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Fulfillment by Amazon Liquidations Program Temporarily Closed

As of October 2, 2017, the FBA Liquidations program is temporarily closed.
If you have not received payment for your units, note that we are still working to secure the best price for your inventory.

If you have already enrolled units, and you have not received payment, the liquidation proceeds will appear in your account within 3 weeks.

We called this
I didn't choose many to be liquidationed, it was more of an experiment.
Now I know.
Same here.
Except I do PR, Virgin Islands, Hawaii and Alaska.
I worked the numbers and most of my APO addresses are cut that out.
I've had items in route go stranded.
This I don't understand.
The items were in the warehouse.
The items were active.
I ship more items into Amazon Warehouse.
While in route the previously active items go stranded.

Hustle, hustle, hustle to get the items unstranded before my items hit the warehouse.
Pay us to advertise and we'll give you the tips.
* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Additional FBA listing requirements
« on: October 01, 2017, 05:08:04 PM »
I've been having to do it, also.
My thoughts were that it absolves Amazon of any liability.
I agree.
I have a shipment ready to go except uploading it.
Do I have time today?
Am I making time so I don't have to upload the new info that the original creator of the page didn't input?
Day stated is October 2nd...I'll start then.
* Amazon Central / Re: Beginner's Luck
« on: October 01, 2017, 04:56:21 PM »
I could do it blind-folded and with one hand tied behind my back.
* Amazon Central / Amazon Bytes for Keyword Search
« on: September 28, 2017, 08:47:53 AM »
Policy updates
• Important changes to keyword search limit
Limiting search keywords has been shown to improve the quality of search results. In an effort to help customers find the right products, please ensure your product search keywords for the US marketplace are 250 characters or less (not including spaces and punctuation). It's important that you follow this policy for existing and newly registered ASINS or they will not be searchable on Amazon.

1 byte = 1 digit
space = 1 byte
number = 1 byte
letter = 1 byte
Special symbols = 2 bytes

Via: Amazon Seller Forums
* Amazon Central / Re: Beginner's Luck
« on: September 27, 2017, 09:07:46 PM »
Expected more from that article...that info is easily searched out.
* Amazon Central / New requirement when sending products to Amazon FBA
« on: September 27, 2017, 09:05:44 PM »
New requirement when sending products to Amazon

Hello from Fulfillment by Amazon,

In order for your products to be placed in our fulfillment centers more accurately and to be ready for sale quicker, starting on October 2, 2017, you will be required to provide the weight of a product in the manufacturer’s original packaging.

This information will help improve the accuracy of your inventory records and help move your products through our fulfillment network more efficiently so that they can become ready for sale quicker. You will receive a prompt to enter this weight for each ASIN when you create a new shipping plan if this information is not already on file. You will only be asked to provide this information once per ASIN.

The weight of the product in the manufacturer’s original packaging is needed in addition to the box content information, because it allows us to calculate the weight of each unit within the box individually.

Visit Send FBA inventory to Amazon (sign-in required) to learn more about shipping to our fulfillment centers.

To find out more about box content information, visit Box content information for shipments to Amazon (sign-in required).

Thank you for selling on Amazon.


The Fulfillment by Amazon team

**Note to self: Expect shipments to take three times as long thanks to listing against other sellers items that didn't fill in the weight when they set up the Amazon catalog page.
* Great Deals / Big Lots Friends & Family starts this weekend
« on: September 27, 2017, 10:36:53 AM »
Friends & Family starts this weekend
20% off

Saturday: Rewards Members, get 20% off your entire purchase all day Saturday, September 30th**. Plus, get free shipping on orders $99 or more online*. To use in store, scan your Rewards card at checkout. To use online, sign in to your Rewards account before checkout, and the discount will be automatically applied. See other restrictions below.

Sunday: All customers get 20% off your entire purchase all day Sunday, October 1st**! Extended store hours 8am to 10pm. To use in store, present coupon or barcode to cashier. Online discount will be automatically applied. No code needed!
* Amazon Central / Amazon Additional FBA listing requirements
« on: September 27, 2017, 10:29:06 AM »
Additional FBA listing requirements
Sep 26, 2017

As a reminder, when you select Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) for your listing, you will be required to provide additional information about the product.

To ensure the safety of our customers and compliance with all applicable regulations, you will need to provide additional information on any products that are batteries, contain or are sold with batteries, or may be considered dangerous goods (also called hazardous materials or Hazmat). To learn more about dangerous goods, please refer to the Dangerous goods identification guide.

For batteries and products containing or sold with batteries, you will be asked for descriptive characteristics such as battery composition (e.g., lithium ion, alkaline, etc.) and the number of batteries. Most technical details are listed on the outside of the battery or are available from the manufacturer.
For products considered dangerous goods, you will be required to provide additional information to identify characteristics of the product such as flammability or corrosiveness that would indicate the transportation classification (UN Number). This information can often be found on the item’s outer packaging or a Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
For more information, please view our help videos – Information on Dangerous Goods and Battery Questions Help.

If you do not provide the requested information, you will not be able to create or convert your product listing(s) to FBA. At this time, listings that are already converted to FBA will not be impacted by this change.
Ten tips to prepare your advertising for the holiday season
Sep 26, 2017

We’ve compiled ten tips to help you leverage Sponsored Products and Headline Search Ads to help grow your holiday advertising. Use these tips throughout the season to optimize your ads and reach holiday shoppers with targeted ads for your products. View the tips here.

