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2023 holiday readiness and capacity limits in November

by News_Amazon

As the holiday season is just around the corner, we’re ramping up our capacity and operations in order to efficiently receive your holiday inventory and to ensure a delightful delivery experience for customers.

As previously announced, we recommend that you plan ahead to ensure that your shipments arrive by October 26, 2023, so that they can be received and ready to fulfill by Black Friday.

As we do every year during September and October, our fulfillment center teams are focused on receive processes to ensure that your products are properly placed in the right fulfillment centers. In November and December, we'll focus on processing customer orders. This temporary shift in emphasis from receiving shipments to fulfilling customer orders will ensure faster delivery speed and maximize your sales potential during the holiday season.

Because of the way that we manage our fulfillment center operations through the holiday season, most sellers will see higher estimated capacity limits for October and lower estimated capacity limits for November. On average, the estimated capacity limits for November provide enough storage for six months of inventory.

If you need additional capacity, you can request to increase your limit with the Capacity Manager. To ensure that you stay in stock, you can use Amazon Warehousing and Distribution and we’ll automatically replenish fulfillment centers as needed.

With continued investments in our fulfillment network and new program offerings, coupled with your focus on ensuring healthy inventory levels by October 26, we’re excited to partner with you and deliver yet another successful holiday for customers.

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Seller_CF0URQS5DxG2u
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In terms of FC efficiency and accuracy (not to mention the abysmal state of Seller Support) things are worse now than they were at the end of the last summer/fall, and even worse than they were during the last winter/buying season.

So this "ramping up" of capacity & operations... is it just going to bring things back to 'normal'? Because normal wasn't good enough then, and normal now is awful.

What metrics are y'all using to ensure consistency and quality?

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Seller_8FKTVTe1CzjRV
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I appreciate that Amazon is giving more advance communication and background about their fulfillment plans this year.

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Seller_URZZo8jnoBR3w
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When will Amazon Warehousing and Distribution add partnered carriers? We've been trying to use the program but rates are killing us.

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Seller_hkt9xjPp3A2G7
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Be careful not to make the mistake of using the 'Amazon Warehousing and Distribution' service. Most likely, your items will be received very late, and a significant portion of them will be lost.

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Seller_aNryBfYO3DTmL
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It's honestly kind of crazy/concerning we don't have a confirmed storage limit for October when we are only 3 weeks away.

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Seller_Ha6JyVvDK6Ybs
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Who cares about capacity you got plenty when does the famous Amazon Holiday Returns Start? Will customers get longer than 6th months this year for returns we can not wait.......

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Seller_Z5audrxOfmP40
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What happens in November when capacity limits are dropped?

Do we pay extra for everything that was shipped in October or we just can't ship any more if we are over our limit?

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Seller_tzb0Adb4whsRu
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We always plan ahead throughout the entire year but yet it still takes the fulfillment centers over 2 months to "check in/receive" our shipments which are only 1-2 pallets at a time.

So why should we believe the holiday season will be any different?

We still shipments open from June!

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Seller_qBcRMfbQMP6qr
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We are filling it up accordingly. Capacity slashed by 50% in November. Any reason?

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Seller_5cznoTB3CZijf
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Does this mean that if it's not in by October 26th, it won't be processed for Christmas?

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