June 7, 2020


Connecting People

Amazon vendors up in arms over FBA shipment freeze

Back in mid-March, Amazon notified sellers in the US and EU that it would no more time be receiving non-vital shipments of Fulfilled-by-Amazon (FBA) stock.

Though the freeze for these marketplaces was originally set to stop on April five, in its FAQ, Amazon states:  “Given that the affect of COVID-19 is nevertheless producing, we do not have an precise day when functions will be absolutely restored. Rather, any time doable we will make it possible for extra products to be received, even though nevertheless guaranteeing our achievement facilities are in a position to course of action superior-precedence products.”

A new report from Jungle Scout has unveiled that at least fifty three per cent of Amazon sellers are afflicted by the freeze. Nearly all 3rd-celebration sellers market their products via FBA and only pick sellers are at the moment authorized to market products in authorized classes.

Presently the classes the ecommerce large is accepting include toddler, wellness & home, attractiveness & personal treatment, grocery, industrial & scientific and pet supplies.

FBA shipment freeze

As of now, Amazon FBA sellers in the US and EU marketplaces will not be in a position to create shipments to be received at Amazon’s achievement facilities via Seller Central until eventually the freeze is lifted.

In all marketplaces besides for Italy, India and France, FBA sellers can nevertheless market non-vital products. Even so, they can not mail their non-vital stock into the company’s achievement network. This implies that sellers must ship any stock that is not already a component of Amazon’s FBA offer chain them selves or use an additional 3rd-celebration achievement network.

On a extra optimistic take note while, the organization is waiving the lengthy-time period storage cost for April for sellers in the US, British isles, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Poland and the Czech Republic.

Sellers can nevertheless market vital products if they’re in a position to create listings for them. Though sellers attempting to list products in just one of the six vital classes may need to have Amazon’s acceptance to do so.

Through JungleScout