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* Amazon Central / Re: Tips from Amazon FC Employee
« on: January 12, 2018, 07:29:44 PM »
Thankfully I don't sell groceries
* Amazon Central / Re: Long-term storage fees February 15
« on: January 08, 2018, 05:39:48 PM »
You must be thinking really hard. I can smell the smoke all the way up here in Ohio. Tell me if you find out anything.
Yes, newbies are the worst. Especially if they come from "that other site".

These pages that I've been working on have been created by Amazon, as they themselves are selling on many of them. However, I have had success getting two changes so far. Slowly working my way down the ever-growing list.

I won't have time to really dedicate to cleaning up stuff until May. On top of selling here and teaching at the college, I am doing taxes this year. I can't wait for April 15th already. Ha!
I had to work with Amazon to have some items 'remeasured.'
They were showing them as over-sized/weighing more.

These are smaller items that self-fulfill buyers had the weight scad high and measurements larger so they could pocket more money on shipping.

Took quite a bit of work over the last year, but feel like I made some lead-way.

I wish they'd let me run Amazon.

The first thing you could do for me (after you take care of your needs) is to help straighten out the categories. So many things listed by Amazon retail that are classified as "books". However, they are either office supplies, health, etc. I think Amazon retail did that just so they could collect an extra 1.80 per unit sold.
* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Technical Issues - Jan 3 2018
« on: January 05, 2018, 08:32:15 PM »
The newbie sellers of this past season seem to whine more on the Amazon Seller Forums than I've ever seen.
They don't want to look questions up.
Automatically post to the seller forums the most elementary, basic questions that I've seen.
And these are our competitors!
Those of us who have sold for years and years and years.

Which is why when some newbie asks the forums where everyone sources their products from, I always answer Alibaba. I then proceed to offer "free" advice and give them the hottest brands to sell: Otterbox, Disney, Avon, Apple, etc.  :0771
* Amazon Central / Re: Long-term storage fees February 15
« on: January 05, 2018, 08:29:21 PM »
I was just thinking of something....

The email said any units removed could not be sent back in until July 1st....


What if I were to create a shipment to be sent in BEFORE creating the removal order?

Would my FBA shipment still go through and circumvent the date restriction?
* Amazon Central / Re: Long-term storage fees February 15
« on: January 04, 2018, 03:38:30 PM »
Note: As of this time, there are no "free" removals. Each item removed will be assessed the appropriate removal order fee.

I was really hoping for free removal.
* Amazon Central / Long-term storage fees February 15
« on: January 04, 2018, 03:36:38 PM »
Hello from Fulfillment by Amazon,

FBA’s twice-yearly Inventory Cleanup is scheduled for February 15, 2018. Units that have been in a U.S. fulfillment center for 181 to 365 days as of February 15, 2018 will incur a long-term storage fee of $11.25 per cubic foot on that date. Units in a fulfillment center for more than 365 days will incur a fee of $22.50 per cubic foot.

As of January 1, 2018, the units below are subject to fees unless you submit a removal order (or they sell) before February 15, 2018:

    $11.25 USD/cubic foot (181 to 365 days): 2,564 units, $479.92
    $22.50 USD/cubic foot (more than 365 days): 198 units, $68.77

If you have enabled automated long-term storage removals, the inventory above will not be charged long-term storage fees. Automated removal orders will be processed after February 15, 2018. Standard removal fees apply.

To see your settings, go to Automated Long-Term Storage Removals Settings in Seller Central. For more information, visit Remove inventory automatically.

You cannot send in more units of the affected ASINs until July 1, 2018 if you:

    Submit a removal order before February 15, 2018 to have this inventory returned to you
    Have enabled automated long-term storage removals

Your remaining inventory of these ASINs can still be sold. You are responsible for paying the appropriate fees for the return of any units.

You can send these ASINs to Amazon if your inventory levels fall below our sales projection for eight consecutive weeks. This projection is based on your actual sales from the previous 90 days.

To see inventory that is subject to long-term storage fees, go to Inventory Age in Seller Central, or download the Inventory Age report. For more information, visit FBA long-term storage fees.

Thank you for selling on Amazon.


The Fulfillment by Amazon team
My initial review determined we won't have too much of an issue since most of our products are on the smaller and lighter side of things. So, we fit in the small standard category which won't change in price for us. That will be nice come Christmas time when I want to ship a lot of FBA stock ahead of time to  minimize stock-outs.
* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Technical Issues - Jan 3 2018
« on: January 04, 2018, 03:31:22 PM »
My seller central looks different also. But what is up with the weird lines separating things in some of the widgets? Are we 8 years old that we can't tell the difference between this line and that line?
* Amazon Central / Re: Custom Reports Limited to 180 Days Now
« on: January 03, 2018, 06:58:24 PM »
I found out it is an old link so it might eventually go away if any of the programmers realize what they did.
* Amazon Central / Custom Reports Limited to 180 Days Now
« on: January 02, 2018, 01:29:15 AM »
Amazon has limited their custom reports for payment summaries to 180 days. Someone in the forum posted the following link that allows us to print a full year's summary report.The work-around worked for me.
* Amazon Central / HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!!!
« on: January 01, 2018, 04:12:35 AM »
Happy New Years everyone! 2017 is done and let a new year of success begin in 2018!
* Amazon Central / Re: Baltimore Amazon Warehouse
« on: December 27, 2017, 03:13:48 AM »
I had this happen last year to one shipment.
They found the one shipment weeks after Christmas when the items wouldn't and didn't sell.
I paid to have them returned.

I'm blessed not to ever have to been required to show invoices. I have them, but darn it would've been a bear to find them.
I've read of others nightmares with invoices and Amazon.

Two shipments lost after being delivered.
Two entire shipments to the Maryland warehouse.
Boxes packed to the nth degree.
Fought tooth and nail to receive credit.

Seller Support...don't get me started.
What about the sellers who don't know how 'Amazon' used to run and this type of incident was handled much more smoothly?

Reconcilation funds have arrived.

I will probably not send anymore shipments to Maryland until this is straightened out.
The seller forum boards were not pleased with Maryland.

To all the warehouse workers with Amazon:
Thank you for the smooth transition of getting my items received and into my inventory fast.
Rest because you deserve it.

Shouldn't you exempt Maryland from your well wishes? Ha!
* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Services LLC (beta)
« on: December 23, 2017, 11:43:01 AM »
You're going to be factored into the B2B no matter what come January.
I argued this with them and was told...Oh well, it's automatic come January.

Oh joy. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to me.

<sarcasm fully intended>
* Amazon Central / Re: Baltimore Amazon Warehouse
« on: December 23, 2017, 11:41:05 AM »
Be prepared with the appropriate invoices, if necessary. If this is a large shipment, Amazon will not want to pay anything above invoice costs. Hopefully they don't do that and just give you the amount you would have received had those items sold. Or, they could find the items after Christmas and you will be stuck with items that you won't be able to sell.
* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Changes to Marketplace Tax Collections
« on: December 19, 2017, 08:27:30 PM »
Better them than us. It would be a nightmare if we had to comply with 45 different state laws for collecting and submitting sales tax
* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Services LLC (beta)
« on: December 19, 2017, 08:26:09 PM »
This explains the other "payment transfers" that do not fall on regular disbursement days/times.

Makes me want to re-think whether I want to be b2b
And if anything of yours is FBA, Jeff's gonna reward you helping to build his empire by charging you higher monthly inventory fees  :h0035
* Amazon Central / Re: Baltimore Amazon Warehouse
« on: December 19, 2017, 08:22:10 PM »
What happened with your reconciliation?
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