Tune-up your Amazon Settings
After you have completed the Authorization with Amazon there are still a few settings that need to be filled out.
PSS Home Page > Settings > Amazon
Not to be confused with Inventory Rules, these settings here are related to the individual marketplace and actually compliment the Inventory Rules section.
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 or 7 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
This will allow you to limit the number 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.
Purge Out of Stock
When checked this feature will remove any SKUs that are OOS from your Amazon Seller Central. The primary feature of this is to keep your Amazon backend a little more tidy and less cluttered. Dealers that have Amazon listings that are external of PSS may appreciate this. If you are only using PSS just leave it unchecked.
Item Condition Note
Copy that is shown to customers browsing all available sellers for a specific product listing.
These are global settings where you can set broad parameters in regards to price management.
Minimum Price Threshold
The minimum price of an item you are willing to sell on Amazon. If you do not wish to sell products on Amazon below a certain amount you can enter that value here. An entered value of 25, will restrict any positive inventory from being sent to listings of products that have a price below $25.
Minimum Price Applies to
Dictates where the minimum price threshold set above be applied to 1. MSRP supplied by the distributors. 2. The calculated sale price of an item based on pricing rules & overrides.
Enabling this option will stop PSS from sending pricing information to Amazon. This is useful if you are using an external repricing tool to manage the prices of the products you have listed on Amazon.