FBA Grade and Resell is an invitation-only beta program. It allows you to relist and sell unfulfillable inventory as used, instead of paying to return or dispose of the inventory.
When you submit an item, Amazon evaluates the condition and creates the listing for you. You set the price and manage the listing, as you do for your current new and used items.
The FBA Grade and Resell fee is a flat per-unit processing fee based on the size and weight of the item. The processing fee is applied at the time of relisting. If your item is graded as Unsellable, no processing fee applies.
|Standard-size items||Small standard-size||16 oz or less||$1.80|
|Large standard-size||21 lb or less||$2.20|
|Oversize and special handling items||Small/medium oversize||151 lb or less||$5.00|
|Large/special oversize||--||Not eligible|
Example comparing recovery value for used items based on condition
Product category: Home & Garden
New item price: $30
Referral fee percentage: 15%
Item weight: 3.35 lb
|Key||Example||Like new||Very good||Good||Acceptable||Dispose||Ship-to address|
|D=A*Fee %||Referral fee||$4.28||$3.83||$3.60||$3.38||-||-|
|E=B-C-D||Net recovery value||$16.23||$13.68||$12.40||$11.13||($0.80)||($0.80)|
* You determine the used-item price.
To ensure a net positive transaction after fees are applied, inventory must have a minimum calculated average sales price (ASP) of $15 in order to be eligible for FBA Grade and Resell. Eligibility is restricted to returned FBA inventory that is in Amazon fulfillment centers.
Eligibility is also subject to legal, safety, regulatory, and other guidelines. Products not eligible include:
Submit inventory to be graded and resold by creating a removal order. You can create a removal order from an inventory planning page or the Recommended Removal report:
To create a removal order to grade and resell inventory, follow these steps:
After you submit your FBA Grade and Resell inventory, your item will be graded on its condition. When your item is graded:
You can track the status of graded items in the Removal Order Detail report. The total number of inventory you have submitted to the program shows in the Requested Qty column. The Completed Qty column shows inventory that has been graded. Inventory still being graded shows in the In Process Qty column.
Once an item is graded as Used, a SKU is generated for your new listing under the parent ASIN.
In the FBA Grade and Resell price settings, you can set the initial list price for all ASINs submitted to the program based on the inventory condition. Price settings can be updated at any time. The initial list price for a used item is calculated based on your discount percentage values multiplied by the new item price at the time of relisting.
You can change the price on Manage Pricing, once the listing is created. All SKUs in FBA Grade and Resell begin with amzn.gr to allow you to search for and track graded inventory in Seller Central. The listings will display in your inventory reporting tools, and payments will be displayed in the Payments Dashboard.
Example comparing initial list price for used items based on condition
|Condition||Discount percentage 1||New item price at time of relisting 2||Initial list price of used item 3||SKU example 4|
|Used – Like New||95%||$50||$47.50||amzn.gr.111xxx|
|Used – Very Good||90%||$45.00||amzn.gr.yyyzzzz|
|Used – Good||85%||$42.50||amzn.gr.2323xxxx|
|Used – Acceptable||80%||$40.00||amzn.gr.x232xyzz|
1 You determine the discount percentage based on the new item price.
2 FBA Grade and Resell pricing is calculated based on your new item prices, which must comply with the Amazon Marketplace Fair Pricing policy.
3 Once you create used pricing tiers for a SKU, additional items of the same SKU submitted to FBA Grade and Resell will automatically have the initial price applied.
4 A maximum of five SKUs will be generated for your used listing under the parent ASIN: four used conditions and one unsellable.
Amazon plans to expand the program in the near future. We provided a link to this Help page to all sellers included in the invitation-only beta program of FBA Grade and Resell. If you received the link to this Help page from a different source, Amazon has not yet expanded FBA Grade and Resell to you and, therefore, you are not able to submit inventory.
Yes, FBA Grade and Resell is open to both US and non-US sellers who have been invited and are selling in the US.
FBA Grade and Resell allows you to relist eligible, unfulfillable inventory on Amazon. Since you manage the used listing and control the price, you control the recovery value. To ensure a net positive transaction after fees are applied, inventory must have a minimum calculated ASP of $15 to be eligible for FBA Grade and Resell. ASP is calculated using your sales history, the average FBA selling price on Amazon, and the sales history of the specific ASIN.
During the beta program, FBA Grade and Resell items are listed and managed by you, and product and seller feedback ratings apply as normal. In order to protect your ratings, products with low star and seller feedback ratings are ineligible for the program. Consider submitting high-volume ASINs to the program to maintain minimal impact to your product and seller feedback ratings.
If your item is graded as Unsellable, the item will remain in your unfulfillable inventory and FBA Grade and Resell fees will not apply. The unsellable item will appear with a new FNSKU, beginning with amzn.gr, under the parent ASIN. Manage your unfulfillable inventory as you normally would.
Manage excess items as you would with new listings, with marketing and pricing levers. To recover value on excess items, consider submitting fulfillable inventory to Amazon Outlet. You can also return the inventory to yourself or dispose of it.
Amazon will follow its standard operating procedures to carefully handle items with internal memory, but does not guarantee removal of data. Before customers return items on which they have saved personal information, they should clear the memory device. This is specified in Amazon’s cutomer returns policy for items such as laptops, cameras, or other electronic devices.
Used items typically take longer to sell than new items. Manage your listing as you normally would to decrease the time to sell.
Track fees and customer payments in the Payments Dashboard. The FBA Grade and Resell processing fee will appear once an item has been relisted as Used.
The returns policy is the same as for new listings you manage.
All FBA Grade and Resell customer-returned items will be marked as Unsellable and remain in your unfulfillable inventory. You can resubmit eligible items to FBA Grade and Resell, or return the inventory to yourself or dispose of it.
With Amazon Renewed, a new ASIN is generated with a separate detail page for items that are graded as Used – Like New. Items submitted to the FBA Grade and Resell program will display under the parent ASIN, with four potential conditions – Used – Like New, Used – Very Good, Used – Good, and Used – Acceptable. This gives you the opportunity to recover value from a wider variety of used products.