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FBA long-term storage fees

Inventory items that have been stored in our fulfillment centers between 331 to 365 days will incur a monthly aged inventory surcharge of €38.10 per cubic meter. This does not apply to items in the Clothing, Shoes and Bags, Luggage, Watches and Jewelry categories. The inventory assessment date will be the 15th of every month.

Inventory items that have been stored in our fulfillment centers for more than 365 days will incur a monthly long-term storage fee. Non-media items will be charged €175.10 per cubic meter. Media items will be charged the greater of either a monthly long-term storage fee of €175.10 per cubic meter or €0.10 per unit. The inventory assessment date will be the 15th of every month.

Inventory assessment date Items in fulfillment centers 331 to 365 days Items in fulfillment centers 365 days or more
Product Category Clothing, Shoes and Bags, Luggage, Watches and Jewelry All others Non-Media Media
Monthly (15th of every month) N/A €38.10 per cubic meter per month €175.10 per cubic meter €175.10 per cubic meter or €0.10 per unit, whichever is greater

Sample of LTSF calculation

Item Media or non-media Dimensions Units Storage duration Applicable long-term storage fee Applicable minimum long-term storage fee Effective long-term storage fee
Toy Non-media 28.0 x 20.2 x 5.0 cm 1 Between 331 to 365 days €38.10 per cubic meter N/A €0.11
Toy Non-media 28.0 x 20.2 x 5.0 cm 1 More than 365 days €0.48 N/A €0.48
Toy Non-media 28.0 x 20.2 x 5.0 cm 2 More than 365 days €0.96 N/A €0.96
DVD Media 19.2 x 13.5 x 2.4 cm 1 More than 365 days €0.11 €0.10 €0.11
DVD Media 19.2 x 13.5 x 2.4 cm 2 More than 365 days €0.21 €0.20 €0.21

Frequently asked questions

Why do you charge for long-term storage?

Inventory that is overstocked or stored indefinitely in our fulfillment centers limits our ability to provide space for fast-selling products customers want. Long-term storage fees help us to ensure that we can continue to provide high levels of service to all sellers and provide customers with products they want.

Which of my products will be charged the long-term storage fee, and how much will I be charged?

The Recommended Removals report can help you identify inventory subject to a long-term storage fee. This report automatically calculates on an ASIN-by-ASIN basis the number of items you have to remove (assuming no further sales) to avoid the long-term storage fee, and pre-populates a removal order request for those items. The report identifies only those items that are subject to long-term storage fees within the six weeks before each cleanup date.

For the Inventory Health and Recommended Removal reports, click Fulfillment by Amazon under the Reports tab.

Does the removal have to be completed before the inventory cleanup date to avoid the long-term storage fee or just submit the removal request?

It is sufficient to submit the removal request before the inventory cleanup date to avoid the long-term storage fee for requested items, but the removal does not need to be complete. Inventory in sellable condition will be available for sale and you will not be charged the long-term storage fee for items you have requested to remove or dispose of, unless you cancel your removal request.

Is the long-term storage fee in lieu of the monthly inventory storage fee or in addition to it?

This fee is in addition to the monthly inventory storage fee. The monthly inventory storage fee will continue to be charged each month. In addition to the monthly storage fee, the aged inventory surcharge is charged monthly for inventory that has been stored in our fulfillment centers for 331 to 365 days. For inventory stored for more than 365 days, the inventory storage surcharge is replaced by the long-term storage fee..

If an item sells shortly after the long-term storage fee is charged, will a portion of the fee be refunded?

No. The long-term storage fee is charged for storage that has been provided, it is not an upfront cost so it will not be refunded.

From what date is inventory age calculated?

The fee is based on the date an item is checked in at the fulfillment center.

Will items processed for the long-term storage fee still be available for sale to customers?

Yes. While these items may be moved to a different physical location within a fulfillment center, they will be available for purchase by customers and eligible for Amazon Prime and free shipping.

What happens if FBA loses an item and then finds it five months later?

If a unit is lost for more than 30 days, Amazon automatically reimburses the seller for the unit.

If I remove items eligible for long-term storage fees, when can I send another shipment of those items to Amazon?

To maintain inventory health and consistency across sellers, any ASINs that are removed after triggering long-term storage fee criteria should not be restocked for the following eight weeks.

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