Adapting to Amazon’s New Era: Inventory Fee Changes

The recent adjustments to Amazon’s inventory fees are not just another routine update; they represent a significant shift in the landscape for sellers. Many of us are already feeling the pinch, finding that the profitability of certain items is now under threat. This isn’t a minor obstacle; it’s a major shift that could redefine our approach to selling on Amazon.

The core issue exacerbating this challenge is awareness. Surprisingly, only a quarter of sellers have a deep understanding of their fee structures. This gap in knowledge is leading to uninformed decisions that could have far-reaching consequences for our businesses.

Charting a Course Through Uncertainty

In the face of these fee changes, our mission is clear: to delve deep into the specifics of Amazon’s updated fee structure, arm ourselves with knowledge, and navigate these turbulent waters with precision. Here’s how we can start:

  • Deep Dive into Fee Changes: Assess how the new fees impact your specific product categories and overall business model.
  • Profitability Analysis: Re-evaluate your inventory to identify which products remain profitable and which may need a strategic rethink.
  • Strategic Price Adjustments: Explore the feasibility of adjusting your prices to offset the increased fees, keeping in mind Amazon’s competitive landscape.
  • Operational Efficiency: Look for opportunities to enhance your operational efficiency, potentially reducing the impact of storage and long-term fees.
  • Engage in Proactive Planning: Use this moment to engage in more sophisticated financial planning, preparing your business to adapt to future changes with agility.

Together Through the Storm

If the shifting sands of Amazon’s fee structure seem daunting, remember, you don’t have to face them alone. Book a discovery call with our team, and let’s craft a tailored strategy to navigate these changes. Together, we can identify opportunities to not just survive but thrive in this new environment.

As we continue our journey in the ever-evolving world of Amazon, our collective resilience, adaptability, and commitment to innovation will guide us through. Stay tuned for ongoing insights and strategies to help your business stay ahead.

P.S. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein. As we face these new fees, let’s focus on the opportunities they present for us to reevaluate, adjust, and enhance our businesses for the better.

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Krystel Borg

Krystel possesses a unique expertise in transforming company sales, thanks to her knack for devising strategic blueprints and fostering high-performing teams. Throughout her career, she’s been at the helm of businesses that have burgeoned from mere startups to eight-figure giants. She boasts two notable exits in the CPG sector, with one being the acclaimed Swander Pace Private Equity Group.
Her profound understanding of product-centric ventures spans the entire lifecycle—from conceptualizing brands to overseeing logistics, supply chain management, and devising robust digital marketing initiatives. One of Krystel’s standout accomplishments in sales is her tenure with QVC, where she not only celebrated over 100 on-air appearances but also clinched a nomination for their coveted “Rising Star” award, sharing the limelight with industry titans like Sephora.
With a proven track record of scaling startups to monumental heights—like achieving $1.5M in revenue within a year and subsequently doubling it—and salvaging firms from deficits to enjoy $1.8M profits, Krystel’s prowess is undeniable. She masterfully steered a company to emerge as an unrivaled leader in its sector by multiplying its sales from $4M to $18M in half a decade.
In recent years, Krystel has channeled her vast experience into mentoring, playing pivotal roles as a consultant or board member to embolden fellow entrepreneurs. Her versatility is further accentuated by her engagements across diverse industries

Navin Williams

With 11 years of leadership experience in Business Management, Navin Williams has consistently delivered transformative results. His leadership has championed small businesses on their path to accelerated growth, steered large enterprises towards a surge in efficiency by up to 40%, and provided strategic direction to e-commerce companies navigating the dynamic digital marketplace.
His toolkit of expertise encompasses spearheading organizational transformations, enhancing business agility, and driving process efficiency across a spectrum of domains and frameworks, with a particular emphasis on Lean principles. Understanding the unique challenges and opportunities presented by both brick-and-mortar operations and digital storefronts, Navin is adept at crafting strategies that align with specific business objectives.
His commitment to rigorous reporting ensures transparency and data-driven decision-making, solidifying his reputation as a versatile and results-driven business leader.

Jane Sampson

Jane Sampson boasts over 15 years in the Apparel & Home Fashions sector. Throughout her career, she’s demonstrated a depth of knowledge in areas like Design, Product Development, Global Sourcing, and Market Research. Her business acumen is backed by a proven record in Procurement, Business Planning, and Sales.
Central to Jane’s professional journey is JANEEN HOME LLC. This company, under her leadership, specializes in introducing new textures, designs, and prints for bedding and soft home lines. Her brand’s presence is felt in prominent retailers such as Macy’s, Ross Stores, Hobby Lobby, Bealls, and Belk.
Beyond her corporate achievements, Jane shares her industry insights as an Adjunct Professor at Baylor University. She remains committed to fostering growth and nurturing future talents, ensuring they’re equipped for success in the dynamic world of Apparel & Home Fashions.

Archana Reddy Williams

From the corporate world to the dynamic world of Amazon, Archana’s journey has been nothing short of transformative. As a seasoned management consultant, corporate leader, and a 7-figure Amazon seller, she founded CartKaboom with a vision to demystify the Amazon maze for brands.
What drives Archana? Her passion for ensuring every brand gets a fair shot at success on Amazon. CartKaboom works tirelessly as a partner, acting as a true extension of brands, ensuring they shine in the Amazon marketplace. While she cherishes working with all types of businesses, Archana’s heart holds a special place for family-owned and women-led brands. Drawing from a wealth of firsthand insights and tailored strategies, she’s had the honour of propelling many of these businesses to 7+ figure successes on Amazon.
At the heart of CartKaboom, it’s not just about metrics. Archana delves deep into a brand’s narrative and core values, designing Amazon-focused strategies that amplify their presence. From listing enhancements and keyword optimization to effective advertising campaigns, Archana ensures that brands don’t just survive, but thrive in this ecommerce behemoth. Outside the world of ecommerce, Archana is active in real estate. As an Accredited Real Estate Investor and a CRE General Partner, she oversees diverse commercial real estate ventures, bringing the same dedication and business acumen to this vertical.
At the core of it all, Archana’s faith in God and her family remain her pillars. She resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three kids. For relaxation and fun, she enjoys travelling, hiking, and exploring nature, seeing it as a reflection of God’s beauty. She’s also active in local church initiatives, emphasising community growth and unity.