The inventory performance dashboard helps you identify opportunities to grow your sales, reduce costs, and track key performance metrics.
The Inventory Performance Index, or IPI, is a metric to gauge your inventory performance over time. It is only available for sellers with a Professional selling plan.
Your IPI score measures how efficient and productive you are in managing your FBA inventory. Multiple factors can influence your IPI score, but the most important factors are your actions. Remember to do the following:
You will only be able to view your IPI score and inventory performance dashboard if you have a Professional selling plan inventory at a fulfilment centre with recent account activity. If you are new to FBA or have not been active in the past 13 weeks, you may not have an IPI score until more data becomes available.
For more information and to learn how to improve your IPI score, go to IPI frequently asked questions.
There are two categories of recommendations to help you improve your IPI:
The IPI dashboard displays a performance bar for both stranded inventory and sell-through rate.
The Inventory performance page also provides additional metrics within each factor, which you can see by selecting Show more details. After selecting Show more details for each category, you’ll see inventory management tools that provide recommendations to improve your performance.
When inventory is not available for purchase due to a listing problem, it results in lost sales and storage costs. This inventory is referred to as Stranded Inventory. Your Stranded Inventory percentage is measured by the percentage of your FBA inventory units that are currently not available for purchase on Amazon.
In addition to the performance bar, two related metrics are shown with the Stranded Inventory percentage on the inventory performance dashboard:
Maintain the right balance of inventory with your rolling 90-day FBA sell-through rate. This rate represents your sold and shipped units over the past 90 days divided by the average number of units in stock in our fulfilment centres during that period.
In addition to the performance bar, two related metrics also appear with your FBA sell-through rate on the inventory performance dashboard: