A 30-day notice is provided in advance and as per the Amazon Services Business Solutions Agreement, you must remove Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) inventory units that are unsuitable for sale from fulfillment centers.
This may include inventory that is not in sellable condition (for example, unfulfillable or unsellable) or that does not have an active offer on Amazon. Unsuitable units include those that are unsellable because the customer returned them in damaged condition. Check the FBA customer returns report for relevant returns to see if this is the reason your inventory is no longer sellable.
If you do not create an active offer for those units or remove them after 30 days, Amazon can dispose them. In order to prevent items from reaching their expiration date while still in storage in our fulfillment centers, an advance notice of 7 days` will be applicable on items that come with an expiration date.
To avoid having your inventory disposed of by Amazon, you can create a removal order for the units within 30 days of receiving the required removal notice. You will not be able to cancel a required removal order once Amazon creates it.
Go to Amazon fulfillment reports to identify inventory recommended for removal. For more information on how to create a removal order, go to Remove inventory from a fulfillment center. For information on automating removals, go to Remove inventory automatically.
Identify and relist units of FBA inventory that do not have corresponding offers on Amazon by visiting the Fix stranded inventory page. You can view your Stranded inventory report at any time in Seller Central (sign-in required).
You can view all unfulfillable inventory in the Remove unfulfillable inventory tab in the Manage inventory page.
To avoid automatic disposal of your unfulfillable inventory, you can:
Your removal order may be canceled for the following reasons:
If your removal order is canceled repeatedly for reasons other than those described above, contact Selling Partner Support for more information.
No. We will not enforce required removals if you have already created a removal order for the inventory.
No. We do not allow extensions beyond the 30-day period.
Effective May 1, 2022, sellers no longer have the 7-day window to cancel the orders created by an automated system. We urge you to update your Automated Unfulfillable Settings in the UK and the EU as soon as possible or create the removal orders from Remove Unsellable Inventory page before the deadline mentioned in the notifications to avoid automated removal of your unsellable inventory.