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Use Manage Inventory

Manage Inventory provides you with tools for searching, viewing, and updating your product and inventory listing information.

For an overview of inventory management on Amazon, see Get Started.

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View inventory

To view your inventory, go to the Inventory tab and select Manage Inventory.

To better help you distinguish your inventory at a glance, we display extra information in the Product Name field for some categories. These details are visible only in your seller account and generally will not be visible to customers.

The following categories have enhanced titles in the Product Name field:

  • Books
    • Additional fields: Binding type, publication date, and author name. Example: To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition [Hardcover] [May 11, 2010] Harper Lee
  • Music
    • Additional fields: Format and artist name. Example: Sing Me a Story [Audio CD] Heather Forest
  • Software
    • Additional fields: Format and operating system. Example: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 [CD-ROM] Mac OS X, Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Video and Video DVD
    • Additional fields: Format and release year. Example: The Story of English, Programs 1-9 [VHS Tape] [1986]
  • Video Games
    • Additional fields: Console type or operating system. Example: Wii Hardware with Wii Sports Resort - Black [Nintendo Wii]

Set your preferences

To customize your page view, click the Preferences button at the top of the Manage Inventory page. You can personalize your page view in the following ways:

  • Active or All listings
    • Select your default Inventory view to show all the active listings or the entire catalog.
  • Edit button Location
    • You can select the location of the Edit button. It can be placed on the left or right side of the page.
  • Low Price Comparison
    • See Match Low Price for more information about this feature. You can also set your Low Price Comparison preferences directly from the Manage Inventory page by clicking the Low Price Settings link on the right side of the table, above the column headers
  • Show # results per page
    • Select from drop-down menu how many results you want to see on each page in Manage Inventory.
  • Show shipping charges in price columns.
    • Available only if you have selected Item/Weight-Based shipping model at the Shipping Settings page. Check this box if you want the lowest shipping charges to be displayed in the Your Price and Low Pricecolumns. When checked, Match Low Price uses total price (item price + shipping) in the Low Pricecolumn for comparison. When unchecked, matching is based on item price only.
  • Initially sort by
    • Select your default sort order from the drop-down menu.
  • Column Display
    • Select which columns to show or hide, or choose the system defaults. The values you select here are used together with search filters to customize the listing table's column display.

Sort Inventory

To sort your inventory, click any underlined (linked) column header.

To filter your inventory, use the options in the left-hand pane under My Inventory:

  • All My Inventory: All listings, regardless of status
  • Active: All open listings
  • Inactive: All listings that either are out of stock, set to "inactive", have a quantity of zero, closed due to a pending order, closed at your request, or are blocked by Amazon.

Note: Fulfillment by Amazon listings with a sellable quantity of zero are considered inactive. The sellable quantity will remain zero until inventory is received at a fulfillment center. This includes listings that are changed from being seller-fulfilled to fulfilled by Amazon.

Create a listing

To create a new listing, use the Add a Product tool. With the Add a Product tool, you can create a listing by matching to a product detail page that already exists in the Amazon catalog, or you can create a new detail page for a product that doesn't yet exist in the catalog and then create a listing for that product. See Add a Product Help for more information.

After you create a listing, use Manage Inventory to make changes to listing or product data.

Note: The product information you provide in your listing may differ from what you see on the Amazon detail page. For listings with more than one seller, the information on the detail page may reflect contributions from multiple sellers. Learn more

Copy a listing

The Copy to a new product feature allows you to create a new product detail page using information from an existing listing.

For example, you may have three versions of a batting trainer set for young children. Each version has a different theme and UPC, but otherwise shares manufacturer, primary product description, and target audience (in the shaded fields below). You can create a product page for one version of the play set, and then use the Copy to a new product feature to quickly create new pages for the other two.

