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Required removals

After providing you with 30 days’ notice, Amazon will require you to 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 stocked.

If you do not create an active offer for those units or remove them after 30 days, Amazon may dispose of them.

Fees for the removal of units may apply

Before you are notified of required removals

Identify inventory in your seller account that is not in sellable condition or not listed for sale.

View the Recommended removal report to identify inventory recommended for removal. You also can enable automatic removals for units that are in unsellable condition or that would incur a long-term storage fee. For more information, see Remove inventory automatically.

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.

Identify units of Amazon-fulfilled 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).

Frequently asked questions

Where can I see my unfulfillable inventory?

You can view all unfulfillable inventory on the Remove unfulfillable inventory tab on the Manage inventory page.

How do I avoid automatic disposal of unfulfillable inventory?

To avoid automatic disposal of your unfulfillable inventory, you can:

  • Create a removal order for unfulfillable inventory from the Remove unfulfillable inventory tab on the Manage Inventory page. For more information, see Remove inventory from a fulfillment center.
  • Enable automatic returns of unfulfillable inventory by going to the Settings menu in your seller account and clicking Fulfillment by Amazon. On this page, you can select your Automated unfulfillable removal settings.

To return inventory to an address outside of Europe, see International returns providers. For more information, see Remove inventory (overview).

Will I be charged a disposal fee for required removals?

Yes.

What should I do if my removal order for unfulfillable inventory is cancelled?

Your removal order may be cancelled for the following reasons:

  • Removal orders cannot be created for unfulfillable inventory that is designated as Warehouse damaged or Carrier damaged. To view the unfulfillable reason code, go to the Remove unfulfillable inventory page and click the drop-down in the Unfulfillable column. For more information, see the FBA lost and damaged inventory reimbursement policy.
  • An invalid removal address was provided for the return order.

If your removal order is cancelled repeatedly for reasons other than those described above, contact Selling Partner Support for more information.

I created a removal order for my unfulfillable inventory before the 30-day period. Will my units be disposed of if Amazon hasn't yet processed the removal order?

No. We will not enforce required removals if you have already created a removal order for the inventory.

Are there any circumstances in which I can extend the deadline for required removal of unfulfillable inventory beyond 30 days?

No. We do not allow extensions beyond the 30-day period.

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