The FBA Inventory Age (sign-in required) view gives you information regarding the age of your units in FBA. This page shows you the number of units in each age group, the number of units that will be subject to the long-term storage fee (LTSF) on the next charge date, and the estimated LTSF amount for those units (assuming no further sales). The view also shows your recent sales performance for each SKU and identifies opportunities for you to increase traffic or sales conversion to help sell through your aged inventory.
Inventory age is based on the number of days a unit is in a fulfillment center. FBA accounts for inventory on a first-in-first-out basis across our entire fulfillment network. This means that each sale or removal will be applied to the inventory that has been in our fulfillment network the longest, regardless of which physical unit was actually shipped or removed.
Any product that has at least 1 unit available for sale in FBA is shown in the Inventory Age view.
Please see our FBA Long-Term Storage help page.
Our goal is to help you easily identify aged inventory that may incur long-term storage fees and provide recommended actions aimed at helping you better manage the investment return on your inventory. In some cases, the recommendation may be to remove units from your inventory, in other instances, we may not recommend any action if your inventory levels are not in excess. Select Improve recommendation in the drop-down menu to ensure we have accurate information for these SKUs. Several factors influence our recommendations:
In addition to the alerts, you can also view how many units of a product have been sold over the last 7, 30, 60, and 90 days by hovering over the Units Sold column. This will allow you to gauge sales relative to your available inventory. If you find that you have an item that you’d like to remove from your inventory, click Create removal order from the action menu.
In your Inventory settings, you can enter details about your inventory cost structure to help us to make better recommendations. These settings include:
You can set your own unit cost and recovery rate per SKU by selecting Update Product Settings in the drop-down menu. You can make changes to your default settings by clicking the Inventory Settings link. After making changes, please allow up to 24 hours for the changes to be reflected in your recommendations.
Your feedback is important for helping us improve our inventory management tools. If you think there may be an opportunity for improvement, please provide us feedback in one of the following ways:
The number of units that are available for fulfillment through FBA.
Shows the estimated long-term storage fee amount that will be incurred on the next charge date and the number of units subject to the fee, assuming no further sales or removals of the item.
An alert that indicates that fewer customers are buying the product after looking at the listing, relative to other listings in the same category.
An alert that indicates that the ASIN listing has a low number of viewers compared with other ASINs in the same category.
Consider lowering your price to Recommended sales price to increase likelihood that you sell through your inventory based on your current inventory settings. This value may be different from the lowest price or Buy Box price. You can use pricing rules in seller central to help you set low prices.Consider to lower your price to the Recommended Sales price or lower until you have sold through your excess inventory
If a sale is recommended, this is the estimated number of days for the sale that would likely help you sell through your excess inventory.
Estimated quantity of inventory that would likely benefit from removal instead of incurring storage fees.