You can remove inventory from a fulfilment centre by submitting a removal order. Use one or more of the following options to remove your inventory:
A per-item fee applies. See FBA removal order fees.
Removal orders may take 90 days or more to process and leave the fulfillment center. Allow an additional two weeks for the carrier to deliver, after the shipment has left the fulfillment center. If there are problems with delivery, the carrier will attempt to contact you to resolve the problem. This process cannot be expedited. The fulfillment centers process each kind of removal in the order that they are created. We cannot expedite or prioritize any removal over the others. Large scale events like natural disasters and pandemics could also cause the removals process to take longer than expected.
Fulfillable inventory is available for purchase until we remove it. If you don't want it available for sale, close your listing. See "Close a listing" in List products for Fulfilment by Amazon.
Inventory cannot be removed in the following cases:
We ship returns only to you, your warehouse, your supplier, or your distributor. It is a policy violation to do the following:
If your account has been blocked due to action from the Lending Policy team, you will have to address that block before you will be able to remove your inventory. Instructions on how to resolve that block can be found in the performance notification you received about the issue.
Removed inventory is packed and shipped to ensure safe transport of the units while minimizing packaging and transportation costs. Packing and shipping methods will depend on quantity, size and weight, and the current location of the inventory you wish to remove:
Removal orders can be shipped using small parcel carriers (e.g. Canada Post, FedEx, UPS, Amazon) or freight carriers (e.g. ABF, YRC/Roadway, Estes Express).
If a freight carrier ships your removal order, the following restrictions will apply:
We return case-packed inventory as individual items.
A tracking ID will be assigned during the processing in the FC and will be visible in Seller Central. Once a tracking ID has been assigned to your shipment, you can use it to search on the carrier’s website to check for updates on the progress of your shipment. If it shows as an “invalid tracking ID” please wait for two weeks after your removal shows as “completed” in Seller Central, to allow time for the carrier to process the shipment through their systems. If it still shows as “invalid” after two weeks, please contact Seller Support to request an investigation into a lost shipment.
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 Seller Support.
If you want to cancel a removal order that you submitted, see Remove inventory from a fulfilment centre. You should only request cancellation in emergency situations. Removals can only be cancelled successfully within a few hours of creation. Late cancellation requests will cause your inventory to become stuck due to errors which can take several weeks to resolve. Canceling a removal will not make the inventory immediately available for customer orders, nor will it allow a new removal order to process more quickly than the existing removal order. You should not cancel removals that were created by an Amazon team or process. If you feel that a unit was destroyed in error, contact Seller Support.