Amazon FBA items Miscategorised as Oversize
How 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 Amazon.co.uk FBA Bulk Fee Calculator which might prove useful.
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.
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.