Over the last week, sellers were notified via about new Inventory Performance Index (IPI) requirements for the year 2020 and beyond. Here’s everything you need to know about the changes.
Starting January 1, 2020, the new minimum IPI score for unlimited storage in Amazon FC warehouses will climb to 400, from the previous 350. Sellers will be notified on November 11, 2019, if they’re not on track to meet the new minimum requirement. After this date, sellers will have six weeks to make necessary corrections.
If the minimum Inventory Performance Index isn’t raised to 400 or higher before December 23, 2019, a seller will undergo inventory storage limits for Q1 2020 (January 1 to March 31, 2020).
To help jumpstart this process for those that may not make the cut, Amazon is also eliminating removal fees for removal orders until October 31, 2019. Any inventory removed before that date will not incur the typical $0.50/item removal fee.
One caveat to this discount is that any inventory removed during this window will not be able to be replenished until January 31, 2020 or a seller’s active inventory levels for the removed ASIN drop below the 90-day average per-day sales volume, whichever comes first.
Track your current IPI on the Inventory Performance Dashboard.