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New Amazon Tool: Automated Stranded Inventory Relister to Fix Inventory

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Automated Stranded Relister to Fix Inventory

This new tool is a God send from Amazon. If it does what it intends to do, it will automate getting stranded inventory back live. I’ve been working the Seller Central platform for years, and items get stuck in stranded all the time. More often than not due to Amazon FBA issues, or catalog problems.

Why Does Amazon Inventory Strand? (Become unsellable)

Inventory can become stranded for a variety of reasons. For example, the listing for that product may have been suppressed or may have never been created, resulting in stored inventory that is accumulating storage fees but that can’t be sold because the listing is not active.

What’s new for Amazon stranded?

• The Date classified as unsellable column shows a deadline for relisting or removing inventory to prevent it from becoming unsellable.
• Click Delay unsellable classification to gain 30 more days to appeal or fix stranded inventory issues before inventory is classified as unsellable.
• Automatic relist and Automatic change to FBA are now available. You can configure settings by clicking Edit automatic-action settings just above.
• To avoid having inventory automatically relisted or changed to FBA, select Opt out of auto action in the drop-down arrows to the right of each listing. Another way to do this is by changing the Start selling date/Offer start date.

Want traffic conversion tips?

I was fortunate to be part of MAG's first batch of its Advertising Internship Program. The timing was perfect for me as I was looking for an opportunity to learn more about Amazon PPC and at the same time to have hands-on training to work on accounts.  


When I started my internship, I listed down the things I wanted to learn. And I am happy to say that I've ticked all the boxes! My most favorite was "Optimization Using Bulk Files”. Bulk files and I, we did not get along at first, it was so scary seeing all those data! But I had a great mentor who guided me along the way. He patiently taught me step by step on how to process the data. He was very enthusiastic in answering all of my questions. He supported me until I gained the confidence in uploading my first, second, third (and so on) bulk uploads. 


The biggest advantage in working with MAG (and I must say one thing that I always look forward to every week) is its Weekly Ads Training. Every week, we discuss various topics about PPC. Interns/Ads Specialists/Ads Managers, we all share knowledge, information, and updates about PPC. During our discussions, we exchange ideas and feedback. It became an avenue not just to learn a skill, but also to clear any vague or ambiguous PPC topics. 


For me, the biggest disadvantage is the work schedule. As an Intern, I have to follow EST timing. The time difference from my location was only 8 hours, but being a morning person, I really struggled to keep myself awake. But if you are a night owl, then this will not be a problem for you.


So if you are considering joining the MAG Advertising Internship Program, my advice to you is to take action - APPLY NOW! The knowledge that you will gain and the skill that you will develop from this program will be invaluable. And who knows? From being an Intern, you might be the next one to be promoted as Jr. Ads Specialist! 

Maria Victoria Piedad