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)(May not be available in your country)
Setting up automatic removals (see Remove
inventory automatically) (May not be available in your
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.
Create a removal
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 Recommended 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
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 dispatched to.
order returns cannot be:
Delivered to another fulfillment centre
Used to fill customer orders
Delivered outside of the country
For more information, see Remove inventory
Select Dispose to have your
inventory disposed of at the fulfillment centre.
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 order.
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
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 Delete.
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