We're excited to announce the Inventory Performance Index, a new metric that aggregates data from your sales, inventory and costs to measure the overall efficiency of your inventory management.
The higher your score, the better your performance.
See your current score, and three specific ways to improve it, on the Inventory Performance Dashboard.
Learn more about the Inventory Performance Dashboard.
Currently, the Shipping Queue and Received Inventory reports provide access to shipping data for shipments created in the last 18 months. To make our reports consistent, effective Sept 15th, 2017 we're updating the Manage FBA Inventory report to show inbound data for shipments created for the same 18-month time period.
Access the fulfillment reports
Amazon no longer permits secondary users to change the deposit method on seller accounts. Only the primary account owner can make such changes. This policy is effective immediately.
Amazon launched a feature that limits the length of the generic keywords attribute to less than 200 bytes in India, 500 bytes in Japan and 250 bytes in every other marketplace except China. The limits have been shown to improve the quality of search results. It applies to newly registered and existing ASINs.
For further information, see how to optimize listings for search and browse.
This month, learn how to link your global accounts and sign on to all of them at once. Also: get a first look at Amazon's first public drone delivery with Amazon Prime Air.Read all about it
If you ship inventory to Amazon with your own contracted carrier, it's important to confirm that your carrier delivers in evenings and on weekends to prevent delays. If you use an Amazon Partnered Carrier or ship by parcel, no action is required on your part. Evening and weekend delivery appointments allow Amazon fulfillment centers to keep up with growing demand. Carriers unable to deliver on weekends or during evening hours must request an appointment for the next available opening.
Our appointment scheduling system is automated and can't take special requests based on contracted carriers' operating hours. You may experience delivery delays if your carrier has limited operating hours.
We've just released Headline Search Ads, a way to showcase your brand above search results. These custom ads send shoppers to your curated brand page, increasing the discoverability of your product collection.*
Not an active Sponsored Products advertiser? Click here to get started.
Already an active Sponsored Products advertiser? Click here to start creating Headline Search Ads (click on the Headline Search Ads tab).*Must be an active Sponsored Products advertiser and enrolled in the Amazon Brand Registry to use Headline Search Ads.
We're now sending the Amazon Seller Newsletter worldwide. Stay on top of your account health and learn about the work robots do in our fulfillment centers.Read all about it
Starting July, 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.
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.
The Taiwanese government has implemented new legislation requiring non-residents who are providing "remote services" to begin collecting Taiwanese value added tax (VAT) on these services when they are provided to Taiwanese residents or persons who are not registered for VAT. In this context, remote services provided by Amazon are the Selling on Amazon fees. The new rules are in effect as of September 1, 2017. Unless you give Amazon a Taiwanese Unified Business Number (UBN) as evidence that you are VAT-registered in Taiwan, the rule requires Amazon to collect and remit Taiwanese VAT at a standard rate of 5% on Selling on Amazon fees paid by sellers who are residents of Taiwan. Taiwanese sellers who give Amazon their UBN will not have a VAT of 5% applied to their Selling on Amazon fees.
If you are a resident of Taiwan and have a UBN, please provide Amazon with this information to avoid having Taiwanese VAT applied to your Selling on Amazon fees.
To provide Amazon with your Taiwanese UBN:
Multi-Channel Fulfillment (MCF) allows you to have Amazon fulfill orders from your other sales channels with the same fast, efficient delivery that powers Amazon Prime and your FBA business. This includes build-in integrations with website providers such as Shopify and 3dcart. MCF fees in the U.S. will be adjusted to reflect the changing costs of fulfillment and to better align with Fulfillment By Amazon's fee structure for orders placed on Amazon.com. The new rates will go into effect August 30, 2017. We're notifying you now to give you time to plan for these changes.
We're introducing the following updates to MCF fees: