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Remove inventory automatically

You can set up automatic removals for your inventory at Amazon fulfilment centres. For more information about the removal orders process, see Remove inventory (overview).

You can enable removals for unsellable inventory only, for inventory subject to long-term storage fees only, or for both types of inventory.

For more information about inventory cleanup dates and long-term storage fees, see FBA long-term storage fees.

Removal fees are charged per item removed. For more information, see FBA removal order fees.

Remove unsellable inventory automatically

When inventory in an Amazon fulfilment centre is not in sellable condition, the status is changed to Unfulfillable and that inventory is set aside. If you don't 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. See Required removals for more information. You can remove unsellable inventory at any time by submitting a removal order. For more information, see Remove inventory from a fulfilment centre.

You can also choose to have unsellable inventory returned to you automatically by enabling the service in your seller account.


  1. On the Settings menu, click Fulfilment by Amazon.
  2. On the Fulfilment by Amazon Settings page, locate Automated Unfulfillable Removal Settings. Click Edit.
  3. On the Automated Unfulfillable Removal Settings page, click Enable and select one of the following:
    • Return to have unsellable inventory returned to you.
    • Dispose to have unsellable inventory disposed of.
  4. Select your preferred schedule:
    • Weekly (on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 28th)
    • Twice a month (on the 5th and 20th)
    • Once a month (on the 1st)
  5. In the Email address text box, type your preferred email address.
  6. If you selected Return, provide the address and phone number for the delivery destination.
  7. Click Update.

Remove inventory subject to a long-term storage fee automatically

Important: If you have enabled automated long-term storage removals, removal orders will be created one to two weeks after the inventory clean-up date. For more information on inventory clean-up dates and long-term storage fees, see FBA long-term storage fees.

You can choose to have inventory that is subject to a long-term storage fee automatically removed.


  1. On the Settings menu, click Fulfilment by Amazon.
  2. On the Fulfilment by Amazon Settings page, locate Automated Long-Term Storage Removals Settings. Click Edit.
  3. On the Automated Long-Term Storage Removals Settings page, select one of the following:
    • Dispose of all inventory subject to long-term storage fees
    • Return all inventory subject to long-term storage fees

If you selected Dispose of all inventory subject to long-term storage fees:

  1. In the Email address text box, type your preferred email address.
  2. Click Update.

If you selected Return all inventory subject to long-term storage fees:

  1. In the Email address text box, type your preferred email address.
  2. In the Return address section, type your preferred return address.
  3. Click Update

Note: To maintain inventory health and consistency across sellers, any ASINs that are removed after triggering long-term storage fee criteria (+365 days) should not be restocked for the following 8 weeks.
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