Setting up Max Order Limits on Amazon
Max Order Limits prevent the buyers from ordering products more than the number that the seller has set up for an item. It also prevents competitors spying on your inventory levels to make a decision on whether or not to compete with you. In this blog, we will know How to set up Max Order Limits and Why you should do it.
How to Set up A Max Order Quantity?
1. On your Seller Central page, hover your mouse over the “Inventory” tab, then click on the “Manage Inventory” option.
2. After the “Manage Inventory” page loads, select the item you want to set up a maximum quantity.
3. Then, click on the “Edit” button on the right side of the item details.
4. Next, select the “Offer” tab, and the offer page will load.
5. From there, scroll down to the bottom to see the “Max Order Quantity” field.
6. Input your desired number limit on the blank field next to “Max Order Quantity.”
7. Lastly, hit on “Save and Finish” button.
You have successfully set up or changed your Max Order Quantity on Amazon!
Why should sellers do this?
- It prevents your competitors from spying on your Inventory.
Not setting up Max Order Quantity lets other sellers on Amazon see your stocks and daily sales. By doing so, other sellers can weigh if the product is selling well, making them decide to be your competitor by selling the same product or products similar to yours but at a lower price. An example is your competitor has a stock count of 500. The next day it is 490. Then the next day it is 480. After tracking for several days, assuming they don’t restock, you can average out quite easily how many they are selling per day. This helps you gauge how much a listing is selling if you track it for each seller.
- It helps prevent loss when you’re running a promo or steep discounts.
Selling products with discounts without Maximum Order Quantity isn’t beneficial for sellers. For example, a buyer may decide to sweep off your stocks, get the deal, and sell it on Amazon for a much higher price for their advantage.
- It prevents suspicious buying activity
Sometimes your competitor will order all of your inventory and cancel the order within an hour. What happens is there is a delay in which Amazon puts your stock back in sellable inventory. If they continue to do this, they can prevent you from making any sales because they have bought up all your stock. To prevent this, setup max order limits. The dirty seller could still place multiple single orders with max order limit set, but it’s a lot more work and also makes them stand out to Amazon as doing dirty selling tactics.
Take action now! Set up your Maximum Order Limit. Thank you! See you on our next blog!