FBA Liquidations is a programme designed to help you recover value from excess and customer-returned inventory, avoid storage fees, and prevent inventory from being disposed or returned.
Instead of paying to dispose or remove excess and customer-returned FBA inventory, you can choose to use FBA Liquidations to have the inventory liquidated through a trusted provider. By liquidating inventory, you recover a portion of your inventory cost while avoiding the cost of monthly and long-term storage fees. For example, instead of paying Amazon to dispose of your inventory, you can receive payment (your “net recovery value”) by liquidating your inventory.
Amazon will attempt to arrange a buyer for the eligible items that you submit for liquidation within 30 days of your submission. If successful, Amazon will transfer the amount that the buyer pays for these items, net of fees, to your seller account. The net recovery value will appear in your account within approximately 60 days after the shipment is marked as Completed in the Removal Order Details page in Seller Central. By participating in this program, you agree to the Terms and Conditions.
Amazon will first determine the value of your inventory, evaluating several factors including:
Based on contracted rates, third-party liquidators will purchase this inventory for a gross recovery value, which may vary based on contracted rates with liquidators. Programme fees will be waived for all orders submitted until March 31, 2021. Starting on April 1, 2021, Amazon will deduct a fee for each liquidation order and you will receive the net recovery value. The promotional period is subject to change.
Once eligible inventory is submitted in a liquidation order, monthly storage fees and long-term storage fees will cease to accrue for that inventory.
Starting on April 1, 2021, Amazon will apply two separate fees to each item you liquidate:
Please note that FBA Liquidations is currently an invitation-only program. If you wish to participate, please fill out this survey.
Table 1: Per-unit fee based on size and weight
|Standard-size||Fee (per unit)|
£0.50 + £0.40 for each incremental 1,000 g*
€0.50 + €0.40 for each incremental 1,000 g*
|Oversize||Fee (per unit)|
£3.00 + £0.40 for each incremental 1,000 g* /
€3.00 + €0.40 for each incremental 1,000 g*
*Incremental weights are rounded up to the nearest 1,000 g.
The eligibility of an ASIN for liquidation is subject to legal, safety, and regulatory guidelines. Products not eligible for liquidation include:
|Estimated timeline||Track status|
|Day 0 - 30||
The order status changes to Completed.
|Day 90 or before||
On average, the maximum recovered value is about 20%* of the average selling price of your ASIN. There is no guarantee of the amount that you will recover through FBA Liquidation.
*This result may vary based on contracted rates with third-party wholesale liquidators that buy the inventory. Amazon cannot guarantee a set recovery rate.
After you submit a liquidation order, your inventory is still available to fulfill customer orders while liquidation is pending. If your inventory is used to fulfill a customer order while liquidation is pending, you will receive the proceeds of sale rather than a liquidation payment. When the inventory is liquidated and no longer available to fulfill orders, it will show up as Complete in your Removal Order Detail report.
You will receive an error message in the create removal order workflow to let you know if you have selected inventory that is not eligible for liquidation.
Yes. To participate in the program, you will be required to enroll in the VAT Calculation Service. This free service provides you with billing and VAT calculation reporting functionalities. Learn more about VAT Calculation Service. Amazon does not give tax, legal or other professional advice. You should consult your tax advisor to help you understand your VAT obligations.