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What is commingled inventory?
Commingled inventory is a business practice in which sellers have the option to pool their inventory of a given item with that of other sellers and the ecommerce retailer (particularly Amazon). While more efficient and therefore cheaper for sellers, commingling also limits traceability and accountability – and potentially opens the door to counterfeiting. There has been a move to reduce the use of commingling, which makes it harder to trace products with issues and also can damage the reputation of blameless sellers when their inventory is pooled with problematic sellers.