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Automated fulfillable inventory removal

When automated fulfillable inventory removal is enabled, we’ll return, liquidate, or dispose of fulfillable inventory that's been in a fulfillment center for more than 365 days. In addition, units of ASINs that have not sold for six or more consecutive months and that have been in fulfillment centers for more than 180 days will be automatically removed.

How it works

There are two automated fulfillable inventory removal services that can prevent your inventory from incurring additional storage fees:

  • Automated long-term storage removal: The removal of inventory that would be subject to long-term storage fees.
  • Automated removal of ASINs with no sale: The removal of units of ASINs that have not sold for six or more consecutive months and that would be subject to applicable storage fees.

Eligible products

The following products are eligible for automated fulfillable inventory removal:

  • Units in fulfillment centers for more than 365 days
  • Units of ASINs that have not sold in six or more consecutive months and that have been in fulfillment centers for more than 180 days

Opting out

You’re opted in to the automated fulfillable inventory removal services by default. To check your status or update your settings, follow these steps:

  1. Under Settings, select Fulfillment by Amazon.
  2. Scroll down to Automated fulfillable inventory settings and click Edit.
  3. To opt out of the services at any time, select Disable and then click Update. You can also opt out of either of the two automated removal services on this page.

Track inventory

You can review units that are eligible for automated fulfillable inventory removal on Manage Inventory Health. To track which of your units have been removed, go to the Removal Order Detail report.

Frequently asked questions

What are my options for automated removal services?

On Automated fulfillable inventory settings, select Return and enter a return address to have your inventory returned to you. Select Dispose to have your inventory donated, recycled if eligible, or disposed of.

To liquidate your eligible inventory, select Liquidation. Units that are not eligible for liquidation are donated, recycled, or disposed of. To learn more about product eligibility, go to FBA Liquidations.

What's the default removal option for these automated removal services?

If you provide a return address on any Amazon automated removal service, we’ll return your inventory by default. If you don't configure your settings for liquidation or choose to opt out of the services, your inventory will be donated, recycled, or disposed of if no return address is provided.

How can I avoid the required removal of my aging inventory or incurring long-term storage fees?

To avoid removals or storage fees, you can actively manage older inventory and inventory that is not likely to sell.

To sell through older inventory, consider setting up a deal through Amazon Outlet. An outlet deal is a promotional offer with a minimum discount of 20%. For more information, go to About Amazon Outlet.

Will this change affect all of my automated removal settings?

No. The updates that you make to your settings will only apply to automated fulfillable inventory removal.

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