If you’ve gotten into reselling recently, you may not know that Amazon doesn’t permit any meltable inventory from May 1st to September 30th. If you’ve been doing this a while, and knew this, well, a reminder never hurts, right?
So here’s your reminder: Remove meltable inventory from FBA now! Yes, you have a couple of days, but, lets be honest, the prices are dropping faster than manufactured spending opportunities.
Identifying Meltable Inventory
There is no silver bullet to identifying meltable inventory. The easiest answer is to go through your inventory – you likely have a pretty good idea of what is and what isn’t. Chocolate – that’s a no brainer. Cosmetics? Could be. Toys? Probably not. The general rule of thumb is – can the product withstand being stored in 100 degree temperatures?
Oh no! I have unsold Meltable Inventory! What do I do?
The good news is that if you identify your meltable inventory before 30 April, your removal fees will be nil! In fact, even if you don’t have anything that will melt, now is the time to determine slow or non-selling products for removal! Amazon is waiving removal fees through 30 April It doesn’t hurt to do an assessment of your inventory to see what just isn’t moving as fast as you may have previously anticipated.
This is just a good time to take stock (pun intended) of your inventory, both for meltable inventory, and also for slow moving inventory. Its definitely a great idea to leverage Amazon’s free removals until 30 April. As far as other inventory that you might be pulling back, other questions to consider might be: Could it sell better in Q4? Do you have the room to store it for a few months? Or if it might not sell, can you still return it? Every little bit can help.