Amazon will be introducing a new solution for U.S. sellers who are feeling the pressure of supply chain challenges. Amazon Warehousing & Distribution (AWD) as it will be known enables sellers to use new, purpose-built facilities for bulk inventory storage and automated distribution.
Amazon Warehousing & Distribution (AWD) addresses critical supply chain challenges and helps sellers grow and manage their business while significantly cutting costs. AWD is also one of the many new offerings Amazon will be sharing more about at Amazon Accelerate, their annual seller conference taking place September 14-15. This year the event will be taking place both online and in-person and features guest speaker Venus Williams! You can register for the event here.
For many businesses, managing logistics and operations—such as inventory storage, distribution and order fulfillment—is a source of complexity and cost. These challenges have only been amplified in recent years as constrained supply chains caused global inventory backups and fulfillment challenges.
A recent survey of U.S. Amazon sellers showed the three biggest pain points for sellers in upstream warehousing and distribution operations are high prices for storage, complicated fee structures, and insufficient storage capacity. AWD makes the promise of supply chain as a service a reality and is specifically designed to solve inventory management challenges and deliver operational efficiencies.
As an Amazon seller for over 10 years, we are super excited about the Amazon Warehousing & Distribution service as it’s something that sellers have been seeking for a very long time, Automated replenishment and master case handling is the key of the program.– Harris Chan, senior business manager, AmaMax
Sellers using AWD can also consolidate their global inventory, which they can then view and manage on Seller Central, simplifying their operations with one pool of inventory. In 2023, sellers will be able to use AWD to send their inventory to any location, including to wholesale customers or brick-and-mortar stores.