To better manage fulfillment center storage space, so that products are received and shipped to buyers more quickly, inventory storage limits can be applied. Storage limits are based on volume, which is measured in cubic meters, and are set for each storage type. Your current limits, potential storage limits, and usage are shown when you expand Storage Volume, which you can view in your Inventory performance dashboard and Shipping Queue.
Individual selling accounts have a set storage limit of 0.28 cubic meters. These accounts are not subject to increases in storage limits.
Professional selling accounts may or may not have storage limits, depending on the following criteria:
Professional accounts that have storage limits will receive a minimum of 0.71 cubic meters per storage type.
You can track your IPI score on the Inventory performance dashboard and learn more details on IPI on the IPI Help page. This free tool provides a hub for optimizing your FBA business, including customized recommendations to grow your sales and reduce costs. Your score is updated weekly based on your ongoing inventory management. This change only applies to sellers with professional selling plans.
Storage limits are applicable for four storage types: small/standard-size, oversize/supersize, apparel and footwear. To see which storage types your products are categorized as and how much cubic meters they occupy, go to Manage Inventory Health page.
Dangerous goods storage limit adjustments (flammable and aerosol) are handled separately from other storage types. For more information, search for "dangerous goods" in Seller Central and select Dangerous goods FAQ at the top of the search panel.
Example: A unit measuring 100 x 60 x 25 cm divided by 1,000,000 = 0.15 cubic meters.
Under the FBA inventory storage limits policy, you will not be able to create a new shipment to Amazon for a storage type until your inventory level drops below your limit for that storage type.
For example, if your current limit for standard-size inventory is 3 cubic meters and you have 5 cubic meters of standard-size inventory at an Amazon fulfilment center, you will not be able to create a new standard-size inventory shipment. However, if you are below your storage limit for oversize inventory, you can create shipments of oversize inventory.
If you send more inventory than what your storage limit allows, the extra inventory may be refused at the fulfillment center. For more information, see Shipping and routing requirements.
Storage overage fees will be charged if your existing inventory exceeds your storage limit for any storage type on any day within a given month. To learn more, visit Overage fee.
There are three ways to decrease the amount of inventory you have in an Amazon fulfillment center:
No, storage space cannot be purchased.
No. Storage types are determined by Amazon based on the characteristics of a product.
You can check which storage type your products are categorized as and how much cubic meters they occupy on the Manage Inventory Health page.
No. Inventory cannot be traded between storage types.
Most sellers with Professional selling accounts have an IPI score but some do not, because we do not have enough data to generate a score for the account. This is usually the case for sellers who are new to FBA or have small quantities of FBA inventory.
You can view the date you received your first IPI score by clicking the Show details link under the IPI score color bar. This will reveal your Historical performance index and your First IPI score date will be visible above the graph.
Most sellers will receive their first IPI score approximately 15 weeks after their first product is received by FBA.
Visit the Inventory performance dashboard for recommendations on managing your inventory.
Dangerous goods (aka hazmat) storage limit adjustments will be handled separately from this new policy. Refer to Dangerous goods identification guide for more details.