You can set up automatic removals for your inventory at Amazon
fulfillment centers. For more information about the removal orders process, see Remove inventory (overview).
You can enable
removals for unsellable inventory only, for inventory subject to long-term storage fees
only, or for both types of inventory.
For more information about inventory cleanup
dates and long-term storage fees, see FBA long-term storage fees.
Per-item removal fees apply. For more information, see FBA removal order
To preserve the customer promise, Amazon fulfills inventory based on its
location to quickly deliver the order to the customer. We don't fulfill inventory in the
order that it was received in our facilities. For more information about inventory
expiration, see Expiration-dated FBA inventory.
Remove unsellable inventory automatically
When inventory in an Amazon fulfillment center 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.
See Required removals for more information. You can remove unsellable inventory at any
time by submitting a removal order. For more information, see Remove inventory from
a fulfillment center.
You can also choose to have unsellable inventory returned to you automatically by enabling
the service in your seller account.
On the Settings menu, click Fulfillment by Amazon.
On the Fulfillment by Amazon Settings page, locate
Automated Unfulfillable Removal Settings.
permissions don’t allow you to complete these navigational steps, try the following: On
tab, click Manage FBA Inventory
Remove Unfulfillable Inventory
, and then click Auto
On the Automated Unfulfillable Removal Settings page, click
Enable and select one of the following:
Return to have unsellable inventory returned to
Dispose to have unsellable inventory disposed of.
Select your preferred schedule:
Weekly (on the 8th, 15th,
22nd and 28th)
Twice a month (on the 5th and 20th)
Once a month (on the 1st)
In the Email address text box, enter your preferred email
If you selected Return, provide the address and phone number for
the delivery destination.
Immediate removal is available only if you choose Dispose in
the Automated Unfulfillable Removal Settings.
If you select immediate removal, unsellable customer returns will be
disposed of immediately. Other unsellable units will be disposed of on the weekly
schedule (8th, 15th, 22nd, and 28th).
Items that are immediately disposed of will be reported in the FBA customer returns report.
Some items may not be eligible for immediate disposal. If you use the
FBA Repackaging Service, Amazon will evaluate
customer returns, repackage eligible items, and return them to sellable inventory. If an
item is not eligible for repackaging and sale, it will be disposed of on the weekly
schedule. The usual storage and removal fees will apply.
Remove inventory subject to a long-term storage fee automatically
If you have enabled automated long-term storage removals, removal
orders will be created one to two weeks after the inventory cleanup date. For more
information on inventory cleanup dates and long-term storage fees, see FBA
long-term storage fees
You can choose to have inventory that is subject to a long-term storage fee removed
automatically. You can remove all inventory subject to the
fee or select a price range to determine which items are returned to you.
You can also choose to keep inventory priced above a certain
amount in the fulfillment center and pay the long-term storage fees for those items only,
and have the rest either disposed of or returned to you.