Amazon Fulfilled Inventory Report: An In-Depth Guide

Near real-time snapshot of their inventory within Amazon’s fulfillment centers

The Amazon Fulfilled Inventory Report is a crucial tool that provides sellers with a real-time snapshot of their inventory within Amazon’s fulfillment centers. This report is invaluable for ensuring that products are in stock and readily available to meet customer demand.

The post will cover into the Amazon Fulfilled Inventory report, exploring its field definitions, report scheduling, auttomation, and how to make the most of this valuable resource.

Understanding the Amazon Fulfilled Inventory Report

The Amazon Fulfilled Inventory report serves as a near real-time inventory status update. It reflects the quantity of your products stored in Amazon’s fulfillment centers at the moment the report is generated. However, it’s important to note that due to the dynamic nature of e-commerce, this report can quickly become outdated as customers make purchases.

Why the Amazon Fulfilled Inventory Report Matters

As an Amazon seller, keeping an eye on your inventory is essential. Here’s why the Amazon Fulfilled Inventory report matters:

  1. Inventory Oversight: The report provides insights into your saleable inventory, allowing you to monitor stock levels effectively.
  2. Reconciliation: To ensure accuracy, you can use this report to reconcile your inventory with your own records.
  3. Automation: For efficient inventory management, consider using Amazon’s inventory APIs available through the Amazon Marketplace Web Service.

Field Definitions in the Report

To fully comprehend the Amazon Fulfilled Inventory report, it’s essential to understand its key field definitions:

| Download Header          | Description                                              | Example     |
| seller-sku | Unique seller-assigned identifier for your products | 154844 |
| fulfillment-channel-sku | Amazon's unique identifier for products in fulfillment | X00000E5TX |
| ASIN | Amazon's unique identifier for items | 0312306180 |
| condition-type | The condition of your inventory | New |
| warehouse-condition-code | Code assigned in Amazon's fulfillment center | SELLABLE |
| quantity-available | Quantity of the product available for purchase | 15 |

Accessing the Report: Manual or Automated

Two primary methods for accessing this report; Automated or manual downloads. Downloading occurs in your account interface. Automation taps into the Amazon Selling Partner API (Amazon SP-API) to automate report processing and storage in a cloud warehouse or data lake.

Manual Report Access via Seller Central:

  1. Login: First, sellers need to log into their Amazon Seller Central account.
  2. Navigate to Reports: Usually found in the main navigation bar, this section contains various sales, inventory, and performance reports.
  3. Locate the ‘ Amazon Fulfilled Inventory Report’: Within the Reports section, sellers can find and select the specific “ Amazon Fulfilled Inventory Report”.
  4. Download: Once the report has been generated, there will typically be an option to download it. The report is often available in different formats like .csv or .txt.
  5. Import to BI Tool: If you’re using tools like Power BI, Tableau, or Looker, you can then manually upload this downloaded file to visualize and analyze the data.

Note: Manual downloads are more time-consuming and may not be ideal for frequent and up-to-date data analytics.

Go Faster With Selling Partner API Report Automation

The Amazon Selling Partner API (SP-API) allows for direct, automated access to Amazon Fulfilled Inventory data, making it easier for businesses to integrate this data into their systems.

Openbridge allows Amazon sellers to streamline the data management process by automating Amazon Fulfilled Inventory Report API integrations and storing data in a unified data warehouse. This service saves sellers time manually downloading reports and reduces errors in merging and tracking downloaded reports.

Automation eliminates manual download wrangling, ensuring up-to-date and accurate data straight from Amazon APIs. With data stored in a unified data warehouse like Amazon Redshift, Amazon Redshift Spectrum, Google BigQuery, Snowflake, Azure Data Lake, and Amazon Athena, you can combine different Amazon reports is easier to gain a more holistic view of the business.

This fast and unified data access enabled teams to utilize their preferred analytical tools, such as Google Data Studio, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Looker, or Amazon Quicksight, for various purposes, including machine learning, business intelligence, data modeling, and online analytical processing.

Maximizing the Amazon Fulfilled Inventory Report’s Potential

To make the most of this report, consider these best practices:

  1. Regular Monitoring: Use API automation to unify reports and regularly review them to stay informed about your inventory’s status.
  2. Inventory Reconciliation: Compare the report data with your own records to ensure accuracy and address any discrepancies promptly.
  3. Automation Benefits: Cross reference to automated API inventory data to assist with inventory management, saving time and reducing errors.
  4. Stock Optimization: Make informed decisions about restocking and product availability based on the report’s insights.

The Amazon Fulfilled Inventory report is a powerful tool that empowers Amazon sellers to manage their inventory efficiently. By understanding its field definitions, scheduling reports, and implementing best practices, sellers can ensure that their products are readily available to meet customer demand. Stay on top of your inventory, reconcile data regularly, and embrace automation to thrive.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What should I do if there are discrepancies between the report and my inventory records?

Investigate discrepancies promptly to avoid potential issues with customer orders. Reconcile the data and update your inventory records accordingly.

Can I use the Amazon Fulfilled Inventory report for forecasting future inventory needs?

While the report provides valuable insights, it’s primarily a snapshot of current inventory. To forecast future needs, consider historical data and sales trends.

Can I access historical Amazon Fulfilled Inventory reports?

Amazon typically retains historical reports for a limited time. It’s advisable to automate data exports via the API if you need access to historical data.

Remember that effectively managing your inventory is essential for a successful e-commerce business, and the Amazon Fulfilled Inventory report is a valuable tool in achieving this goal.

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