When you want to
remove your inventory from an Amazon fulfillment center, you submit a removal order. You
remove inventory from fulfillment centers by:
Creating a removal order (see Create a removal order later in
Using the Recommended Removal report
(see Create a removal order later in this article)
Setting up automatic removals (see Remove
Removing inventory in bulk by uploading an
inventory file (see Remove inventory in bulk)
Which method you use
depends on the type and condition of the inventory you want to remove. These methods are
not mutually exclusive.
Important: Amazon reserves the right to dispose of any
inventory which poses a safety risk.
holds unsellable and recalled inventory for 30 days, after which it is automatically
disposed of if a removal request is not submitted. See Required
for more information. You will be notified by email prior to disposal
for any Amazon-initiated disposals, and charged any associated disposal fees.
Removal fees are charged per item removed.
For more information, see FBA removal order fees.
Create a removal
You can begin creating a removal order from
either the Manage
Inventory page or the Recommended Removal
report. You can select any inventory that you want to remove using the Manage Inventory page. The
Removal report includes only that inventory which is subject to upcoming
long-term storage fees.
Do one of the following:
On the Manage
Inventory page, select the items that you want to remove, and then
removal order from the Action on
selected drop-down list.
On the Recommended Removal
report, click Begin removal process. If Begin removal
process doesn't appear on the report, you don't have
inventory that we recommend you remove.
Tip: If the
recommended removal list spans multiple pages, a separate removal order
must be created for each page.
On the Removal order details
page, under Method of
removal, do one of the following:
address to have your inventory returned to you. Type the
address that you want the inventory shipped to.
order returns cannot be:
Shipped outside of the 48 continental United States
or to PO, APO, FPO, or DPO boxes
Shipped to another
Used to fill customer
For more information, see Remove inventory (overview)
Select Dispose of to
have your inventory disposed of at the fulfillment center.
Select Liquidate to
liquidate your inventory using an Amazon subsidiary.
For Set order ID, do one
of the following:
Type a custom order ID.
Leave the field blank and an order ID will be created for you.
Tip: When you create a removal order, save your removal order ID.
It is helpful for tracking your removal order.
Under Specify ordered
SKUs/units, a list of selected items is displayed. To add more
inventory to the list, in the Search and add items
text box, type a title, MSKU, ASIN, or FNSKU, and click Search. Select the
products you want to remove, and click Add selected.
Under Fulfillable qty,
specify the number of fulfillable units to remove.
Under Unfulfillable qty,
specify the number of unfulfillable units to remove.
To remove an item from the list, select
Submit a removal order
After you create a removal order, on the Review and place
order page, confirm that all of the information is correct before
submitting your order.
Under Items that will be removed, make sure that the
items listed are the ones that you want removed. To change the items, click
Change Units or Items.
Under Fulfillable qty and Unfulfillable
qty, verify the number of items that you want removed. To change
the number of items, click Change units or items.
Under Order summary, review the order ID, method of
removal, and ship-to address and contact information. If you choose
Ship-to address as the method of removal, be sure to
confirm that the address and contact information are valid and accurate. Click
Change if you want to modify the information.
Under Shipping summary, review the shipping speed.
Under Estimated fees, review the removal fees.
Click Place order to accept the charges and complete the
removal order. You can cancel your removal order by clicking Cancel
Important: By submitting a removal order, you agree to receive at your
designated ship-to address all units that you have ordered to be removed. After you
submit your removal order, the carrier will attempt to contact your designated
point-of-contact at your ship-to address to arrange a delivery time. If (1) the
carrier is unable to arrange a delivery time for these units with your designated
point-of-contact (for example, because they cannot be contacted at the telephone
number provided in your removal order); or (2) your designated point-of-contact is
unavailable or refuses to receive these units at the delivery time arranged with the
carrier, we will assume that your designated ship-to-address is incorrect, these
units will be deemed abandoned, and we may dispose of them immediately, at your cost,
without reimbursement to you, and without additional notice to you.
You can cancel a removal order if the
status of the order is Planning or Pending. If the status is Processing, you cannot
cancel the removal order.
Cancelling a required removal order for
unsuitable, unsellable, or stranded inventory is a violation of the FBA service terms.
For more information, see Required removals.
On the Manage
Orders page, click Advanced
In the Search drop-down
list, select Order
ID, and then type your removal order ID. Click Search.
Under Status, confirm that
the status is Planning or Pending.
Under Action, click
Important: Your removal order may already be in process before the cancellation request is
received. Check back later to confirm that your removal order has been successfully