New Amazon FBA Shipping Limits: How Can Amazon FBA Sellers Tackle With Restrictions?
What have changed? Bye-bye, ASIN Level Quantity Limits, and hello, Storage Type Level Restock Limits…
Amazon has begun applying ASIN restrictions since 2020 last year for some Amazon FBA Sellers in preparation to minimize storage capacity.
This meant that all new items would be limited to 200 units. Many Amazon FBA Sellers’ business practices changed as a result of this, and many had to postpone product launches.
Many Amazon FBA sellers used to ship their initial orders directly from their factory to Amazon’s warehouses — without even touching the merchandise.
However, they would only be able to send in 200 units presently. That’s a lot less than the average manufacturer’s minimum order quantity.
As a result, more sellers than ever before have begun to send their products through Amazon FBA Freight Forwarders’ facilities. Amazon FBA Sellers could then gradually migrate their inventory onto Amazon as their goods sold. For Amazon merchants, this has become a way of life.
There was significant concern that Amazon’s decision was not permanent. These ASIN level quantity limits will last forever.
FBA items are no longer subject to ASIN-level quantity constraints as of April 2021. Restock limitations would instead be established at the storage-type level, giving Amazon FBA Sellers more control over their shipments.
However, the inventory levels for Amazon FBA sellers are even less predictable now as the ocean travel durations are lengthened at least 2 weeks and more unforeseeable than ever before.
The purpose of these constraints, according to Amazon FBA Service, is to prepare for the continuous high demand. They also stated that, even with the limits, most products will have enough space available.
However, for Amazon FBA sellers who are subject to these limits, keeping up with demand is a challenge, remembering inbound shipments are included in this inventory capacity, this could result in Amazon FBA Vendors being out of stock for extended periods of time, lowering profitability.
How it is going to affect Amazon FBA Sellers?
Amazon FBA Sellers who want to list new FBA products as well as those who don’t want to be out of stock are affected by this change.
Despite having difficulties with Amazon’s policy changes and extending unforeseeable logistics durations, several Amazon FBA sellers have devised inventive ways to keep their stock and revenues afloat.
What are the alternatives?
Amazon FBA Sellers would certainly prefer not to run out of stock completely before sending out a new shipment from China. Instead of sending a shipment to Amazon, they’ll have to send their next order from their manufacturer to their own warehouse or Amazon FBA Freight Forwarders’ warehouse.
In most circumstances, sending a shipment from a domestic warehouse will result in a transit period of roughly one week, as opposed to 1-2 months from China.
Using a third-party logistics provider, an Amazon FBA Freight forwarder to manage products between the producer and an FBA location is the most popular and effective method. This allows Amazon FBA Sellers to maximize their authorized units, reduce the danger of stock erosion, and avoid potentially long waiting periods from their producers by having stock on hand.
How can Forceget help?
Forceget is a top choice as an Amazon logistics service because it is a focused Amazon Freight Forwarder. We offer a broad variety of services for Amazon sellers, with a network of warehouses both in East and West Coasts of US, Canada and China. Warehousing, full container load (FCL) and less than container load (LCL) transportation to fulfillment facilities are all included.