FBA Liquidations is a programme designed to help you recover value from excess and customer-returned inventory, avoid storage fees, and prevent inventory from being disposed of or returned.
Instead of paying to dispose or remove excess and customer-returned FBA inventory, you can choose to use FBA Liquidations to have the inventory liquidated through a trusted provider. By liquidating inventory, you recover a portion of your inventory cost while avoiding the cost of monthly and long-term storage fees. For example, instead of paying Amazon to dispose of your inventory, you can receive payment (your ‘net recovery value’) by liquidating your inventory.
Amazon will attempt to arrange a buyer for the eligible items that you submit for liquidation within 30 days of your submission. If successful, Amazon will transfer the amount that the buyer pays for these items, net of fees, to your seller account. The net recovery value will appear in your account within approximately 60 days after the shipment is marked as Completed in the Removal Order Details page in Seller Central. By participating in this programme, you agree to the Terms and Conditions.
Amazon will first determine the value of your inventory, evaluating several factors including:
Based on contracted rates, third-party liquidators will purchase this inventory for a gross recovery value, which may vary based on contracted rates with liquidators. Programme fees are currently waived for all orders submitted. Amazon will be introducing a fee for each liquidation order and you will receive the net recovery value. We will confirm the fee introduction date later on this page and also notify Selling Partners via email. For more details, refer to the ‘Fees’ section below.
Once eligible inventory is submitted in a liquidation order, monthly storage fees and long-term storage fees will cease to accrue for that inventory.
Programme fees are currently waived for all orders submitted. Amazon will be introducing a fee for each liquidation order and you will receive the net recovery value. We will confirm the fee introduction date later on this page and also notify Selling Partners via email.
Amazon will be applying two separate fees to each item you liquidate:
Table: Per-unit fee based on size and weight
|Standard size||Fee (per unit)|
|1,001+ g||€0.50 + €0.40 for each incremental 1,000 g*|
|Oversize||Fee (per unit)|
|5,001+ g||€3.00 + €0.40 for each incremental 1,000 g*|
*Incremental weights are rounded up to the nearest 1,000 g.
The eligibility of an ASIN for liquidation is subject to legal, safety, and regulatory guidelines. Products not eligible for liquidation include:
|Estimated timeline||Track status|
|Day 0 - 30||
The order status changes to Completed.
|Day 90 or before||
The maximum recovered value is approximately 20%* of the average selling price of your ASIN. There is no guarantee of the amount that you will recover through FBA Liquidation.
*This result may vary based on contracted rates with third-party wholesale liquidators that buy the inventory. Amazon cannot guarantee a set recovery rate.
After you submit a liquidation order, your inventory is still available to fulfil customer orders while liquidation is pending. If your inventory is used to fulfil a customer order while liquidation is pending, you will receive the proceeds of sale rather than a liquidation payment. When the inventory is liquidated and no longer available to fulfil orders, it will show up as Complete in your Removal Order Detail report.
You will receive an error message in the create removal order workflow to let you know if you have selected inventory that is not eligible for liquidation.
Currently, the FBA inventory that is stored in the UK cannot be submitted for liquidation. Once this option becomes available, we will announce that information on this page and also notify Selling Partners via email.
Yes. To participate in the programme, you will be required to enrol in the VAT Calculation Service. This free service provides you with billing and VAT calculation reporting functionalities. Learn more about VAT Calculation Service. Amazon does not give tax, legal or other professional advice. You should consult your tax advisor to help you understand your VAT obligations.
Amazon offers a great range of services for both excess and customer-returned FBA inventory. See Value-Recovery Help page for more information.