Item 1 Item 2 Item 3
Title Winery X Merlot Winery X Syrah Winery X Pinot Noir
Manufacturer Winery X Winery X Winery X
Brand Winery X Winery X Winery X
General Description Merlot Wine Syrah Wine Pinot Noir Wine
Audience Adults Adults Adults

Item 1 Item 2 Item 3
Title Triple Hit Baseball Better Batter Baseball ESPN I Can Play Baseball
Manufacturer Fisher-Price Fisher-Price Fisher-Price
Brand Fisher-Price Fisher-Price Fisher-Price
General Description Baseball batting trainer Baseball batting trainer Baseball batting trainer
Audience Children Children Children
Item Description Hit from tee or pop-up pitch, blue plastic. Mechanical arm, height adjustable, sound-effects, red and black plastic. Two learning modes, includes stationary and bounce-back tee.

To copy a listing, follow these steps:

  1. On the Manage Inventory page, locate the product that you would like to copy.
  2. Click the Edit on the far right of the product you want to copy.
  3. Select Copy listing from the drop-down menu.

    The template will be populated with the product attributes from the original listing except for its SKU, UPC, and EAN.

  4. Enter the unique SKU, UPC, and/or EAN and any other attributes specific to the listing you are creating.
  5. Click Save and finish.
Note: The Copy feature is not available to sellers Individual selling plans. See Comparison of Professional and Individual Selling Plans for details.

Edit a listing

In most cases, changes you make to product information appear on Amazon within 5 minutes. However, some updates can take up to 6 hours. Product descriptions longer than 500 characters are generally updated after 8 a.m. P.T. the following day. Images may take up to 24 hours to appear on a product detail page.

To edit details for an existing listing, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Inventory tab, and click Manage Inventory
  2. Find the listing you want to edit, and click the Edit from the drop-down menu on the right of the listing.
  3. Select Edit details.
  4. Click the links at the top of the page to add, edit, or change the listing's contents.
  5. Click Save and finish.

To edit a listing's condition type, follow these steps:

  1. In Manage Inventory, under Show My Inventory in the left-hand navigation, select Active.
  2. Find the listing you want to edit, and click the Actions link next to that item.
  3. Select Add another condition.
  4. Add your new condition information.
  5. Click Save and finish.

To edit price and quantity information, follow these steps:

  1. In Manage Inventory, under Show My Inventory in the left-hand navigation, select Active.
  2. In the Your Price and Quantity columns, type your updates directly into the text boxes.
  3. Click Save at the top of the page.

Note: When you create a listing for an existing ASIN that has at least one other listing, you can match your listing's price to the current low price for that item. Learn more

Manage Pricing

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:

  1. Locate the SKU you want to update on the Manage Pricing page.
  2. Click Match Low Price button on the far right. The item price in the Lowest Price + Shipping column will automatically update so that it matches the low price.
  3. Click Save to save your new price.

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 bands for each deactivated listing.

Setting Minimum and Maximum Price Limits

You can add minimum and maximum price columns to your Manage Pricing or Manage Inventory view. To set the limits follow the steps below:

  1. Click Preferences located at the upper right corner of the page.
  2. Check the options Your Minimum Price and/or Your Maximum Price and click Save Changes. These columns will now appear in the Manage Pricing view and you can enter values in any cell and click Save.

Set your price

There are two columns in Manage Inventory applies to pricing:

Your Price

The item price.Shippingis the lowest shipping charge available for the item, based on your shipping settings.

  • When you sort by this column, the shipping charge is not taken into account.
  • If your listing has an active sales event, the Your Price field will have a dark green border. If you mouse over the cell, a pop-up window will show your sale price.
  • The shipping charge is displayed in Your Price for active listings only.

Sale price

The sale price is intended to be a temporary price for an item, effective for the date range that you specify. The item price that you give to an item is the price at which your item normally sells. If you are not running a sale for your item, we recommend that you enter the price you want to offer now in the Item Price field in Seller Central or in your upload file.

