⚠️ Heads up, Amazon is deprecating a bunch of seller Inventory Reports at the end of January, both in the Console (see image) and the Amazon SP-API.
The Console reports will be replaced by a single ‘Inventory Ledger Report’ according to Seller Central’s alert (read on why this isn’t a great replacement).
There are equivalent deprecations happening in the Amazon Seller SP-API as follows: _GET_FBA_FULFILLMENT_CURRENT_INVENTORY_DATA_
They will also be replaced by two different reports, GET_LEDGER_SUMMARY_VIEW_DATA and GET_LEDGER_DETAIL_VIEW_DATA (even worse replacements of the mentioned reports)
𝗦𝗼 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻?
🧠 If you’re relying on any of the inventory reports via the console or the Amazon Seller API, you’ll need to integrate the new consolidated report(s).
𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗲𝗱𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻’𝘁 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁:
🤦🏽♂️ However, in our research, we found that the new Ledger reports leave out some critical pieces of information. Not only do they obscure what’s actually on hand, they also don’t indicate the on-hand status of different inventory amounts (like fulfillable, reserved, inbound, researching, etc.). 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻’𝘁 𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝘀 𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗔𝗺𝗮𝘇𝗼𝗻’𝘀 𝗙𝗕𝗔 𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀. It’s a legitimate chore to reconcile the on-hand amounts on a given day and requires combining data from the summary and detail views to get some semblance of inventory amounts on hand.
💡 𝗦𝗼 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗱, 𝘄𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗮 𝗳𝗲𝘄 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗙𝗕𝗔 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗽𝗶𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲, 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗕𝗠 𝘀𝗸𝘂𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗢𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗰𝗸 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗴𝗶𝗰 𝘄𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝘂𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗵𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗽𝗶𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱/𝗼𝗿 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗹𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁.
If you have questions about the deprecations and impacts they have on inventory data in Amazon SP-API, feel free to reach out to us – Todd VanderStelt, Andy Thompson, and MixShift, we’ll try to give you as much info as we can about the changes.