Manage Inventory Health gives you the ability to manage your stock levels and excess and aged inventory in one place using a variety of indicative metrics to help you make informed decisions about whether to restock, advertise or remove inventory. This page can help you optimise your inventory within your storage or restock limits, reduce costs and improve your Inventory Performance Index (IPI) score .
The recommendations on the Manage Inventory Health page are intended to provide you with general and indicative information to help manage your inventory levels. These recommendations are provided as a guide only and should not to be used as a substitute for your own judgement regarding demand for your products. Multiple factors may influence actual demand for products, including price fluctuations, consumer demand shifts and changes in competing offers for those products. Recommendations are not a guarantee of future results and sellers remain responsible for independently determining their prices and inventory levels.
The Manage Inventory Health page provides information regarding the age of your units, that is, the duration your units have been in Amazon fulfilment centres. This page displays the following information:
The Manage Inventory Health page also shows your recent sales performance for each SKU and identifies opportunities to help increase traffic or sales conversion to help sell-through for your aged inventory , as well as identifies SKUs with excess inventory. It also provides recommendations, including recommendations on products to consider restocking, suggested replenishment quantities and reorder dates.
The Manage Inventory Health page offers many features to help you make the informed decisions about your excess and aged inventory.
The Inventory age column includes available plus reserved units minus units that are pending removal . These are shown for any product that has at least one unit available for sale through Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA).
Inventory age is based on the number of days that a unit has been in the fulfilment centre. FBA accounts for inventory on a first-in, first-out basis across our entire fulfilment network. This means that each sale or removal will be applied to the inventory that has been in our fulfilment network the longest, regardless of which physical unit was actually shipped or removed.
Inventory that has been in a fulfilment centre for 365 days or more will be subject to a long-term storage fee. The fee is assessed on the 15th of each month. Inventory age shows the number of units that would be subject to the long-term storage fee and the estimated fee amount as of the next charge date, assuming no further sales. For more information, go to FBA Long term storage fees.
For an FBA listing, total inbound quantity refers to fulfillable inventory units that are available or on their way to the fulfillment center. It does not include unfulfillable units (such as damaged units) or units reserved for a customer order. For a Fulfilled by Merchant listing, the total quantity is the same as the available quantity, as specified by the seller.
Our goal is to help you easily identify inventory which is potentially in excess or aged, and provide recommended actions aimed at helping you better manage the return on your inventory investment. In some cases, the recommendation may be to remove units from your inventory. Several factors influence our recommendations, Therefore, it should only be treated as a guide, as past performance is not a guarantee of future results,
You can also view the number of units of a product that have been sold over the past 7, 30, 60 and 90 days by hovering over details in the Sales summary for each product. This will allow you to gauge sales relative to your total inventory. If you want to remove an item from your inventory, select Create removal order in the actions list.
Good inventory management can be challenging, because the right amount of stock varies based on future demand and the cost of carrying too much or too little inventory. The recommendations are intended to provide you with information to help you make informed decisions regarding the correct amount of inventory without running out of stock or having excess inventory. As always, these recommendations are provided as a guide only and do not guarantee future results.
Inventory management recommendations and related estimates (for example, estimated days of supply) are based on a variety of factors, including your sales history, the season and the product’s historical selling prices and sales volume. To fine-tune these recommendations, you can enter additional details about your business, such as the lead time that your supplier requires for new orders, reorder frequency and minimum order quantities. Use your independent judgement when reviewing this data..
You can modify your restock settings by adjusting product-level information such as supplier lead time and reorder frequency. To configure these settings in bulk, click Customise SKU settings in the top right-hand corner to go to the Inventory product settings page. For more information on how to upload an inventory file, go to Inventory product settings.
Restock inputs: Enter values in these fields to help adjust your settings: