Restock limits are set per storage type, based on your past and forecasted sales, allowing you to allocate these limits across your ASINs. You can view your storage-type-level restock limits and utilisation from Inventory performance or Shipping Queue, by expanding Restock limits monitor at the bottom of the page.
The Restock limits monitor shows:
We are continuously improving our policies to improve the efficiency of our fulfilment network and to better receive your products. We believe that restock limits provide better flexibility to allocate your limits and manage the inventory that you send to Amazon.
Various factors are taken in account when generating the restock limits, including seasonal and peak selling periods of your products, forecasts for your ASINs and the new selections that you carry. Forecasts are generated by sophisticated machine learning models to predict your seasonal sales based on previous sales volume.
Go to your restock limits monitor and review your maximum shipment quantity by storage type. This can be used across your ASINs based on your choice.
We continually assess our network capacity to find opportunities to increase restock limits and best support your business. You can see your most up-to-date limits by expanding your restock limits monitor at the bottom of the Inventory performance dashboard. We will update restock limits regularly. Selling Partner Support does not provide further guidance.
You may be unable to create a shipment for your products for any of the following reasons:
Your maximum shipment quantity is equal to the maximum inventory level minus utilisation. Therefore, reducing utilisation can help create headroom for new shipment creations.You can reduce the utilisation of your limits either by (1) cancelling open shipments for products that you do not intend to send to Amazon or (2) decreasing the amount of inventory that you have in a fulfilment centre.
Go to Restock inventory to view the recommended replenishment quantity for these SKUs and replenish them as soon as possible. We’ve improved the tool so that your recommendations are within your restock limits by storage type.The Restock inventory tool helps you plan how much inventory to send to Amazon fulfilment centres and when to send it. Recommendations are shown in these columns: Recommended replenishment qty and Recommended ship date.
MCF orders are included in your past and forecasted sales data, which is used to calculate your restock limits.
The products that fall into the Standard-size, Oversize, Clothing and Footwear storage types are no longer subject to ASIN-level quantity limits. You can send these types of inventory to Amazon within a storage type subject to restock limits.
However, FBA restricted products may be subject to a different quantity limit policy. Learn more in Restricted products.
Restock limits and storage limits are two different limits that are designed to manage the inflow of inventory (restock limits) and the usage of physical space in our fulfilment centres (storage limits).
Restock limits are calculated based on your historical sales and forecasted demand at both seller/ASIN level. Your maximum shipment quantity equals the maximum inventory level allowed minus utilisation.
Storage limits works with your Inventory Performance Index (IPI) score, which measures how efficient and productive you are in managing your on-hand FBA inventory.
|Restock Limit||Storage Volume Limit|
|What is it?||Determined on historical and forecasted sales, and determine the maximum unit quantity that you are allowed to send and store in Amazon fulfilment centres.||Based on volume, measured in cubic feet, and determine the fulfilment centre capacity that you can use.|
|What it manages?||Inflow of inventory||Physical storage volume|
|IPI score relevance||Applies irrespective of IPI score||Applies if your IPI is below threshold|
Cubic foot or cubic metre
|Applicable fee if utilisation is greater than the limits||N/A||Overage fees|
|Utilisation||Includes inventory at Amazon and shipments on the way||Includes inventory at Amazon|
Both storage limits and restock limits may apply to your account. If you reach the limit for either the Restock Limits or the Storage Volume in any of the category buckets, you will not be able to send further inventory to our fulfilment centres in the respective category (Standard-size, Oversize, Clothing, Footwear). You can view these limits through the inventory performance dashboard.
We will continue to make adjustments to best support your business and keep you informed along the way.
No. Storage types are determined based on the product’s characteristics. To view the storage types your products that are categorised under, go to FBA inventory age.
No. Restock limits cannot be traded between storage types.