Amazon FBA items Miscategorised as Oversize

By Chris Dawson June 6, 2016 - 8:46 pm

Amazon WarehouseHow often do you check your storage charges for products held in Amazon FBA (Fulfilment by Amazon) warehouses?

It’s rare that mistakes are made by Amazon but one problem a Tamebay reader has shared with us is that products may on occasion be miscategorised as oversize when they’re not.

In this instance products in boxes 15cm x 15cm x 1cm had been charged as oversized when patently they’re not.

Once a product is miscategorised you’ll probably be charged the excess fees month in month out until the error is corrected. It might only be a few pence per item, but if you have large amounts of inventory and the error is unnoticed for months it could add up to a tidy sum.

It’s worth taking a quick look at your Amazon invoices and scanning for any products categorised as oversized and doing a quick check to see if that is correct. If you want to do a more through check of your Amazon FBA fees then DNA Response has an FBA Bulk Fee Calculator which might prove useful.

  • Martlin
    9 months ago

    Strange that size. Had a couple of items sent in a few months back that were 15cm x 15cm, after sending and while in transit they were suddenly oversize. Took a couple of days but had them scanned and resized.

  • 9 months ago

    We experience this frequently. We now monitor this and request re-scans which are usually done quickly however a major problem accurs when Amazon asigns ‘outsized’ status to standard stock after our palletised consignment (sometimes up to 40 pallets) has been prepared for shipping.

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