Every time the Amazon platform has the latest developments, the sellers are often sad and happy. However, after the news was exposed on the platform this afternoon, the two days of ice and fire are not enough to describe the mood of the seller at this moment. Except for the sellers in these categories, they are smiling and about to go. The seller in the out of stock vortex is either hurrying to create the shipment or participating in the verbal whistle of venting his dissatisfaction …
Amazon’s sudden announcement: FBA non-essential goods stop being stored!
This afternoon, many sellers received an email notification from Amazon stating: “We are closely monitoring the development of COVID-19 and its impact on customers, sales partners and employees.
We are seeing an increase in online shopping, so some products, such as home staples and medical supplies, are out of stock. With that in mind, we temporarily prioritize household staples, medical supplies, and other high-demand products to our distribution centers so we can receive, restock, and ship these products to customers faster.
For products other than these, we temporarily disabled shipment creation, and we took a similar approach with retail vendors.
This work will take effect today until April 5, 2020, and once we resume normal operations, we will inform you that shipments created before today will be received at the fulfillment center. ”
In addition, Amazon also responded to some common questions about this policy in the email to the sellers, and sellers can make products and fine products.
We are prioritizing household necessities, medical supplies, and other high-demand products entering our fulfillment centers so that we can receive, replenish inventory and deliver these products to our customers faster, and most of the products we currently accept fall into the following categories :
(1) Baby products
(2) Health and family
(3) Beauty and personal care (including personal care appliances)
(4) Grocery store
(5) Industry and Science
(6) Pet supplies
Listing products in an incorrect category violates our listing policies and may result in account suspension.
This has been applied to the US and EU markets.
Shipments created before March 17, 2020 will be received.
Yes, if your product is already in transit and / or in our fulfillment center, it can continue to be sold.
We use the list to determine whether the product is a household necessity, a medical product, or both. At this time, we do not accept requests to reclassify lists.
If your product is correctly classified and you cannot create a shipment, the product is not high priority at this time.
We are making these temporary adjustments to prioritize the daily necessities, medical supplies and other high-demand products entering our fulfillment center so that we can receive, replenish and ship these products to our customers faster. You can continue to sell products in our fulfillment centers. This will take effect from March 17, 2020 to April 5, 2020, and we will notify you once normal operations resume.
We understand that this is a change to your business, so we will not make this decision easily. We are working around the clock to increase capacity and announced yesterday that we will open 100,000 new full-time and part-time positions at fulfillment centers across the United States.
We are working to resolve changes to your IPI score and storage limits for the next quarter.
Sellers crowd the backstage, and the magic of love is going round and round
After Amazon issued this notice, the sellers fry the pan collectively. Many sellers said that their interface for managing inventory at the US site could not be reached, and the background could not be opened, claiming that Amazon had collapsed.
The background is stuck! !! !! !! !! !! There can be only one explanation: Amazon sellers affected around the world are creating fba plans. Some sellers who can still go in the backstage are unanimously envied by others: all of you who can go in now are gods. Please ask the gods in every way to let me in too.
In this situation, any situation on the Amazon platform will definitely cause extreme panic among the sellers. When everyone thought that it was impossible to access the inventory management page because of the latest Amazon policies, Amazon sent out an email notification again.
The email said: “We are currently experiencing a technical problem that prevents sellers from logging in / viewing the management inventory page normally. The technical team is working hard to fix this problem. Thank you for your patience, and we apologize for the inconvenience caused. ”
Regarding the influx of large numbers of sellers into the background to create shipments, some people said that it was not necessary, and he stated that according to the English “Shipments created before March 17, 2020 will be received” shipment can be received. In other words, the goods created today cannot be accepted as a risk prevention and control, so it is not recommended that everyone take risks.
Subsequently, Amazon’s response also confirmed that FBA will not accept shipments created today and after today.