Demand Forecasting: Improving Your Inventory With Amazon

Posted by Jimi Patel | September 14, 2018

The Amazon’s new demand forecast is seriously going to give a nudge to the vendors about their inventory stock. According to Statista, the sellers have generated more than 81% of the revenue in the year 2018. The E-Commerce giant now conveys the ‘Probability Level Demand Forecasts’ to the sellers and with this, new trait conveys the inventory levels too. It is mandatory for the vendors to understand the ‘Amazon Retail Analytics’ basic and premium plans. In this case, vendors can take the services from Amazon seller central consulting agency eStore Factory.

How is Amazon Demand Forecasting going to Impact Sellers?

With this new feature, the sellers are in a great dilemma because even if Amazon marketplace will issue the demand it is not promised that they will purchase inventory too. The reports suggested that third-party sellers sold 53% of the paid units this year. Therefore, Amazon vendor consulting services will help the sellers to understand the new strategic impact the Demand Forecasting is going to have on their business. Let us have a look:

  • Instant Reaction to the Market Changes: The seller must be agile and react swiftly to the changes occurring in the online marketplace. They can also track the demands as well as purchases of the Amazon on the weekly basis. This will help them to know that at what pace the Amazon is purchasing the vendors products. The sellers can take the Amazon optimization consultant advice to look after the previous two-monthly data.
  • Understanding the Probability Forecast by Amazon: A survey suggests that Amazon marketplace caters to more than 137 million customers in a week. The sellers must understand the new ‘Probability Forecast’ and can go through the P70, P80, and P90 as stated by Amazon. Like, P90 is suggested for the vendors to choose, as there is 90% chance that Amazon marketplace will purchase the indicated inventory and 10% chance that they will make more purchases.
  • Direct Contact with Amazon Specialists or Managers: The Demand Forecasting feature directly affects the business and stock level purchases of the sellers by Amazon. The vendors can either maintain the direct contact with the managers or take the expert services, but they must know about the Amazon consulting experts cost before choosing a specific professional. This way, these experts will support the sellers and the In-Stock Managers to discuss the varying stock needs of the Amazon marketplace.
  • Drive to Traffic to your Top ASINs: The sellers must drive traffic to their details page in order to top the ASINs list and send positive signals to Amazon. This will facilitate the vendors in topping the charts for the particular product, and Amazon will be able to see the increased demand. The vendors can download the forecasts list available on Amazon and make sure their ASINs stands at the highest possible point.

Published by Jimi Patel

Jimi Patel, is a Co-founder and CEO at eStore Factory, an Amazon SPN certified agency that serves as a one-stop solution for all your Amazon business needs. Having helped countless brands increase sales and grow their footprint on Amazon, Jimi provides the most practical and effective solutions for your business. He is highly skilled in developing and executing plans that align with your specific business goals and objectives. When not working, Jimi enjoys practicing yoga and traveling to new places. He is an avid reader and enjoys staying up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in the e-commerce industry.

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