Today, Amazon JP sent out the email below. I was hoping that the Google translation (that Amazon was clearly using) was just having a bad day. Alas, looking at the Japanese didn’t help either. So I’ll give the simple explanation.
Limits used to be based on twice your previous months sales for standard size. Now it’s 3 times. Oversize limits used to be your last months sales, but now this is also 3 times. That’s basically the change.
Hello from Fulfillment by Amazon.
From March 1, 2018, the fixed inventory turn to determine the storage limit changes from 6 to 4 in small/standard size, and from 12 to 4 in oversize category. This change relaxes the storage limit evaluation criteria assessed every week and you will be able to obtain additional storage limit easier. We hope it prevents the inventory shortage and expands more ASINs for your further growth.
You can find more details here.
Thank you for using Fulfillment by Amazon.
*This post originated from a post in the Amazon Japan Facebook group, “Amazon Japan PL”. The information may well have changed by the time you read this. Please check the DATE of the post before you make any decisions based on this information!