How To Avoid Amazon Long Term Storage Fees For 1 Year – Amazon FBA
Amazon Long Term Storage Fees
How can we avoid these Amazon long term storage fees as a seller?
It is very simple
Amazon charges the long-term storage fees twice per year. On February 15th and on August 15th
So the trick is to make sure you send you inventory in, after February 15th or after August 15th.
This may seem like an easy thing to do, but in reality, it isn’t that simple.
It depends on a few factors:
– How much inventory do you have left
– How long does your inventory take to arrive at Amazon FBA
– How many units you sell per day
But like I said on the Podcast, that is just a matter of inventory management.
If you are selling very slow it is easier to do, and if you are selling very fast, more than likely you will not have a product at Amazon for more than 6 months.
The perfect inventory management, in my opinion, will be to have enough units in stock as I sell in 45 days, plus the number of days it takes my inventory to land.
And the time it takes for the inventory to land depends on the time of the year and the season.
So, again the tip to avoid Amazon FBA long term storage fees ( yes this is the seo part of the text)
Is to make sure to send you shipments after the 15th of February or August, so that way when 6 months later Amazon checks your inventory, it will be there for a maximum of 5 months and 20 something days.
Therefore they will only check your inventory again 6 months later on the 15th, and by then your inventory has been in stock at Amazon FBA for 360 days and you only have to pay the long term storage fee for the 6 months.
Now if you have your inventory in storage at Amazon for more than 1 year without selling… the problem is not the storage fees, but your product research!
Please let me know if this has helped you