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May 2015 Newsletter
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Fulfillment by Amazon is Growing

This past holiday season, the number of Fulfillment by Amazon units shipped worldwide increased 50 percent from the same period a year prior.

Read on for more tips about how your business can grow with FBA, domestically and internationally, as summer approaches.

Stay in stock: Seller Central tools help you avoid missed sales

Check out the following Amazon Seller Central resources to ensure you maintain healthy inventory levels in fulfillment centers as spring turns into summer:

  • Business reports: Take advantage of the Inventory In Stock report and "Inventory Opportunities" reports (sign-in required) in the Amazon Selling Coach section of the Seller Central Business Reports to find opportunities to restock and stay in stock on relevant products.
  • Replenishment Alerts: Receive Replenishment Alerts when your inventory drops below the replenishment levels you set.
  • Inventory Health Report: Forecast the demand for products with the Inventory Health Report (sign-in required).

Planning a trip? Update your vacation settings

Warmer weather presents a great opportunity to unwind and unplug for a bit. Don't let your selling business trip you up: Learn how to suspend your listings temporarily while you are on vacation.

For products you fulfill yourself, set listings to Inactive or Active by selecting Vacation Settings in the Account Info section of your Settings menu. Click Edit and select Inactive, then Submit.

This will remove all of your listings from Amazon product-detail pages and search results within one hour. Your Fulfillment by Amazon listings will remain active. You can reactivate your listings following the same steps.

For more information see the Listing Status for Vacations, Holidays, and Other Absences help page (sign-in required).

Prepare now for August Long-Term Storage Fee assessment

On August 15, 2015, inventory that has been in an Amazon fulfillment center in the U.S. for six to 12 months will be subject to a Long-Term Storage Fee of $11.25 per cubic foot. This is in addition to the August 15 fee assessment of $22.50 per cubic foot for units that have been in fulfillment centers in the U.S. or Canada for 365 days or more.

Please see the FBA Long-Term Storage help page for additional information.

Get started with Amazon Global Selling

Whether you are new to selling internationally or an experienced international seller, Amazon Global Selling can help you grow your business. We have online marketplaces around the world—United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, and India—and the services and tools to help you be successful in the global marketplace.

Visit today to start selling internationally and to discover how Amazon Global Selling can help you with the following tasks.

  • Learn how to sell globally with Amazon
  • Explore taxes and regulations
  • Set up your account and launch
  • Choose a fulfillment strategy
  • Provide customer support

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