IMPORTANT IPI(INVENTORY PERFORMANCE INDEX) THRESHOLD CHANGES FOR AMAZON SELLERS!
By: Maria Guerrero
In an effort to improve inventory health, Amazon has announced that on January 1, 2020, they will be changing the IPI threshold for storage limits to 400 (previously 350).
Although this will officially come into effect at the beginning of January, storage limits will continue to be evaluated each quarter starting on November 11, 2019. This means if your IPI score is less than 400 during this evaluation, you will be notified of your potential storage limits for Q1 2020.
The good news is that sellers failing to meet the new 400 IPI score by November 11, 2019, will be given six weeks to improve their score. If your IPI score is still below 400 during the week of December 23, 2019, there will be storage limits applied to your seller account for Q1 2020.
As for sellers who maintain an IPI score of 400 or greater, there will be an upgrade to unlimited storage for standard-size and oversize items. However, monthly storage fees and long-term storage fees will still apply.
Amazon has offered to waive the storage removal fee for sellers who currently have an IPI score of 350 or above during October 2019. This may be a good option for sellers who fear they may not be able to raise their score to 400 by November’s evaluation date. The last day to take advantage of this promotion is October 31, 2019, 11:59 PM PT, so make sure to submit removal orders for your inventory before then.