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Inbound Products and FBA Inventory

In OneDayBundle web application you will be working with two groups of products that are closely related to each other but have very different roles – these are Inbound Products and FBA Inventory.
Products is a products that the warehouse receives as a part of supply from one or more Suppliers. We keep stock balance and logs. These products cannot be used in FBA Shipments - they act as resources/materials to assembly FBA Inventory. But the inbound products are added to the FBM orders.
FBA Inventory is a products that can be used in FBA shipments. It has ASIN and SKU. We keep separate stock balance and logs for them. For all FBA Inventory you plan to work with, you need to add item components, which we use to assemble an item.

Synchronization with Amazon

ODB FBA Inventory database does not synchronize with Amazon. It allows you to upload new items to ODB and will not affect your items in Seller Central. Moreover, if you add an item/items to Seller Central, you can import them to ODB by clicking the Import button in FBA Inventory section.
ODB provides one-way import of all your items from Amazon so you don't have to create a catalog manually. We recommend you always start with this procedure and create items manually only if absolutely necessary.

Types of ASINs in ODB FBA Inventory .

ODB allows to work with three types of ASINs: individual items, sets and bundles. We will take a look at every type in the following sections.

Individual ASINs

These are ASINs, which have one component: an inbound products in quantity of 1 unit. These ASINs do not require any extra prep from the warehouse other than to meet Amazon's requirements in labeling, packaging, etc.
Example: You buy coffee as a pack of one from a Supplier. You sell coffee in the same way as a pack of one. You create a FBA shipment of 10 units of coffee. To create a FBA shipment, you need to indicate 10 units of products.

Sets

These are ASINs, which have two or more components: an inbound products in quantity of two units and more. They require an extra prep from the warehouse apart from meeting Amazon package requirements.
Example: You buy coffee as a pack of one from a Supplier. You sell coffee as a set of 3 packs. This is treated as a set. To create a FBA shipment that contains 10 units of this item you need to indicate 30 units of a products.

Bundles

These are ASINs, which have two or more components of different inbound products. They require an extra prep from the warehouse.
Example: You buy coffee as a pack of one from a Supplier as well as coffee cups as one unit from another vendor. You sell it as a bundle of 3 packs of coffee and 2 cups. To create a FBA shipment you need to indicate 30 units of coffee of vendor’s item and 20 units of cups of products.

Sets and bundles

These are items that require extra prep from the warehouse including additional time to assemble items from different vendor’s items prior to labeling and sending them to FBA. These items require extra set up before they can be used in shipments.
You cannot personally indicate the type of an ASINs, it is automatically adjusted depending on item components.

Why is this so complicated? Why do you use multiple item types?

We want to ensure that all processes at the warehouse are as transparent and traceable as possible so that you can understand what is happening to your items, supplies and shipments at any time. On One hand, this requires a lot of extra information that we can only get from you. On the other hand, this requires extra steps.
When the delivery and the shipment process goes smoothly, it seems redundant, but in practice we are faced with situations where deliveries do not come in full, or part of the items are defective. In such cases, we cannot prep the FBA shipment of sets and bundles in full and some of the items stay in our warehouse. You will always be able to see stock balance of items and change the shipment or create a new one to effectively make use of them and increase your profit.
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