FBA Grade and Resell is an invitation-only program. It allows you to relist and sell unfulfillable inventory as used, instead of paying to return or remove 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, just like you do for your current new and used items.
The 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 will be charged.
|Standard-size items||Small standard-size||16 oz or less||$1.50|
|Large standard-size||21 lb or less||$1.80|
|Oversize and special handling items||Small/medium oversize||151 lb or less||$2.65|
|Large/special oversize||Over 151 lb||$4.10|
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 x Fee %)||Referral fee||$4.28||$3.83||$3.60||$3.38||-||-|
|E=B-C-D||Net recovery value||$16.62||$14.07||$12.80||$11.52||($2.36)||($2.36)|
* You determine the used-item price.
Eligibility is restricted to returned FBA inventory located in fulfillment centers that are enabled for this program. More centers will be enabled in the future.
Eligibility is also subject to legal, safety, regulatory, and other guidelines. Ineligible products include the following:
You can submit inventory automatically from Automated unfulfillable settings:
After you submit your FBA Grade and Resell inventory, we’ll grade your item and provide a suitable condition. Here’s how it works:
To track the status of units that you’ve submitted for Grade and Resell through removal orders, check your Removal Order Detail report:
For units that you’ve submitted through Automated unfulfillable settings, track the status of graded items in the Grade and Resell report. The report lists evaluated inventory under the following columns: Order ID, LPN, ASIN, original and program FNSKU, program-generated MSKU, Used Condition, Unit Status, and Reason.
Once an item is graded as Used, a SKU is generated for your new listing under the parent ASIN. In the Grade and Resell price settings, you can set the initial list price for all ASINs submitted to the program based on the inventory condition.
The initial list price for a used item is calculated from your pre-defined discount percentages multiplied by the new listing price. Once the listing is created, you can change the price any time on Manage Pricing.
All SKUs in Grade and Resell follow a standard naming format:
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. [seller msku]-LN|
|Used – Very Good||90%||$45.00||amzn.gr. [seller msku]-VG|
|Used – Good||85%||$42.50||amzn.gr. [seller msku]-GD|
|Used – Acceptable||80%||$40.00||amzn.gr. [seller msku]-AC|
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 future. We provided a link to this Help page to all sellers included in the invitation-only 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 you’re not yet 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, we recommend that you enroll inventory with an average selling price above $15.
FBA Grade and Resell items are listed and managed by you, and product and seller feedback ratings apply as usual. To help 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 under the parent ASIN with a new FNSKU that begins with amzn.gr and ends with the suffix PO. Manage your unfulfillable inventory as you normally would.
Manage excess items as you would new listings, with marketing and pricing levers. To recover value on excess items, consider submitting fulfillable inventory to Amazon Outlet. You can also liquidate items through FBA Liquidations, place a removal order, or automate removal actions in your Automated fulfillable inventory settings
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 customer 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 customer-returned Grade and Resell items will be marked as Unsellable and remain in your unfulfillable inventory.
If you enabled Grade and Resell in your Automated unfulfillable settings, eligible items will be automatically re-submitted. You can also liquidate them or create a removal order.
Amazon Renewed generates a new ASIN with a separate detail page for items that are graded as Used – Like New.
Items that are submitted to Grade and Resell will display under the parent ASIN, with one of four potential conditions: Used – Like New, Used – Very Good, Used – Good, and Used – Acceptable. The wider variety of used product conditions allows for more value-recovery opportunities.