Amazon suddenly “finds” a pile of lost inventory
Many sellers were perplexed on Wednesday after Amazon informed them it would add inventory to their Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) account.
Amazon said its fulfillment center inventory was not assigned to the sellers account “due to an error in one or more of your shipments to an Amazon fulfillment center.”
Amazon has not said it will assign items to owner accounts; rather, he said he would assign articles to accounts that he has determined to be the owner of unallocated inventory. “Between July 14 and July 30, you may start to see items from past expeditions being added to your account,” he said.
One salesperson asked, “Has this inventory been left under a conveyor belt anywhere for the past 10 years?” Should I expect a large drop of melted CDs? “
Could it be that Amazon had cleaned up its fulfillment centers and found items that it had no idea were there?
Here are the emails reported by sellers:
We are contacting you because we have identified you as the owner of inventory that was not previously assigned to your account due to an error in one or more of your shipments to an Amazon fulfillment center.
On July 14, 2021, we’ll start assigning items to the accounts we determine to be the owner of unallocated inventory. Between July 14 and July 30, you may start to see items from previous shipments being reinstated to your account.
You have not been charged a storage fee for items that were not previously assigned to your account. Once inventory is assigned to your account, monthly storage fees will apply.
If you do not wish to continue offering these items for sale, you can submit a request to remove them. We will waive the withdrawal fees for these specific items until August 27, 2021 at 11:59 PM. From August 28 at midnight, you will be charged the standard withdrawal fee for withdrawing the units that have been allocated to you.
For more information, go to “Remove Inventory from a Fulfillment Center”
To see the inventory that has been assigned to your account as part of this effort, download your inventory adjustments after July 30 report and filter using the instructions below:
Some sellers were suspicious. It is probably advisable for all FBA sellers to ensure that the inventory allocated to their account is genuine and the inventory that they have sent to Amazon. (As noted above, the notice says sellers can view their Inventory Adjustments report after July 30.)
It’s also a reminder to check your account to make sure you’re only paying storage fees for items you own – Amazon is giving sellers until the end of August to remove the inventory it assigns to them. account before you start charging storage fees.