When you want to
remove your inventory from an Amazon fulfillment center, you submit a removal order. You
remove inventory from fulfillment centers by:
Creating a removal order (see Create a removal order later in
Using the Recommended Removal report
(see Create a removal order later in this article)
Setting up automatic removals (see Remove
Removing inventory in bulk by uploading an
inventory file (see Remove inventory in bulk)
Which method you use
depends on the type and condition of the inventory you want to remove. These methods are
not mutually exclusive.
Important: Amazon reserves the right to dispose of any
inventory which poses a safety risk.
holds unsellable and recalled inventory for 30 days, after which it is automatically
disposed of if a removal request is not submitted. See Required
for more information. You will be notified by email prior to disposal
for any Amazon-initiated disposals, and charged any associated disposal fees.
Removal fees are charged per item removed.
For more information, see FBA removal order fees.
You can begin creating a removal
order from either the Manage
Inventory page or the Recommended Removal
report. You can select any inventory that you want to remove using the Manage Inventory page. The
Removal report includes only that inventory which is subject to upcoming
long-term storage fees.
Do one of the following:
On the Manage
Inventory page, select the items that you want to remove, and then
select Create removal
order from the Action on
selected drop-down list.
On the Recommended Removal
report, click Begin
removal process. If Begin removal
process doesn't appear on the report, you don't have inventory
that we recommend you remove.
Tip: If the recommended
removal list spans multiple pages, a separate removal order must be created
for each page.
On the Removal order details
page, under Method of
removal, select Return and type the
address that you want the inventory shipped to.
returns cannot be:
Shipped to another fulfillment
Used to fill customer orders
For more information, see Remove inventory
Select Dispose to have your inventory disposed of at the fulfillment
For Set order ID, type a
custom order ID or leave the field blank and an order ID will be created for you.
Tip: When you create a
removal order, save your removal order ID. It is helpful for tracking your removal
Under Specify ordered
SKUs/units, a list of selected items is displayed. To add more
inventory to the list, in the Search and add items
text box, type a title, MSKU, ASIN, or FNSKU, and click Search. Select the
products you want to remove, and click Add selected.
Under Fulfillable qty,
specify the number of fulfillable units to remove.
Under Unfulfillable qty,
specify the number of unfulfillable units to remove.
To remove an item from the list, select
Submit a removal order
After you create a removal order, on the
Review and place order page, confirm that all of the information
is correct before submitting your order.
Under Items that will be removed, make sure that the
items listed are the ones that you want removed. To change the items, click
Change Units or Items.
Under Fulfillable qty and Unfulfillable
qty, verify the number of items that you want removed. To change
the number of items, click Change units or items.
Under Order summary, review the order ID, method of
removal, and ship-to address. Click Change if you want to
modify the information.
Under Shipping summary, review the shipping speed.
Under Estimated fees, review the removal fees.
Click Place order to accept the charges and complete the
removal order. You can cancel your removal order by clicking Cancel
Cancel a removal order
You can cancel a removal
order if the status of the order is Planning, Pending, or Processing.
On the Manage
Orders page, click Advanced search.
In the Search drop-down list,
ID, and then type your removal order ID. Click Search.
Under Status, confirm that
the status is Planning, Pending, or Processing.
Under Action, click
Important: Your removal order may already be in process before the cancellation
request is received. Check back later to confirm that your removal order has been