Recently, many sellers have received a notification from Amazon. In the reminder, Amazon stated that if the seller voluntarily removes its redundant inventory within a given time, Amazon will eliminate the removal of redundant inventory. All related expenses. Some sellers do not understand the news and do not know what to do.
The first thing to note is that for new sellers who have just started operating FBA, the products have just started to be sold, and there is no possibility of redundant inventory, so there is no need to operate anything, but for those who have already operated for a period of time For sellers of the time, if there is a long-term sales of a certain product in their own store that is not good, causing a lot of slow-moving stocks, and they have no plans to sell, then they should make good use of this opportunity to move these slow-moving stocks. Either remove it, or dispose of it, or withdraw it to a place where you can temporarily place it. After all, Amazon is not easy to operate. As a seller, we must both understand open source (increasing sales) and save as much as possible (reducing costs). This time, Amazon’s activities to eliminate withdrawal expenses are undoubtedly an aspect of throttling. .
In addition to the removal of sluggish stocks, sellers should also check their inventory to see if there is a small amount of damage due to a variety of causes in the Unfulfilable state, and if so, there are few unforgivable stocks. The amount is very low, and you also have plans to abandon it. Then, you may also use this opportunity to dispose of it to save costs.
With regard to the flow of FBA inventory, there are generally several ways:
First, after being sold out, it is delivered to consumers via Amazon. This is naturally one of our most desired ways. After all, for any seller, delivery to the FBA warehouse is to expect to be able to sell and make profits. For the products that are sold out, we do not need to do anything for the sellers. Amazon has completed the shipment and sent the funds to our account. If the customer is satisfied with the products after receiving the goods, the transaction is completed.
Second, due to multi-channel sales, sample delivery, replenishment, etc., the seller ships to the target customer by creating a multi-channel shipment method (Creat Fulfilment Order).
Many sellers are also operating other platforms while doing Amazon. Many platforms sell the same products, and sales of other platforms are out of stock, or customers are eager to receive goods. At this time, sellers receive customers. After the order, the customer can be shipped by creating a multi-channel delivery order. In this way of operation, the order created by the seller for the Amazon FBA system is an order similar to the order that is naturally generated on the platform. The FBA processing center will follow the new order processing process and deliver the goods at the first time. Consistent with orders within the Amazon system. In this way, the FBA-related costs will be more expensive than the order in the system. The specific rate comparison, the seller can self-check in the background of the seller center.
Of course, if you are a physical factory, a traditional B2B foreign trade company, etc., you have to send a sample to the customer, and your FBA warehouse is just in stock. It can also be processed in this way.
If you receive the goods after you place an order with a customer on Amazon, but the goods are damaged during transportation, the customer communicates with you, and you also agree to resupply the customer. This can also be handled in this way.
There is also a situation where, sometimes, when your FBA stock is approaching out of stock, and the next batch of goods will also be warehousing, in the process, in order to ensure that the Listing is always online, it will not cause Listing because of the out of stock. The weight drops, we tend to take delivery and sales, but the one we sell has exactly a few orders. How to deal with it? From domestic shipments, the timeliness is a little slow, and it is mainly used for FBA. For sellers to ship, such operations are also complicated. If the FBA inventory is available within a day or two since the order is shipped, we can use the method of creating a multi-channel delivery order for these self-shipping orders to call the stock in the FBA warehouse to deliver goods to ensure that customers can Quickly receive the goods.
But after all, FBA-related fees for multi-channel delivery orders are higher than normal, so when sellers use self-delivery and sell their own FBA Listings to keep listings uninterrupted, they recommend the price of shipping and selling. A price slightly higher than FBA can ensure that FBA inventory holds the Buy Box (gold cart) before it is sold out, and it can also ensure that the extra amount used to make up for the additional cost of creating a multichannel delivery order. A double-edged sword.
In the third case, when your listing is deleted due to infringement or quality problems, what should you do with your inventory? When your product is warehousing, there is a small amount of damage. What can you do with these unsaleable products? When the customer purchases and collects After the arrival of the goods, they are not satisfied with the goods and result in the return of the goods. The return has turned into an unsaleable product. What happens to these stocks? When your product is put on the shelf, it is because of product selection mistakes that leads to no sales for a long period of time. How to deal with inventory?
In the face of these stocks, we generally can only withdraw their positions.
Amazon provides us with two ways to close a warehouse. One is to withdraw to an address you specify, it can be your own warehouse, your co-located warehouse, the address of a friend who is on your site, etc. In another case, if the unit price of these products that need to be processed is very low and the amount is very small, the withdrawal of warehouses is more complicated and the cost is not worth the candle. At this time, we can choose to dispose of it in a disposal manner.
However, regardless of what kind of withdrawal method, Amazon will be based on the number of products, weight, size, etc., to collect the corresponding withdrawal charges.
However, this time, after all, Amazon has launched a free withdrawal service, if natural, do not miss it.
However, why did Amazon launch the time-limited free withdrawal service as early as possible? Obviously, it is to enable sellers to deal with their sluggish inventory and to free up positions to welcome the peak season in the second half of the year. June is coming. Prime Day is also in full swing. During the peak season, a lot of sluggish stocks are piled up there. That’s a lot of work and inefficiency.