To change or remove the sale price for an item:

  1. Locate your item in Manage Inventory
  2. In the Actions column, click Edit Details and then the Offer tab.
    • To change the sale price for your item, make the desired changes, confirm your start/end dates, and save your changes. Once the sale is over, the listing will automatically revert back to the item price.
    • If you no longer want to run a sale, remove the sale price and the start/end dates, then save your changes.

Low price

This is the item's current lowest total price, including shipping. For more information, see Match Low Price.

For more information about pricing your products, see Pricing Your Item. See also "Set your preferences" earlier in this document.

Your shipping settings impact your display and Match Low Price in the following ways:

  • If you have configured your shipping options based on price bands, shipping charges will not be displayed and Match Low Price will be based on item price only.
  • If you have configured your preferences to not display the shipping charge, Match Low Price will be based on item price only.

Add images

You can provide one main image and up to eight supplemental images for each listing. To learn about using product images in your listings, see Prepare Product Images.

To upload product images, follow these steps:

  1. In Manage Inventory , find the listing for which you want to add an image.
  2. Click the Edit on the far right of the product you want to edit.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Manage images.

    A pop-up window appears.

  4. In an image slot, click the Browse File button. (You can select an empty slot or replace an existing image.)

    A file upload window will open.

  5. Select an image to upload, and click Open.

    The image file name will appear in the lower left corner of the image slot.

  6. Click Upload image(s) to upload your selected images.
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.

Adding professional ratings for wines

If your wines have professional ratings from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, or Wine Spectator, you can easily add these scores.

To add professional ratings:

  1. On the Manage Inventory page, locate the listing for which you want to add a professional rating.
  2. Click the Actions button next to the product you want to edit.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Edit details.
  4. On the More Details tab, do the following:
    • For the Rating Source, select Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, or Wine Advocate.
    • For the Rating Score, enter the point score for your wine.
    Important: The score from Wine Spectator should be added to the first row, the score from Wine Enthusiast should be added to the second row, and the score from Wine Advocate should be added to the third row. If two scores have the same value, add a decimal point and 0 to one of the entries (for example, 93.0).
  5. Click Save and finish.

Close a listing

You may close a listing at any time, up until the time 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 listings, follow these steps:

  1. On the Inventory tab, go to Manage Inventory.
  2. Under My Inventory (left pane), select Active.
    • For single listings, locate the listing you want to close, and click the Actions link next to the product you want to close.
    • For multiple listings, check the boxes to the left of the listings you want to close, and click the Actions button (to the left of the Search box)
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Close listing.

    This will automatically close your listing, without confirmation.

Your listing should appear as closed within 24 hours.

To relist a closed listing, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Inventory tab, and select Manage Inventory.
  2. Find the listing you want to relist (or reactivate), and click the Editon the far right.
  3. Select Relist from the drop-down menu.

Delete a product

When you delete a listing, the SKU and all sales history and product information are permanently removed from your seller account. Therefore, you should delete a SKU and its listing information only if you are never going to sell that item in the future.

Note: After you delete a SKU from your inventory, it may take up to 24 hours before that SKU is available for reuse.

To delete listings, follow these steps:

  1. In Manage Inventory , find the listing you want to delete:
    • For single listings, click the Edit on the far right to the product you want to delete.
    • For multiple listings, check the box to the left the listings you want to delete and click the Edit button at the far right of the page.
  2. Select Delete product and listing from the drop-down menu.

    A pop-up window will ask you to confirm whether you want to delete the listing.

  3. Click OK to delete or Cancel to not delete the listing.

Blocked listings

Listings may be blocked by Amazon for a number of reasons, including for restricted or recalled products.

A blocked listing has one of the following indicators in the far left column:

  • Red icon: This product may not be re-listed.
  • Yellow icon: Product may be re-listed.
Click the link next to the icon to learn about and correct any problems with the listing.

Note: During the winter holiday season, you may see a yellow icon on a toy product listing if your seller account is not eligible to sell seller-fulfilled toy products until the end of the holiday season. You may sell these items if you use Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). Learn more about Holiday Selling Guidelines in Toys & Games.
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