Amazon’s FBA twice a year inventory clean up, what should sellers do?

Every year, Amazon FBA has an inventory clean up twice a year, one on February 15th and the other on August 15th. At this time, a large number of sellers' goods will be cleared from the FBA warehouse. Usually, the seller's practice is to return to the local third-party warehouse, and then the replacement label will continue to be sent to the FBA warehouse. There are also some sellers who clear their inventory through price reduction, etc., and then replenish those goods to the FBA warehouse.
After all, Prime Day is only the first big event in the second half of the peak season. Don’t forget about Black Friday, Christmas, and so on.
During the peak season, what is the best way to replenish the stock?
For Amazon sellers, being out of stock is a big problem. If the listing is out of stock two or three times, there is no way to increase sales again.
Therefore, it must be said that inventory management is a core competitiveness of Amazon sellers. This can widen the gap between sellers, especially FBA sellers. In addition to properly removing unsold products, it is also very important for sellers to replenish their inventory in a timely manner.
It’s difficult to manage stock because if there’s too little, you will run out and if there is too much, you will be liable for a long term storage fee. There are many factors to be considered when replenishing stock during peak season, such as inventory, average sales, saleable margin, delivery period, length of stock and more. If you are an experienced seller it is suggested that you refer to the sales data of products during last year’s peak season, and then make minor adjustments. If you are a novice seller, you can also check the Google's trend analysis to understand the sales trend of the products sold throughout the year.
This solves the problem of how much stock to replenish. During the regular season, sellers should replenishment the stock within the first two or three months. Sellers should start to stock, ship and find their preferred shipping method in order to ensure that the peak season sales will have sufficient profit margins. However, shipping is not a one-size-fits-all approach. It needs to be based on product characteristics (whether the product suitable for long-term transportation, weather it is a seasonal product, etc.).
Then, in the case of inaccurate product inventory, sellers can refer to the ratio of 28, 19 to make appropriate adjustments, mainly maritime, air-assisted, so that replenishment method is recommended.
From Hugo net