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After the shipment arrives at the FBA warehouse, it may be in a "reserved" status (processing, validation, transshipped, etc.) for at least a few days in a normal part of the year. This is not a normal time of year, so it may take weeks to clear into "available" status.

If you send too much stuff to Amazon and it doesn't sell, you will be liable for long-term storage fees and they can be expensive (https://sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/help/external/200684750?...)

The FBA universe is filled with stories of people having a manufacturer overseas make some low-cost product and encountering problems including low demand, poor quality, too many similar products available, and commingling with pirated or "third shift" inventory.

Protections against piracy and commingling include trademarks and the Amazon Transparency program (https://brandservices.amazon.com/transparency). Requirements for Transparency described here: http://leanmedia.org/amazon-transparency-what-is-it-and-how-...




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