Amazon threw us all a curve ball last night. Email arrived in just about every sellers account after business hours with these additions to the Long Term Hold Fees
“Inventory disposal: If you file a Removal Order between August 5, 2015, and August 14, 2015, to dispose of this inventory, you will be reimbursed for your FBA Disposal Fee. Once you are reimbursed, your reimbursement amount will appear in your Payments Report; to find this report, click the Reports tab in Seller Central, then Payments. The reimbursement amount will appear as “Other” in the Refunds section.
Inventory returns: If you file a Removal Order between August 5, 2015, and August 14, 2015, to have units of this inventory returned to you, you will be unable to send in additional units of these ASINs until December 1, 2015. You can continue to sell through your remaining inventory of these ASINs. You are responsible for paying the FBA Removal Fee for return of these units.
If you are using the Automated Long-Term Storage Removal option in your seller account, impacted inventory will be processed prior to any Long-Term Storage Fee charges being added to your account. If inventory is returned to you via automated removal, you will be unable to send in additional units of these ASINs until December 1, 2015. You can disable automated removals or change to “Dispose all units eligible for Long Term Storage fee” by selecting Fulfillment by Amazon in your Settings in Seller Central. Select the “Edit” button in Automated Long-Term Storage Removals Settings.”
As you will hear in this podcast – it’s not that Amazon threw out some new terms or service – Amazon does this often and it’s a frustration, but one we can all overcome. It’s the fact that they sent out the email and left everyone with less than 5 hours to review and take action if necessary.
It’s an outright shenanigan and we are left without any recourse or options if we didn’t read the email late last night.
We also discuss the rise of Amazon seller suspensions. While Charlene and I are both still positive that selling on the Amazon FBA platform is still part of our core business, it is starting to leave a bad taste in our mouth. At best it’s frustrating to feel the power and mighty force that is Amazon hitting so close to home.
That’s my story… and I’m sticking to it…
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