Jimmy is an Amazon FBA seller who got hit hard with Amazon’s FBA Long term storage fees
How Can I Avoid Amazon FBA Long Term Storage Fees?
To avoid the LTSF there are a couple ways to go about it.
One of the ways may not seem totally white hat, but in reality, there is nothing against it.
The most used and obvious way it to control your inventory and not allow the stock to be extra.
If you have stock extra after 6 months, maybe its time to see why it didn’t sell and may consider it a dead product.
If you have a product at Amazon’s warehouses long enough to pay FBA long term storage fees, it means the product isn’t moving fast enough or you ordered too many.
The second way to do it is to remove the inventory before Amazon charges you the FBA long term storage fees.
But, if you remove an Asin from Amazon, they will not let you restock it for 60 days!
So, the solution is to remove it to a 3rd party warehouse, replace the FNSKU with a new FNSKU from a different seller central account (authorized accounts of course) and have this second account now sell the product.
Notice that if you send inventory after the FBA long term storage fee date, by the time the next LTSF date arrives your product hasn’t been there for 6 months!
For example, if the Amazon FBA long term storage fees are charged on February 15th, and you send inventory in on March 1st, by the time August 15th LTSF come around, your Asin has only been at the FBA warehouse for 5.8 months and not 6
So, basically with this trick, you can have the product sit at Amazon for 11 months before it gets charged LTSF
I hope the message was clear and I hope it will help someone
Meanwhile here is a great episode to listen to, or read:
Quin Amorim, Host of Selling Online Podcast