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Remove inventory automatically

You can set up automatic removals for your inventory at Amazon fulfillment centers. You can enable removals for unsellable inventory only. Eligible unsellable units can be automatically refurbished or liquidated as value recovery alternatives to the units be returned to the seller address or disposed.

For more information about the removal orders process, see Remove inventory (overview).

Per-item removal fees apply. For more information, see FBA removal order fees.

Per-item removal fees apply. For more information, see FBA removal and disposal fees.

To preserve the 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, see Expiration-dated FBA inventory.

Remove unsellable inventory automatically

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 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.

  1. On the Settings menu, click Fulfillment by Amazon.
  2. On the Fulfillment by Amazon Settings page, locate Automated unfulfillable removal settings.
    Note: If your permissions don’t allow you to complete these navigational steps, try the following: On the Inventory tab, click Manage FBA Inventory. Click Remove Unfulfillable Inventory, and then click Auto removal settings.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. On the Automated Unfulfillable Removal Settings page, click Enable and select one of the following for unsellable inventory:

    Removal options

    Return to have unsellable inventory returned to you.

    Dispose to have unsellable inventory disposed of.

    Value recovery options (Optional)

    Furbishing to have eligible unsellable inventory refurbished for sale. (Learn more on refurbishment service)

    Liquidate to have unsellable inventory liquidated (Learn more on liquidation service)

    For more information on Fulfilment by Amazon’s value-recovery services, click here

  5. Select your preferred schedule for removal options
    • Immediate
    • Weekly (on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 28th)
    • Twice a month (on the 5th and 20th)
  6. In the Email address text box, enter your preferred email address.
  7. If you selected Return, provide the address and phone number for the delivery destination.
  8. Click Update.
Note:
  • Immediate removal is available only if you choose Dispose in the Automated unfulfillable settings.
  • If you select immediate removal, unsellable customer returns will be disposed of immediately. Other unsellable units will be disposed of on the weekly schedule (8th, 15th, 22nd, and 28th).
  • Items that are immediately disposed of will be reported in the FBA customer returns report.
  • Some items may not be eligible for immediate disposal. If you use the FBA repackaging and refurbishment services, we will evaluate customer returns, repackage eligible items, and return them to sellable inventory. If an item is not eligible for repackaging and sale, it will be disposed of on the weekly schedule. The usual storage and removal fees will apply.
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