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Stranded inventory overview

Stranded inventory is FBA inventory in fulfillment centers that does not have an associated active offer and thus is not available for sale on Amazon. When inventory is stranded, it requires either reactivating the listing or removing inventory.

When you delete or close a listing, or change it from Fulfilled by Amazon to Fulfilled by Merchant, it might strand your inventory. Product listing issues, infringement concerns, or system errors can also result in stranded inventory.

For a complete list of reasons for stranded inventory, refer to the 'How to resolve stranded inventory' table in Resolve stranded inventory issues. For a breakdown of units in stranded status, see Stranded inventory report.

Note: If you have units of an ASIN stranded in the fulfillment center, do not send additional inventory of that ASIN to Amazon. If you add an ASIN with stranded inventory to your shipment, you will receive an alert and your shipment will not be processed.

Amazon will notify you about stranded inventory in three ways:

Note: If you address the cause for the stranded inventory yourself, please allow 24 hours for the updates to reflect in your stranded inventory.
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