We only ask for the amount of cds that we will need to meet your projected demand over the next few months. We can usually approve a larger amount, but understand that if those CDs don't actually sell in the next 6 months to a year, we will end up notifying you that they are 'overstock' and you will either need to pay for return shipping, or have them recycled here.
The reason we do this, is to make it possible to have at least 1 cd on hand for every artist we work with who wishes to be in physical distribution. We stock less of slower selling titles in order to guarantee room to stock more of faster selling titles. This can benefit you ultimately should your title begin to sell quickly- enabling us the flexibility to stock a higher number of that title, because the slower sellers are actually limited in how many we stock.