Your storage limit is the total amount of inventory that you can store in Amazon fulfilment centres. If you are subject to a restock limit, a restock limit monitor will appear in several places in your seller account, including in your Shipping Queue.
Storage limits are evaluated periodically to determine whether your limit should be adjusted.
We may also create storage limits for specific ASINs. If an ASIN-specific limit is applied to your seller account, you can find the details in the downloadable Inventory Health report under the header ASIN-limit. This information is not available in the online Inventory Health report.
Your current inventory level takes into account your inventory in Amazon fulfilment centres, shipments that have been created but haven't yet arrived, and any processed removal orders.
The green, yellow, and red indicators also alert you to how close you are to your limit:
|Green||Your inventory level is at less than 75% of your limit|
|Yellow||Your inventory level is between 75% and 90% of your limit|
|Red||Your inventory level is at more than 90% of your limit|
You will not be able to create a new shipment until your inventory level drops below your limit. For ASIN-specific limits, you will not be able to add those ASINs to a new shipment until your inventory of that ASIN drops below your limit.
If you send more inventory than your storage limit allows, the extra inventory may be refused at the fulfilment centre. For more information, go to Shipping and routing requirements.
There are three ways to decrease the amount of inventory you have in an Amazon fulfilment centre:
When you create a removal order, cancel a shipment, or make similar changes, the inventory storage monitor won't reflect the changes until your request has been processed, which typically happens on the following day.
You may sometimes be unable to ship units of an ASIN to Amazon after you submit a removal order for the return or disposal of units for this ASIN from a fulfilment centre. This situation often occurs in conjunction with a promotion or before a long-term storage fee assessment.
You may be able to ship this ASIN again after a designated date. You also can send limited quantities of the ASIN if your inventory levels are less than your total projected sales for the next four weeks. Projected sales are based on your actual sales from the past 90 days. Under this scenario, quantities are limited to the number of units that are required to cover projected sales of this ASIN in the next 90 days.
For more information, go to Limits on sending ASINs to Amazon.
To help you manage space in our fulfilment centres for all the products that customers want, we assign storage limits. Limits are based on past sales, current inventory levels, and fulfilment centre capacity. If your storage limit seems low, it’s probably because you’re able to maintain 2 to 4 months of sales for your products with less inventory.
You can see the current limit and utilization for your standard-size and oversize products in the storage monitor in your Shipping Queue.
We periodically assess storage limits. If your inventory performance changes, your storage limit may be updated.
Only inventory that is older than 15 months will be subject to removal (for a fee) after our free inventory removal promotion ends. If you’ve exceeded your storage limit but your inventory is not older than 15 months, then you are not required to move it.
In fact, we encourage you to sell through these units. You cannot create new shipments until your inventory in fulfilment centres is below your storage limit. Shipments that were created before your limit went into effect will be received.
We cannot take requests to change storage limits.