Stranded inventory refers to your FBA inventory currently stored in our fulfillment centers without an active offer on the Amazon website.
The Bulk Fix Stranded Inventory Report acts as an inventory loader file that is prepopulated with your stranded inventory. You can upload this file with the "Add Products via Upload" page to fix your stranded inventory listings in bulk.
The report only includes listings that have fulfillable inventory and a recommended action of Change to FBA, Relist, or Create Listing. The report doesn't include listings where the recommended action is Create Removal Order. For this reason, your Bulk Fix Stranded Inventory report may not match your Stranded Inventory report.
For general guidelines on using inventory loader files, refer to the Inventory Loader Instructions help page.
To get started, request a download to generate a Bulk Fix Stranded Inventory report. Once generated, open the text file using a spreadsheet program and update your listings as follows:
You may find a number of listings with missing price or condition information. To enable these listings, you must fill in the "item-condition" and "price" fields.
|Field Name||Definition||Accepted Values|
|item-condition||Numeric entry that indicates the condition of the product. This field is required.
Note: Not all conditions are available for all categories. For more information about what conditions you may use in your product category, see Condition Guidelines.
|price||Price per item in the currency of the marketplace where you are listing the product. Do not include the currency symbol. This field is required. You must provide a price to make the product available for purchase on Amazon.||Numeric value, greater than zero (0.00)|
If you have a listing, but it is a product that you fulfill yourself, none of your FBA inventory for that product will be available for sale. If you want to fill orders for this product both yourself and through FBA, you will need two separate listings, one for each method.
The report auto populates the "fulfillment-center-id" with a value, which ensures that all listings will be FBA once the report is processed. If you do not want to convert a listing to FBA, please delete this value.
After you finish making adjustments to your listings data, follow the steps below to create an inventory file that you can upload to Amazon.
Once you have saved your inventory file, upload it by going to the Add Products via Upload page.
Follow these steps to upload the file:
Our system creates and posts the processing status and report in the Monitor Upload Status tab within the Add Products via Upload page.
If any listings were not activated due to errors, click the Download your Processing Report link to download the associated processing report. Use this report to diagnose and correct errors in the file you uploaded. When you are ready to upload the edited file, return to the Upload Inventory File page and re-upload your file.
Learn more about reviewing a Processing Report.