Free removal of your FBA inventory through August 14, 2016


#1

Hello from Fulfillment by Amazon.

You may have slow-moving or low-selling inventory. Starting today, August 4, 2016, FBA is waiving fees for any removal order for inventory that is currently in U.S. fulfillment centers. This promotion ends after August 14, 2016, after which time normal removal-order fees will apply.

FBA remains dedicated to supporting your growth and ensuring that our U.S. fulfillment centers have the right quantity of products. This promotion is designed to free up space for products that are selling fast. Learn more about free removals (sign-in required).

In addition, for a limited time, certain sellable products in your inventory may qualify for liquidation brokered by an Amazon subsidiary. Select the Liquidate (beta) option when you create a removal order in Seller Central to see if your sellable inventory is eligible. Through this liquidation pilot program, you could recover a portion of your inventory cost. As part of this limited-time promotion, these orders for liquidation will not be charged removal-order fees. Learn more about liquidating your inventory (sign-in required).

How will free removals work?

You can create a removal order from the Manage Inventory page in Seller Central. Learn more about removing inventory (sign-in required).

This promotion includes inventory that is removed as part of Automated Long-Term Storage Removals. You can enable this in your Fulfillment by Amazon settings in Seller Central on or before August 14, 2016.

If you file a removal order for sellable inventory on or before August 14, 2016, including automated removals, you will be unable to send in additional units of these ASINs until January 1, 2017. You may regain the ability to send limited quantities this ASIN to Amazon if your inventory levels are less than your total projected sales for the next four weeks. These projected sales are based your actual sales from the past 90 days.

In addition, if you remove only unsellable units of an ASIN via automated removals or via a manually filed removal order, you may still send sellable units of this ASIN to Amazon.

If you filed a removal order on or after July 13, 2016, for inventory that would otherwise be assessed a Long-Term Storage Fee on August 15, 2016, you will be reimbursed for those return fees or disposal fees.

How can I check my inventory levels?
View the notifications section in your Inventory Dashboard in Seller Central (sign-in required) to see the slow-moving inventory we would recommend for removal. These notifications are updated daily.

In addition, you can identify your aged inventory and sales data on the Inventory Age page in Seller Central (sign-in required). The Manage Excess Inventory page (sign-in required) also can help you identify inventory with greater-than-desired days of supply.

Thank you for selling on Amazon.

Sincerely,

The Fulfillment by Amazon team


#2

Cool!

Is it true that once a removal order is created the product can’t be sent back to Amazon?


#3

Correct, however that was the case even without the free removals. So this is great news regardless.

+“If you file a removal order for sellable inventory on or before August 14, 2016, including automated removals, you will be unable to send in additional units of these ASINs until January 1, 2017. You may regain the ability to send limited quantities this ASIN to Amazon if your inventory levels are less than your total projected sales for the next four weeks. These projected sales are based your actual sales from the past 90 days.”+

+“In addition, if you remove only unsellable units of an ASIN via automated removals or via a manually filed removal order, you may still send sellable units of this ASIN to Amazon.”+


#4

Does the “no fees” also apply to shipping cost if the removal is a return (vs. a disposal)? Thanks.


#5

A much better option FYI than the liquidation option. 10% of the original value but you get to keep 90% of that. HA! Can’t be cancelled and if they can’t sell it it goes back into your inventory.


#6

Don’t understand your post. Could you explain?


#7

Are you being serious?


#8

We still have not received our 66%. Is this normal?


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