You can set up automatic removals for your inventory at Amazon fulfilment centres. You can enable removals for unsellable or stranded inventory or for both types of inventory. Eligible unsellable units can be automatically refurbished or liquidated as value recovery alternatives to the units, to be returned to the seller address or disposed.
For more information about the removal orders process, go to Remove inventory (overview).
Per-item removal fees apply. For more information, go to FBA removal and disposal fees.
To preserve the customer promise, Amazon fulfils inventory based on its location to quickly deliver the order to the customer. We don't fulfil inventory in the order that it was received in our facilities. For more information, go to Expiry dates on FBA products.
When inventory in an Amazon fulfilment centre is not in sellable condition, its status changes to Unfulfillable and it is set aside. If you do not create a removal order for your unsellable inventory within 30 days after Amazon notifies you of its required removal, it is likely to be automatically disposed of. For more information, go to FBA Inventory Required Removals.
You can remove unsellable inventory at any time by submitting a removal order. For more information, go to Remove inventory from a fulfilment centre.
You can also choose to have unsellable inventory refurbished, liquidated or returned to you automatically by enabling the service in your seller account. Ensure to update the settings for both the UK and the EU.
Return to have unsellable inventory returned to you.
Dispose to have unsellable inventory disposed of.
Value recovery options (optional)
Refurbishment to have eligible unsellable inventory refurbished for sale. (Learn more on refurbishment service)
Liquidations to have unsellable inventory liquidated (Learn more on liquidation service)
For more information, go to Fulfilment by Amazon’s value-recovery services.
On the 15th of each month inventory stored at our fulfilment centres for more than 365 days is subject to long-term storage fees. For more information, go to FBA long-term storage.
By enabling Automated long-term storage removal in your Fulfilment by Amazon settings page, you request to have any units affected by an “inventory cleanup” automatically removed, either returned to you or disposed of at the fulfilment centre.
Long-term storage fees are not charged as long as a request is made to have such inventory removed or disposed of before the “Inventory cleanup” deadline. You can view long-term storage fee as well as removal and disposal fee costs under the pricing tab of our marketing website.
You can choose to have fulfilable inventory removed through automated fulfilable inventory settings. Once enabled, we’ll return, liquidate, or dispose of fulfillable inventory that's been in a fulfilment center from 1 to 12 months.
Note: To avoid errors when saving information in your seller account, the full name and address fields cannot be longer than 50 characters, and the return address must be a physical street address.
Note: Once enabled, you can exclude ASINs from liquidation by entering them as a comma-separated list.