new to FBA or have small quantities of FBA inventory.
After you first receive an IPI score, you won’t be subject to storage limits for two full storage-limit cycles.
You can view the date you received your first IPI score by clicking Show details under the IPI score color bar. This will reveal your Historical performance index, and your First IPI score date will be visible above the graph.
Most sellers will receive their first IPI score approximately 15 weeks after their first product is received by FBA.
Go to the Inventory Performance dashboard for recommendations on managing your inventory.
We continually assess our network capacity to find opportunities to increase storage limits. You can see your most up-to-date storage limits by expanding Storage volume at the bottom of the Inventory Performance dashboard. Please note that Selling Partner Support does not have further guidance to offer.
No. Your current storage limit remains in effect until the next adjustment cycle. We encourage you to take actions to maintain your IPI score in time for the next storage limit cycle.