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Amazon FBA Quantity Limits in 2022: What You Need to Know
Amazon’s quantity limits are often shifting, so it’s important for sellers to stay on top of the latest limits and regulations.
If you’re currently or planning to sell via the Amazon FBA program in 2022, here’s everything you need to know about the most recent quantity limits.
If your products sell quickly, your IPI score remains high, and slow-selling inventory stocks will lower your IPI score
Why Does Amazon Have Quantity Limits?
Essentially, Amazon does not want to accept more products into its fulfillment centers than will sell. Quantity limits are calculated and put into place based on Amazon’s confidence in their sellability and ability to store products – FBA isn’t intended to be a long-term storage solution like a warehouse would be.
So, Amazon sellers that send products to fulfillment centers with a high sell rate will be able to send more products than sellers who take a longer time to deplete inventory. Amazon manages this by giving sellers an Inventory Performance Index score – if your products sell quickly, your IPI score remains high, while overstocks or slow-selling inventory stocks will lower your IPI score and result in Amazon decreasing your restock quantity limits.
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What are the Current Amazon Inventory Limits?
During the summer of 2020, Amazon changed its fulfillment center storage quantity limit to only 200 units of product, a restriction that many sellers found difficult.
Then in April of 2021, Amazon put a new type of inventory limitation in place, this time based on storage type. Storage types like standard size and oversize had different maximum quantity limits.
Many Fulfillment by Amazon sellers welcomed this change, but still, it caused others to lose some of their storage.
In February 2022, Amazon input restocks as well as storage limits for each storage-level type. An important factor to keep in mind is that restock limits include units of product that are en route to a fulfillment center – if you have 3,000 units in storage but 1,000 on their way, Amazon will count your storage as 4,000 units full.
Amazon sellers must navigate storage limits when adding a new product or when they want to sell more units of a product, such as during holidays or other peak retail times. For example, if a seller has 5,000 units of standard storage and is already using 4,000 units of that on one product, they’re left with only 1,000 to launch a new product or increase inventory, which might present some tricky priority compromisations.
Sellers with a “good” IPI score of 450 or above benefit from higher inventory storage quantities
Best Practices for Increasing Your FBA Storage Limit
Amazon sellers should first relieve themselves of the headache of keeping up with quantity measures manually.
Using an algorithmically-automated inventory management system ensures that a solution is constantly updating inventory data on your behalf, allowing you to easily check analytics and performance without having to calculate it yourself.
Feedvisor’s award-winning repricing technology, for example, works to ensure that all of your inventory and sales goals are being met while automatically adjusting pricing to meet changes in inventory and data.
Importance of Maintaining a Good IPI Score on Amazon
It’s also crucial to maintain a good IPI score.
As Amazon themselves put it, “Sellers with consistently higher IPI scores will receive higher storage limits, adjusted for sales volume and available capacity. When setting limits for an upcoming quarter, Amazon considers both your recent sales volume and seasonal volume from the last year.”
In 2022, Amazon sellers with an IPI score below 450 will find their inventory confined to tighter storage limits. Sellers with a “good” IPI score of 450 or above benefit from higher inventory storage quantities. And best of all, sellers who score 450 or over for two consecutive weeks will have access to unlimited storage space for each storage type.
A platform like Feedvisor ensures that your inventory levels are always optimal, improving your IPI score and making sure that you can ultimately store as much product as possible on Amazon.
Talk to a Feedvisor expert today to learn exactly how Feedvisor’s market-leading technology can help maximize your Amazon store’s profitability and growth.