You may have run into this error while trying to upload an exemption sheet for Amazon FBA hazmat, “Invalid File Format“. This error occurs because of one of two reasons.
- File Format: Amazon recently changed its file format to an excel version instead of a PDF. Submitting the wrong file format could cause errors. We have provided links to where you can download this new version below.
- File Name: The Invalid File Format error will still occur if your filename has a special character in it. These special characters include (<>\/|.:”‘?*&@). Remove these characters and your file will upload.
Exemption Sheet for Products without Harmful Chemicals
Exemption Sheet for Battery and Battery-powered Products
Exemption Sheet Upload Page
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If you have too much inventory at Amazon you will be paying storage fees.
FBA long-term storage fees
On the 15th of each month, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) conducts an inventory cleanup. On these dates, inventory that has been in US fulfillment centers for more than 365 days incurs a long-term storage fee (LTSF) of $6.90 per cubic foot or a $0.15 per-unit long-term storage fee, whichever is greater.
As announced in the 2019 US FBA fee changes summary, we are eliminating long-term storage fees for units that have been in a fulfillment center for 181 to 365 days. The last long-term storage fee charge for inventory in a fulfillment center for 181 to 365 days was January 15, 2019. This change is not retroactive. Any previous 181 to 365 day charges will not be reimbursed.
Inventory enrolled in FBA Small and Light remains subject to LTSF charges on units in fulfillment centers between 181 to 365 days. See FBA Small and Light
for current LTSF rates for these units.
Long-term storage fees, February 15, 2019, and after
|Inventory cleanup date
||Items in a fulfillment center more than 365 days
|15th of every month
||$6.90 per cubic foot
So to help alleviate those storage fees, you should look at the inventory age and create removal orders on bad inventory.
To find inventory age click on “Inventory Planning” under the “Inventory” tab.
This will take you to the inventory dashboard. Here you will click on “Inventory Age” to view how many days each product has been at Amazon’s warehouse. To view overstocked items you can click on “Manage Excess Inventory”.
Then to do a removal order click https://sellercentral.amazon.com/inventory/
And click the edit drop down to do a removal order.
If you need more assistance contact us here.
Amazon Logistics Tips in Seller Central
- Use Case Pack instead of individual items
- Max # of pallets per shipment is 26
Questions discussed in this video:
- What does every Amazon seller need to know about importing?
- How long does it take?
- What problems come up?
- Quality control issues
- Private labelers selling on Amazon, should you hire a logistics expert?
My guest Ruby can be reached at [email protected] Ruby has been doing logistics and importing for 20 years.
So I’ve been side hustling eCommerce for a few years now, growing my own Amazon business www.melioragoods.com and other self made businesses, and also consulting to help others build their Amazon businesses. Today I pulled out my cell phone and took this video because I just couldn’t help but laugh at myself. I had a pallet arrive, it’s raining, I have to haul these boxes into my basement one by one and try to keep them dry. I have a second pallet waiting for pickup that has been delayed. This is the life of ecommerce from home, be prepared to have a pallet show up unexpectedly at your house. Be prepared to have a pallet waiting in your driveway or garage. Where are you going to put this stuff? The garage? The basement? Be prepared…