Amazon Urges Sellers: Get Inventory to FBA before Oct 26th

If sellers don’t get inventory to Amazon before October 26th, they may face capacity issues in November, impacting Black Friday and holiday season orders.

In a discussion on Seller Central, Amazon has urged sellers to get their inventory into Amazon fulfillment centers by October 26th to be ready for Black Friday (November 24th) and the holiday season.

If sellers fail to do so, they may risk capacity issues in November, which could impact them throughout the rest of the holiday season.

Unsurprisingly, the holiday season (and the run-up to the holiday season) is Amazon’s busiest time of year. So, during September and October, Amazon focuses most of its warehouse workforce on receiving goods. 

Then, after October 26th, Amazon will focus on processing orders and delivery rather than receiving goods.

Not only will Amazon have less space to store incoming goods, it will have less workforce capacity to deal with them.

However, this doesn’t mean that goods received by Amazon after the 26th will not be ready for the holiday season, though it does increase the likelihood that they will not reach customers.

In the same discussion on Seller Central, Amazon noted that if sellers need additional capacity, it can be requested with the Capacity Manager and said sellers can take advantage of Amazon Warehousing and Distribution.

Amazon Warehousing and Distribution has been described as a “low-cost, long-term storage that gives sellers the option to store their inventory in Amazon distribution centers and seamlessly replenish to fulfillment centers,” according to a news post.

Meanwhile, Walmart’s WFS (Walmart Fulfillment Services) waived their peak season storage fees for sellers who got their inventory into fulfillment centers before October 1st.

Unfortunately, that deadline has passed, though it is important to note for the next holiday season.

Sellers can also circumvent FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon) and WFS (Walmart Fulfillment Services) challenges by selling on multiple e-commerce channels with Sellercloud.

This way, sellers can avoid low capacity at storage centers and shipping delays. Sellercloud is also integrated with all major shipping companies in the US and offers advanced inventory management features.