You know what? Amazon has gradually increased its storage limits over the past few years. Thus, it facilitated the sellers to store a huge level of inventory in its fulfillment centers.
But, do you know how much you can store? Let me give a clear-cut view of the storage limits of Amazon FBA. First, let's see what the amazon inventory storage limit is about.
What is Amazon Inventory Storage Limit?
In Amazon fulfillment centers, you can store an unlimited amount of inventory. Amazon storage limits are measured in cubic feet and are based on volume. Fulfillment centers use these limits to better manage inventory storage space.
As a result, the products will be shipped faster, and buyers will receive them sooner. You can view your current and potential storage limits and usage when you expand Storage Volume. This information can be found on the Shipping Queue and Inventory Performance dashboards.
However, there are some storage limit criteria. They are:
Individual selling accounts:
Storage is capped at 10 cubic feet, and this limit remains the same. There is no increase in storage limits for individual accounts.
Professional Selling Account:
They may or may not have below storage limits depending on the following criteria:
There is no storage volume limitation on standard-size items, clothing, oversize items, and footwear if the seller maintains an Inventory Performance Index (IPI) of the required threshold on either of the two score checkpoints.
If a seller has been active for less than 26 weeks or does not have enough sales data to generate an IPI score during both of the two score-checking weeks, they will not receive storage limits.
If your Professional account has a storage limit, you'll still be able to store clothing, oversize items, standard items, or shoes up to 25 cubic feet.
Amazon Inventory Storage Limits Updates 2023
Amazon has announced that it is replacing the weekly restock limit and the quarterly storage limit with a single month-long FBA capacity limit per storage type.
It has come to notice that sellers are finding it difficult to plan & procure their inventory using the weekly restock limits and that navigating both storage limits and restock limits can be confusing. Hence, this is a move to help sellers get increased predictability and control over their inventory.
The single monthly FBA capacity limits on Amazon will be effective March 1, 2023.
How To Find The Inventory Reports & Balance?
To find these numbers, follow these steps:
Start by visiting the "Inventory Dashboard" in Amazon Seller Central.
Here, you can find the inventory reports needed.
Amazon has asked FBA sellers to switch to the Inventory Ledger report by Jan 31st, after which the following reports will be discontinued:
Daily Inventory History
Monthly Inventory History
Inventory Event Detail
The Inventory Ledger report will offer a ‘Summary View’ and ‘Detailed View’ of the past and real-time inventory events.
You will be able to view your starting inventory balance, inventory received in the fulfillment center, customer orders and returns, reconciliation events, removals, ending balance, etc.
Which IPI Score Is Good For Amazon Sellers?
Amazon sets a definite score that should be met by the sellers. If you fail to meet those scores, Amazon will limit the storage level of your inventory. Generally, the average Amazon IPI scores range from 400 to 800.
Your ideal score should be at least 550. If your IPI score incurs below 350 your storage will be limited. In that case, you have to pay overage fees.
Always check Amazon's website for the IPI threshold because it changes frequently.
Your IPI is calculated every three months by Amazon in the frequencies like:
Six weeks before the quarter ends.
On the last day of the quarter.
Amazon notifies you before imposing inventory limits, so you have enough time to increase your score.
If you score above the threshold during these two score check weeks, you will receive unlimited storage for each of the six storage types.
The pandemic has hit Amazon and its sellers really hard. So it has updated its inventory storage systems to recover.
Thus it is important that you stay up-to-date with Amazon's latest news and updates. Hope this article helped to understand all about Amazon's Inventory Storage limits and the new changes made recently.
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