As an Amazon seller, it is one of our main goals to ensure that all of our listed products are noticed and, eventually, convert to a successful sale. However, there are instances that can hinder you from reaching that goal. One of these reasons include stranded Amazon inventory.
What exactly is “stranded inventory?” This refers to your existing items, which are not available for sale, at an FBA warehouse. You will know that you have this problem when you see a “Fix Stranded Inventory” tab on your Inventory dashboard. There are three main reasons why your products can be placed in a stranded status, preventing active offers on the Amazon Web site. These reasons include inactive, incomplete and out-of-stock inventory.
Inactive FBA Inventory
A common cause of product inactivity is when an item is tagged as “unfulfillable” after it is returned by a customer. The item may have been damaged or tampered with when the customer tried to open the package, or it may have already been defective prior to shipment. In instances such as this, you should create a removal order for these inactive items using the drop-down menu under the “Actions” column (in your Amazon Seller Central Inventory dashboard).
Another factor that could make a product inactive lies on Amazon itself. Sometimes, the e-commerce platform can