Inventory management

Inventory management for e-commerce

Inventory management ensures that the right quantity of products is available to meet customer demand.
€39 (excl. VAT) per month + referral fees
Inventory management
Some of the common online inventory management methods include:
  • "Just in time" means ordering raw materials only when orders are received
  • First in, first out (FIFO) consists of selling the oldest stock first
  • Third-party logistics is entrusting inventory management to a specialist partner

Why is inventory management important?

Inventory management allows you to:
  • Reduce storage costs by avoiding excess inventory
  • Avoid tying up money in useless inventory
  • Optimise sales by avoiding stock shortages
Inventory management requires good organisation. Therefore, it may be wise to turn to a specialist partner like Amazon.

FBA and inventory management with Amazon

To benefit from Fulfilment by Amazon, you need to be a seller on You send your products to an Amazon fulfilment centre, and Amazon will pick, pack and dispatch your orders, and provide customer service, including inventory management. Fulfilment by Amazon allows you to take advantage of Prime benefits, such as free two-day delivery, and allows you to sell across Europe.

You will have access to your inventory page, where you can add your products, check your inventory and track your orders. Key performance indicators (KPIs) allow you to visualise the status of your inventory at a glance.

Important terms for inventory management

Here are the main criteria to follow for efficient management of your FBA inventory:
  • Take action regarding stranded stock: Amazon notifies you of the problem and the action required
  • Management of excess inventory: by removing products
  • Excess inventory percentage: calculated from the number of excess products and the total storage cost
  • Sell-through rate: determined by the quantity of items sold over 90 days
  • Restock Tool: the site indicates which items to restock
  • Inventory Performance Index: calculated based on sales and available stock

Simple tips for effective management

Healthy inventory management involves:
  • Maintaining a balanced level of available stock
  • Removing excess inventory
  • Resolving listing issues
  • Avoiding stock shortages
  • Maintaining stock of the most popular products


Storing products can be time-consuming. This is why entrusting online inventory management to a professional, such as Amazon, can be a good idea.


How much does Fulfilment by Amazon cost?
There are two types of fees: order management fees per product sold and monthly inventory storage fees.
Can I sell anything with Amazon?
What is FBA sell-through rate?
It's the number of units sold in the last 90 days divided by the number of units in stock.
Is Amazon right for my business?
Yes. No matter the size of your business, you can thrive on Amazon.

Start selling today

€39 (excl. VAT) per month + referral fee
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