You can set up automatic removals for your inventory at Amazon fulfillment centers. You can enable removals for unsellable or stranded inventory or for both types of inventory. Eligible unsellable units can be automatically refurbished or liquidated as value recovery alternatives to the units, to be returned to the seller address or disposed.
For more information about the removal orders process, go to Remove inventory (overview).
Per-item removal fees is applicable. For more information, go to FBA removal and disposal fees.
To preserve customer promise, Amazon fulfills inventory based on its location to quickly deliver the order to the customer. We don't fulfill inventory in the order that it was received in our facilities. For more information, go to Expiry dates on FBA products.
When inventory in an Amazon fulfillment center is not in sellable condition, its status changes to Unfulfillable and it is set aside. If you do not create a removal order for your unsellable inventory within 30 days after Amazon notifies you of its required removal, it is likely to be automatically disposed of. For more information, go to FBA Inventory Required Removals.
You can remove unsellable inventory at any time by submitting a removal order. For more information, go to Remove inventory from a fulfillment center.
You can also choose to have unsellable inventory refurbished, liquidated, or returned to you automatically by enabling the service in your seller account. Ensure to update the settings for both the UK and the EU.
Return to have unsellable inventory returned to you.
Dispose to have unsellable inventory disposed of.
Value recovery options (Optional)
Refurbishment to have eligible unsellable inventory refurbished for sale. (Learn more on refurbishment service)
Liquidations to have unsellable inventory liquidated (Learn more on liquidation service)
For more information, go to Fulfillment by Amazon’s value-recovery services.
On the 15th of each month inventory stored at our fulfillment centers for more than 365 days is subject to long-term storage fees. For more information, go to FBA long-term storage.
By enabling Automated Long-Term Storage Removal in your Fulfillment by Amazon Settings page, you request to have any units affected by an "inventory clean-up" automatically removed, either returned to you or disposed of at the fulfillment center.
Long-term storage fees are not charged as long as a request is made to have such inventory removed or disposed of before the "Inventory clean-up" deadline. You can view long-term storage fee as well as removal and disposal fee costs under the pricing tab of our marketing website.