The Inventory Performance dashboard helps you identify opportunities to grow your sales, reduce costs, and track key performance metrics.
Your IPI score measures how efficient and productive you are in managing your FBA inventory. Multiple factors can influence your IPI score, but the most important factors are your actions. Remember to do the following:
In-stock rate is not included as an influencing factor in Canada. But we encourage you to keep your most popular products in stock as much as possible to meet demand and maximize customer satisfaction.
For more information, go to IPI frequently asked questions.
There are three categories of recommendations to help you improve your IPI:
The IPI dashboard displays a performance bar for each of the three categories:
The Inventory Performance page also provides additional metrics within each factor, which you can see by selecting Show more details. After selecting Show more details for each category, you’ll see inventory management tools that provide recommendations to improve your performance.
We consider an item excess (overstock) if it has over 90 days of supply based on the forecasted demand. Track your excess inventory percentage, which is the percentage of your FBA inventory units that have been identified as excess.
In addition to the performance bar, three related metrics are shown with the excess inventory percentage on the Inventory Performance dashboard:
When inventory is not available for purchase due to a listing problem, it results in lost sales and storage costs. This inventory is referred to as stranded inventory. Your stranded inventory percentage is measured by the percentage of your FBA inventory units that are currently not available for purchase on Amazon.
In addition to the performance bar, two related metrics are shown with the stranded inventory percentage on the Inventory Performance dashboard:
Maintain the right balance of inventory with your rolling 90-day FBA sell-through rate. This rate represents your sold and shipped units over the past 90 days divided by the average number of units in stock in our fulfilment centres during that period.
In addition to the performance bar, two related metrics also appear with your FBA sell-through rate on the Inventory Performance dashboard: