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Remove inventory automatically

You can set up automatic removals for your inventory at Amazon fulfillment centers. For more information about the removal orders process, go to 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.

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.

Note: Lost, expired, carrier-damaged, or warehouse-damaged units are not eligible for removal.

  1. From the Settings menu, select Fulfillment by Amazon or from the Fulfillment by Amazon Settings page, locate Automated unfulfillable 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.
  2. On the Fulfillment by Amazon Settings page, locate Automated unfulfillable removal settings.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. On the Automated Unfulfillable 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)

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

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

    For more information, go to Fulfillment by Amazon’s value-recovery services.

  5. Under Removals: choose return or dispose section, select your preferred schedule for removal options from the Schedule drop-down.
    • Weekly (on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 28th)
    • Twice a month (on the 5th and 20th)
    • Once a month (on the 1st)
  6. In the Email address text box, enter your preferred email address.
  7. If you selected Return from the Return or dispose option, provide the address and phone number for the delivery destination.
  8. Click Update.

Remove inventory subject to a long-term storage fee automatically

On the 15th of each month inventory stored at our fulfillment centers for more than 365 days is subject to long-term storage fees. For more information, go to FBA long-term storage.

By enabling Automated Long-Term Storage Removal in your Fulfillment by Amazon Settings page, you request to have any units affected by an "inventory clean-up" automatically removed, either returned to you or disposed of at the fulfillment center.

Long-term storage fees are not charged as long as a request is made to have such inventory removed or disposed of before the "Inventory clean-up" deadline. You can view long-term storage fee as well as removal and disposal fee costs under the pricing tab of our marketing website.

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