When you want to remove your inventory from an Amazon fulfilment centre, you have to submit a removal order. You can use removal orders to manage excess inventory, including inventory that is:
You can request to return or dispose of the inventory you have stored in Amazon's fulfilment centres using one of the following methods:
Removal fees are charged per item removed. For more information, go to FBA removal order fees.
The status of your removal order can vary throughout the process. The following are examples of the different status and what they mean:
Removal orders can take 10-14 working days to be dispatched from the fulfilment centre, and up to 30 working days or more during holiday period (Prime week, October, November and December). You will be billed within 45 days of the removal.
Fulfillable inventory is available for buying until we remove it. If you don't want it available for sale, close your listing. To learn more, go to "Close a listing" section in List products for Fulfilment by Amazon.
We cannot remove inventory in the following cases:
Removal order returns cannot be:
For items classified as non-transportable dangerous goods can only be disposed of.
To know more about dangerous goods classes and divisions, read the Dangerous goods identification guide.
When you request that inventory be returned to you, it is packed at the fulfilment centre and delivered to the address you specify. It may be delivered in multiple deliveries and from multiple carriers if the items are located in different fulfilment centres.
Inventory that was delivered to the fulfilment centre in case packs is returned as individual items and packed in boxes or pallets as appropriate to the delivery.
We may cancel a removal order once it is submitted, if the inventory isn't available for removal. For example, it may be part of a pending customer order.
If we cancel a removal order, submit another request. If we cancel the second request, contact Selling Partner Support.
If you would like to cancel a removal order that you submitted, go to Remove inventory from a fulfilment centre.