One reader recently got this message from Amazon’s FBA program basically saying that the distribution centres are full for the holidays – at least for oversize items.
We are temporarily unable to accept this item in our fulfilment centres. Due to higher than expected demand for FBA fulfilment services for Oversize items, we are temporarily unable to accept this and any other Oversize items (any packaged unit that does not fit within an area of 18″ x 14″ x 8″ or weighs 20 pounds or more). We expect that you will be able to create shipments for Oversize items by approximately November 22, 2010. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience. Please note that you can continue to send in shipments of smaller items. This item must be removed.
Of course there are the negative ramifications of a bunch of sellers not able to use FBA for their oversize items for the holidays, but I’d say that’s a pretty high-class problem 😉
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