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Already registered? Create and optimize your campaigns.
* Amazon Central / Amazon Handling Time and Transit Time Policy Changes
« on: September 27, 2017, 10:27:25 AM »
Handling Time and Transit Time Policy Changes
Sep 21, 2017

You can now set the Handling Time for all your products to 1 day in Shipping Settings.  If any of your products already had 1 day Handling Time, then this change is effective immediately. To change this setting, go to the Edit Product page or use the Inventory file templates. For more information, visit Modify delivery time.

Based on feedback from sellers, we made this change to allow faster delivery times and therefore improve buyer satisfaction. For sellers who are already shipping items within 1 day, your new and existing products may be automatically defaulted to 1 day Handling Time.

The default Transit Time and available SLAs for Standard Shipping within the United States are also being updated to better serve our customers:
Media Item (Books, Music, Video, and DVD) updates:
4 – 8 business days to the Lower 48 States
7 – 14 business days to Hawaii and Alaska
Non-Media Item updates:
3 – 5 business days to Lower 48 States
4 – 8 business days to Hawaii and Alaska
Be sure to edit your shipping templates within Shipping Settings. To change the default settings, visit Create, edit, or delete shipping templates.

A new SLA of 2-4 days is also being introduced and will be available for selection by end of October. If you use USPS Priority or USPS First Class Mail for shipments to the Lower 48 states, we recommend you set a Transit Time of 2 – 4 business days to optimize customer experience. You will receive an email communication when this change becomes available.
Restriction on shipments of products that don’t have an active offer
Sep 22, 2017

Starting September 21, 2017, you can no longer ship additional units of products with stranded inventory to an Amazon fulfillment center. Stranded inventory refers to FBA inventory in fulfillment centers that do not have an associated active offer, and as a result, are not available for purchase by customers on Amazon. During shipment creation, you will see a stranded inventory alert if you add a product with existing stranded inventory to your shipment.

You can attempt to fix your stranded inventory by going to the Fix Stranded Inventory page and taking the suggested action to associate your inventory with an active offer. You can also try fixing your inventory listings in bulk using the Bulk Fix Stranded Inventory Report. If you are unable to fix the stranded inventory, you may need to create a removal order or contact Seller Support.

Important: If you do not fix a stranded inventory issue within 30 days of notice, we may dispose of your stranded inventory in accordance with FBA policies. For more information, see the Required removals help page.

You can find frequently asked questions about stranded inventory on the Fix Stranded Inventory help page. We welcome your feedback on these changes at
* Amazon Central / Order Not Received - Shipped by Amazon FBA
« on: September 27, 2017, 09:21:47 AM »
I don't have any idea what is going on with the recent increase of refunds to customers.
Reason of all but one: Order Not Received
We're talking double digits in the past month.

I contacted Seller Support and was told that the items show as delivered.
But state to wait the blah 45 blah days blah blah blah.

I know this.
What I wanted them to know is that there is a uptick in the amount of received items being claimed as order not received scamming of Amazon/Sellers and pass along my worries.
Won't do any good, but geeeeesh...if my numbers are up, I can only imagine the big sellers.
* Amazon Central / Re: Feedback the...
« on: September 25, 2017, 11:02:41 AM »
I hear ya.

If I can't get to them, how do I educate them?
I do not understand how in the heck Amazon doesn't realize they are speaking in circles.
* Amazon Central / Re: Immediately - Important change to bank account policy
« on: September 25, 2017, 10:59:26 AM »
Why in the world did they allow secondary users to do that in the first place?  :-X

* Amazon Central / Feedback the...
« on: September 20, 2017, 05:19:15 PM »
Ok, I'm told to 'educate' my buyer about Amazon's feedback policy.

1) Customer has communications blocked from all Amazon sellers.
2) Against Amazon policies to contact customer via phone.

Asked Seller Support when I was told to educate my
When I can't call them and they have communications blocked?

Response: Contact your buyer and educate them of Amazon's feedback polices.
Second query: I ask them how and upgrade this case to a Team Leader.
Response: Contact your buyer and educate them of Amazon's feedback polices.

Third query: I ask them how.
Response: I need to contact my buyer and educate them of Amazon's policies. 
<rolling eyes>
flippin' bots
* Amazon Central / Free inventory removal for a limited time 9-20-2017
« on: September 20, 2017, 05:14:20 PM »
Hello from Fulfillment by Amazon,

On October 1, 2017, monthly inventory storage fees will increase from $0.64 per cubic foot to $2.35 per cubic foot for standard-size items and from $0.43 per cubic foot to $1.15 per cubic foot for oversize items for October, November, and December. For a limited time, however, you can remove inventory for free to avoid these previously announced fees.

Starting today, September 19, 2017, FBA is waiving new removal-order fees for inventory that's currently in U.S. fulfillment centers. Act quickly before normal removal fees apply again.

To start, go to Manage Excess Inventory (Pro sellers) or FBA Inventory Age (Individual sellers) in Seller Central (sign-in required). Then choose Create removal order from the menu next to any FBA item in your inventory.

The new Inventory Performance Index (IPI) can help you identify which ASINs to remove. The IPI will show your excess inventory and the estimated costs of holding this inventory. 

If you remove inventory free of charge under this promotion, you will not be able to send in more units of these ASINs until your inventory levels fall below our projection of your sales for the next two months or until January 1, 2018. This sales projection is based on your average sales from the past 90 days. 

Note that removals during peak and promotional periods could take longer to process than the standard 10 to 14 days. Learn more about free removals (sign-in required).

The duration of the promotion is limited and may be discontinued at any time. Act now to take advantage.

Thank you for selling on Amazon.


The Fulfillment by Amazon team
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