Manage inventory provides you with tools for searching, viewing, and updating your product and inventory listing information.
To view your inventory, go to the Inventory tab and select Manage inventory.
To help you distinguish your inventory at a glance, we display extra information in the Product name field for some categories.
Listings may be blocked by Amazon for a number of reasons, including for prohibited, restricted or recalled products.
A blocked listing has one of the following indicators in the far left column:
Click the link next to the icon to learn more and to correct any problems with the listing.
To customize your page view, click Preferences at the top of the Manage inventory page. You can personalize your page view by using the following selections:
|Active or all listings||Choose whether to show active listings by default or all listings.|
|Edit location||Show the Edit on the left or right side of the page.|
|Low price comparison||For more information about this feature, go to Match low price.|
|Number of results per page||Select the number of results you want to see on each page in Manage inventory.|
|Show shipping fees in Price columns||Available only if you have selected Item/Weight-Based shipping model on the Shipping settings page. Check this box if you want the lowest shipping charges to be displayed in the Your price and Low price columns. When checked, Match Low Price uses total price (item price + shipping) in the Low price column for comparison. When unchecked, matching is based on item price only.|
|Sort order||Select your default sort order in the drop-down menu.|
|Column display||Select which columns to show or hide. Columns specified with (Recommended) are the defaults. The values you select here are used together with search filters to customize the column display of the listing table.|
To sort your inventory, click any of the highlighted column headers.
To filter your inventory, select the listing Status in Manage inventory:
|All||All listings, regardless of status.|
|Active||All open listings.|
|Inactive||All listings that are either out of stock, set to Inactive, have a quantity of zero, closed due to a pending order, closed at your request, or blocked by Amazon.|
Use the Add a Product tool to create a new listing by matching to a product detail page that already exists in the Amazon catalog. You can also create a new detail page for a product that doesn't yet exist in the catalog and then create a listing for that product. For more information, go to Add a Product.
After you create a listing, use Manage inventory to make changes to listing or product data.
The Copy listing feature allows you to create a new product detail page using information from an existing listing.
For example, you have three different versions of the same toy. Each version has a different product identifier (UPC, EAN or JAN), but otherwise shares the manufacturer, brand, general description, and audience, as shown in the table below. This function allows you to create a detail page for one of the product versions, then use the Copy listing feature to quickly create pages for the other two versions.
|Item 1||Item 2||Item 3|
|Title||Rubick’s cube Classic – 3X3||Rubik’s cube “Revenge” - 5X5||Rubik’s Cube - 360|
|Brand||Rubik’s Cube TM||Rubik’s Cube TM||Rubik’s Cube TM|
|General Description||3-D combination puzzle||3-D combination puzzle||3-D combination puzzle|
|Audience||All public (+36 month)||All public (+36 month)||All public (+36 month)|
|Product Description||Rubik’s Cube version 3X3||Rubik’s Cube version 5X5||Rubik’s Cube version 360º|
To copy a listing, do the following:
In most cases, changes you make to product information appear on Amazon within five minutes. However, some updates can take up to six hours. Product descriptions longer than 500 characters are generally updated at 8:00 AM PST (17:00 CET) the following day. Images may take up to 24 hours to appear on a product detail page. To edit details for an existing listing, do the following:
To edit price and quantity information, do the following:
The Manage pricing view allows you to update prices on any active listings, either one by one or in batches. It includes columns most commonly used for making price updates, but you can change the columns you want to see by clicking Preferences.
To update an item price, do the following:
If you have listings that are deactivated because of potential pricing errors, then you can confirm and update your prices by clicking Price alerts and entering maximum and minimum bounds for each deactivated listing.
You can add minimum and maximum price columns to your Manage pricing or Manage inventory view. To set the limits, follow the below steps:
These columns will now appear in the Manage pricing view. You can enter values in any cell and click Save.
The following column in Manage inventory applies to pricing:
|Price||The price of the product. Shipping is the lowest shipping fee available for a product, based on your shipping settings.|
You can provide one main image and one or more secondary images for each listing. To learn about using product images in your listings, see Preparing product images.
To upload product images, do the following:
You can repeat steps 4 and 5 as many times as there are image slots before clicking Upload image(s) (step 6). Images may take up to 24 hours to appear on a product detail page.
You may close a listing at any time until it is purchased. This action does not remove the record from your inventory. The SKU and all listing information for the item are retained. Additionally, a listing can be relisted (or reactivated) at any time. There is no fee associated with closing a listing.
To close a listing, do the following:
Your listing should appear as Inactive within 24 hours.
To relist a closed listing, do the following:
When you delete a listing, the SKU and all sales history and product information are permanently removed from your seller account. Therefore, delete a SKU and its listing information only if you are never going to sell that product in the future.
To delete listings, do the following: