3.2 Amazon Settings

After you have completed the integration for PSS to communicate with your Amazon store there are still a few more settings that need to be completed

Marketplace Inventory Buffer: This feature is used to prevent overselling.  It reflects the minimum quantity required from all distributors in order for it to be considered in stock on the marketplace.  PSS recommends an inventory buffer of no less than 4 on each marketplace, with 6 being considered conservative.

If you have a value of 6, the product will not show in stock unless there are at least 6 available from all sources.  This setting is critical to address overselling.  Some dealers will try to get away with a setting of two however time and time again they come back complaining about overselling.

Inventory Ceiling: This will allow you to limit the quantity of products for sale on one listing. Example:  If you have this set at 5 but an item has 12 qty available, you will be advertising that you have 5 for sale.  On the other end if you have it at 5 but an item has 2 qty available, you will still advertise the 2 for sale.

This is helpful for a new account that might have listing limits on eBay. eBay will calculate your listing limits based off of Selling Price and Quantity available.  eBay likes to see a low ratio of total dollars listed compared to overall sales.   *eBay Motors prefers a value of 4 or less in this field.  10 should be the absolute max

Lead Time Floor: If you don't want all of the calculated lead times from your Inventory Rules to be used across your eBay listings you can assign a Lead Time Floor. If you enter a value of 3 here, any calculated lead times of 1 or 2 will be raised to 3. This setting should be almost always be set at 1.  2 would be a good value for a small shop that sometimes finds themselves a day behind on shipping.

Item Condition Note: This will be applied to all listings on Amazon, PSS always pushes out a condition of "New".  The condition note is often used for a generic statement like "Easy Returns" or "Fast Shipping"

Minimum Price Threshold: If you don't want to sell products below a certain value you can do that here.  A value entered of 50, will restrict positive inventory values being sent to Amazon for products below $50

Minimum Price Applies to: The minimum price threshold can be applied to either MSRP or the Calculated sale price (if a product has been discounted below MSRP)

Disable Pricing: If you do not want PSS to push pricing to Amazon for you, that can be disabled here.  Only to be used if you are running a third party re-pricer on Amazon

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