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  • Low Inventory Fee Explained: Mastering Amazon’s New Fee

    Low Inventory Fee Explained: Mastering Amazon’s New Fee

    Amazon’s introduction of the low inventory fee in 2024 is one of the more unusual fees released in the past few years by Amazon. Why? It is a fee that impacts you as a potential expense but also impacts your cash flow by forcing you to buy, stock, and maintain more inventory. A normal FBA… Read…


  • Why You Shouldn’t Use 2D Barcodes — and When You Should

    Why You Shouldn’t Use 2D Barcodes — and When You Should

    In the past year or so, “2D Barcodes” have gotten a lot of hype for a variety of operational reasons. With that said, unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation on their function, use, benefits, and their disadvantages.  What is a 2D Barcode? A 2D barcode is a barcode that stores data in 2 dimensions… Read…


  • Demystifying Restock Limits: How they Work

    In April 2021, Amazon announced Account Level Restock limits. And to be frank, many sellers don’t understand them. I am going to break them down after multiple weeks of study, data analysis, and research for you. I have worked with dozens of sellers within our 3PL, across social media, and many friends of mine. We… Read…


  • Amazon FBA Split Shipments: 5 Ways to Save on Inbound Shipping Costs

    Split shipments have always been frustrating for new sellers. Amazon does this for a variety of reasons, but mainly to distribute products across their fulfillment centers better. In this article, I discuss ways you can mitigate split shipments without violating Amazon’s Terms of Service. 1. Use the same labeling type When adding new SKUs to… Read…


  • “Amazon Drip”: 4 Basic Tips for FBA Inbound Limits

    in 2020, Amazon implemented “Inbound Limit” restrictions, otherwise known as “COVID Limits” because they arose from COVID-19 disrupting a lot of supply chains. Unfortunately this has caused a lot of logistical issues for Amazon sellers because being able to maintain stock or launch products becomes increasingly difficult. 1. Where to see your limits On the… Read…


  • Amazon IPI Score: Shattering the Myths

    Amazon implemented the Inventory Performance Index Score (IPI Score) in 2018 and it has caused all kinds of confusion for sellers. Because of the way Amazon presents the score on the Seller Central Dashboard, sellers. This post breaks it down.  Before we start, your IPI Score is based on a 90-Day rolling-weighted-average of snapshots. This means… Read…