Products are items that the warehouse receives from one or more suppliers. For these products, the stock balance and logs are kept. These products cannot be used to create shipments – they just act as resources to assemble FBA Inventory.
The product is not "owned" by a supplier directly. A supplier can participate in the delivery of this item in the form of one or more packaging options.
To create a product, go to the appropriate section:
click the Add button:
Please enter the product title, its brand, and size/weight. It is important to enter the exact title so that warehouse employees can easily identify the product.
The size/weight fields are optional and allow you to distinguish similar items.
Each product consists of one or more packaging options that can be shipped by one or more suppliers.
Package options are required to ensure that the warehouse employees can understand what’s in your supply and know product quantity. This information is taken into account for the Inbound Products section and the correct calculation of your product quantity only.
To add a different package, click the ‘+’ sign.
In the fields that appear select the name of a supplier, enter item quantity (how many units one package contains), add UPC (the barcode of an item or packaging), or FNSKU (for the removal orders) and SKU.
Supplier and Quantity-in-package fields are mandatory to fill in. The UPC/FNSKU and SKU fields are optional and informative only. However, according to the UPC/FNSKU code, warehouse employees can find your goods if it was not possible to identify the delivery and the recipient by the tracking number or the recipient on the received parcel. Therefore, filling in this field is highly desirable!
Please note, that in the Qty in Package field you need to enter the number of units within one package as it arrives to the warehouse, but not the full amount of products that were ordered.
You buy item 'X’ from three different suppliers. Supplier ‘A’ sells individual products, supplier ‘B’ sells products in packs of 50 units and individual products, supplier ‘C’ sells products in packs of 100 units. Therefore, when you add a product, you need to add 4 types of packages with the following quantity: 1 (one) for supplier ‘A’, 1 (one), and 50 for supplier ‘B’ , and 100 for supplier ‘C’.
So, you only need to create a card for a resource once, into which many suppliers and packaging options for this product can later be added.
Please note, if your supply contains 100 units, you will need to indicate the following item quantity when creating a new supply: for the supplier ‘A’ enter 100 in the ‘Qty’ field; for the supplier ‘B’ enter 2 (if you buy a case of 50 units) in the ‘Qty’ field; for the supplier ‘C’ enter 1 (one) in the ‘Qty’ field. The application will automatically calculate and add the correct quantity of products to receive.
Supply for vendor ‘A’
Supply for vendor ‘B’
Supply for vendor ‘C’
Package options are not ASIN types! Package options are used here when you either order items in bulk and know the item quantity within packages or if you order the same products from different suppliers.
Stock balance is always kept per unit. If you created a supply of 4 boxes with 100 units in each, the stock balance will be replenished up to 400 units upon our receipt.
Found a new supplier with better terms and want to test it out? Add a supplier as a package option to the existing products, and the stock balance will be kept for the entire recourse.