ASIN Accelerator: Restock or remove inventory - Amazon.com
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Restock or remove inventory

By keeping best-selling products in stock, you're poised to capture sales. If you run out of in-demand items because your inventory isn't restocked, even loyal customers are likely to buy elsewhere.

Not only do you lose sales, but your sales rank drops as well. Sales rank greatly affects where your product appears in search results. A lower ranking means you might get less traffic to your product page, and fewer sales. Focus on inventory levels and restock popular products quickly to avoid these long-term impacts.

Stock your best-selling products at the right levels with the Restock Inventory tool. The tool:
  • Recommends order dates that affect your lead times

  • Recommends order quantities based on your order constraints

  • Adjusts for past sales and seasonal demand patterns
Seller Central has other inventory planning tools to help you manage your FBA inventory more easily. Use the Manage Excess Inventory tool to reduce storage costs by removing items that aren't selling as well. This tool lets you make data-driven decisions based on economic modeling that's customized for your business.

What to consider

How you manage inventory can have a big impact on your bottom line. By mastering the inventory planning tools, you can maximize profits, minimize costs, and save time. Here are tips for using two of the tools:

Restock Inventory:

  • Create shipments with prepopulated quantities.

  • Group your inventory by supplier or supplier nickname.

  • Carefully set your reorder frequency and lead times to reduce the chance of best-sellers going out of stock.

Manage Excess Inventory:

  • Check your excess inventory levels weekly.

  • Use bulk actions and APIs to save time and simplify inventory management.

  • Update inventory settings.

How to get started

Restock Inventory
  • In Seller Central (sign-in required), click on Inventory Planning in the Inventory menu, then click Restock Inventory.

  • On the far right of the page, click Download report.

  • Go to developer.amazonservices.com and click on Reports in the APIs & Documentation section to get the Marketplace Web Services Reports API.
Manage Excess Inventory
  • In Seller Central (sign-in required), click on Inventory Planning in the Inventory menu, then click Manage Excess Inventory.

  • On the far right of the page, click Download Report.

  • Go to developer.amazonservices.com and click on Reports in the APIs & Documentation section to get the Marketplace Web Services Reports API.