Amazon Long Term storage fee (Revisited – Upcoming August 15, 2011)

This was just a notice that went out to everyone.

The actual “bill” won’t go out until August 15th, when this is implemented. (Mine would be a lot more than $9 as another user posted, as I am not as lean-n-mean…)

This came from Amazon Selling Coach.

Action Required to Avoid $xxx in Long-Term Storage Fees

Amazon Selling Coach to bobwilley

Dear Seller,

In May we communicated by e-mail to all Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) sellers about FBA’s Long-Term Storage program which will take effect on August 15, 2011. On that date, and each six months thereafter, FBA will conduct an Inventory Cleanup, at which time inventory that has been in our fulfillment centers for 365 days or more will be assessed an upfront, annual Long-Term Storage Fee of $45.00 per cubic foot. To provide additional flexibility to maintain your unique selection, one Unit of each applicable product ASIN will be exempted from the annual Long-Term Storage Fee. Please note, FBA accounts for inventory on a FIFO (first-in-first-out) basis.

As of July 26, 2011, you have xxx Units of inventory that will have been in our fulfillment centers for 365 days or more on August 15th for which you will be charged $xxx, unless you submit a request to remove them (or they sell) before that date. To see a list of this inventory, as well as to begin the removal process, you can click here (Seller Central login required) to view the Recommended Removals Report.

The data shown in this report is the authoritative source that displays what Units of inventory should be removed to avoid Long-Term Storage fee charges on August 15th. Through August 15th, the per-unit fee to have inventory over 270 days old returned to you is $0.20 per-Unit including shipping ($0.40 including shipping for Oversize Units), or you can have us dispose of the inventory Units for no charge.

If you need any help having your inventory returned to you or disposed of, please contact our Seller Support team using the Contact us in your Seller Account.


The Fulfillment by Amazon Team

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About FBARocks Bob Willey

My name is Bob Willey and I own Bob's Neat Books & Bob's Neat Stuff & ***** We've been selling on Amazon using FBA since June of 2008, and on Amazon since 2005. We are mostly FBA and we use FBA to sell practically anything! When it comes to selling on Amazon using FBA, we don't discriminate. The only requirement is that the items are profitable! We sell toys, games, books, and media items such as DVDs, CDs, even VHS tapes! We've also been selling on eBay since 1998 with over 11,000 feedbacks (100% Positive)!! Have been an eBay Trading Assistant for over 9 years. Also sell some Media items on eBay. ***** I also provide Seller Coaching services, designed to be one-on-one via Skype video, to target your exact needs, not generalized training, but specifically what YOU need. ***** I also moderate the YahooGroup FBAForum (see link below): ***** My background is varied, as I owned a computer consulting business for 28 years, and a Brick-n-mortar Auction House for 5 years with a weekly auction filling a 15,000 sq ft building. Plus I have done over 150 Estate Appraisals. OK, I enjoy STUFF.... *****
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