After understanding the increasing demand of sellers for the storage capacity of Amazon’s operation center, in order to ensure that sellers can enjoy a high-quality sales experience in Amazon, Amazon continues to invest a lot of money to improve the storage space of the whole distribution and logistics network.
Now, Amazon has increased the inventory capacity of Amazon’s operation centers in Britain, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Canada, giving you more opportunities to send the required inventory to the operation center.
Since 2021, Amazon has opened more than 10 new operation centers in the UK and the EU; In addition, as part of this year’s operation center expansion plan, Amazon’s seven new operation centers bgy1, mxp6, MUC3, ema3, ncl1, mad7 and poz2 have been officially put into operation on September 6, 2021. During the peak season, Amazon will add additional Amazon logistics inventory capacity for Amazon’s sellers in Britain, Germany, France, Spain and Italy, and improve storage and replenishment restrictions to meet your large inventory demand during the peak season.
Since novel coronavirus pneumonia related distribution network restrictions were first announced in May 2021, Amazon has been continuously improving its operations in Canada. Now, Amazon Canada makes the following adjustments:
▼ the replenishment limit per shipment has been increased from 20 items to 100 items, and the replenishment limit of asin created in the past nine months is up to 200 items per shipment.
▼ the seller can store an average of up to three months of inventory in Amazon operation center, compared with the original limit of up to two months of inventory.
▼ two new operation centers have been opened to add more than 4 million cubic feet of storage space to the distribution network, which are located in Richmond, British Columbia and Ajax, Ontario.
▼ two other operation centers will be opened in November, which will further increase the storage space of 5 million cubic feet. They are located in Ottawa and Hamilton, Ontario.
Although the storage capacity limit of the above sites has been alleviated, it is recommended that you regularly check your inventory status and continuously optimize Amazon logistics options, including removing unsold inventory, so as to meet the demand during the peak season as much as possible.
Q1: what are replenishment restrictions and warehousing restrictions?
Replenishment limit and storage limit are two different capacity limits that sellers may currently see applicable to Amazon logistics accounts. They help sellers manage the inflow of new inventory (replenishment restrictions) and the use of physical space in the operation center (warehousing restrictions). You can view these limits through the replenishment and storage capacity monitor.
▲ replenishment limit determines the quantity of inventory goods you can send to the operation center, and is set for different storage types (for example, classified goods, large goods, clothing and shoes). They are based on your historical sales and forecast sales. Replenishment limits are independent of your inventory performance indicator (IPI).
▲ the storage limit is in cubic meters, indicating the total inventory you can store in Amazon operation center. If your inventory performance indicator score is higher than 500, you have no additional storage restrictions beyond the replenishment restrictions.
Q2: how to improve storage restrictions?
Storage restrictions are directly related to inventory performance and are reflected in the inventory performance index score of the seller’s platform. At the end of each quarter, Amazon will determine the inventory performance indicator threshold for the next quarter.
If your inventory performance indicator score falls below this threshold, Amazon will impose storage capacity restrictions on you in the next quarter.
If your inventory performance indicator score is above the threshold during the quarterly score check, you will not be limited by storage restrictions in the next quarter.
Therefore, it is important to make long-term planning so that the inventory performance index score is within the green range, especially at the end of the quarter. Unable to increase storage capacity in the current quarter. At present, Amazon’s storage space does not provide a way to buy.
Q3: can I change the storage type of goods?
No, the storage type is determined by Amazon according to the characteristics of the goods, which helps to send the goods to the correct operation center.
To view the current storage type of goods, please refer to Amazon logistics stock age page.
If you think there is an error in the warehouse type classification of goods (for example, shoes and boots are not classified as shoes and boots, but as standard size), which will have a negative impact on your inventory management, please contact the sales partner support and provide asin by changing the item classification option.
You can copy the following link and open it in the browser. Please refer to Amazon logistics stock age page https://sellercentral-europe.amazon.com/inventoryplanning/manageinventoryhealth?sort_ column=est_ ltsf&sort_ direction=desc
You can copy the following link and open it in the browser to enter the “change commodity classification options” page https://sellercentral-europe.amazon.com/help/hub/support/SOA_ Product_ Detail_ Page_ Change_ product_ category
Q4: can I exchange one type of storage space for another type of storage space?
No, the inventory storage space of different storage types cannot be exchanged.
Q5: what if I don’t have inventory performance index scores, or I’m a new Amazon logistics seller?
Most sellers with professional sales accounts will have inventory performance index scores, but some accounts do not. The reason may be that Amazon does not have sufficient data to generate scores for these accounts (such as New Amazon logistics sellers or Amazon logistics with small inventory). After you get the inventory performance index score for the first time, Amazon will not impose any storage restrictions on you in two complete storage restriction cycles.
You can click the [display details] link below the inventory performance indicator score color bar to view the date when you obtained the first inventory performance indicator score. This will display your historical performance indicator, and your first inventory performance indicator score date will be displayed at the top of the chart. Most sellers will receive their first inventory performance indicator score approximately 15 weeks after Amazon logistics receives their first item.
You can copy the following link to the browser to open and view the inventory performance control panel https://sellercentral-europe.amazon.com/inventory-performance/dashboard
You can copy the following link and open it in the browser to enter the inventory performance indicator help page https://sellercentral-europe.amazon.com/gp/help/202174810? language=zh_ CN&ref=ag_ 202174810_ cont_ XLRKWL8L5BMSHWB
Q6: why is my inventory performance indicator (IPI) light green or yellow in each indicator?
The inventory performance indicator control panel displays the performance criteria for each of these categories:
Dark green indicators (excellent) do not necessarily compensate for red, light green or yellow indicators. If any of your indicators is lower than dark green, you should strive to improve to dark green.
Q7: my replenishment limit is too low, which may affect my sales. What can I do about it?
You can help increase sales in the following two ways:
1. Deliver goods through seller’s self delivery (MFN).
2 if you have Amazon logistics inventory in the operation center of Amazon America station, you can use Amazon logistics for remote distribution to sell goods for buyers in Canada and Mexico.
You can copy the following link to open in the browser to see more about Amazon logistics remote distribution
Unfortunately, if your IPI is too low or you are limited to sending more products to the FBA warehouse, we can help you create FBA shipments with unlimited quantity units. Please contact us if you are intersted this service.