FBA Liquidations is a pilot program designed to help you recover value from overstock inventory and avoid fees for storage and removal.
FBA Liquidations is currently in a pilot phase. Participation is limited and by invitation only. Sellers who participate will have access to the new features of FBA Liquidations, and can provide feedback to help us refine the program.
By participating, you agree to the FBA Liquidations program terms and conditions.
FBA Liquidations is a service that can help manage your inventory. Instead of removing or disposing of excess FBA inventory, you can choose to have the inventory liquidated through an Amazon partner. By liquidating your inventory, you could recover a portion of your inventory’s value while avoiding the cost of disposal, removal, and return of your inventory, and long-term storage fees.
During this trial program, you will receive 100% of the recovered value for each liquidated item.
Once your liquidated inventory has been sold, payment will appear in your account within 60 days after we receive payment from a liquidator.
Overstock inventory is eligible for liquidation. Products not eligible for liquidation include the following:
Submit inventory to be liquidated by creating a removal order. You can create a removal order from an inventory planning page or the Recommended Removal report:
To create a liquidation order, follow these steps:
You can see the status of your inventory removals and value recovered from liquidated inventory in your Removal Order Detail report. Find your payments for your liquidation orders on your Payments page.
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The recovered value for liquidated inventory is typically less than 10% of its average selling price. There is no guarantee of the amount that you will recover through FBA liquidation.
When you select Liquidations in the Create removal order workflow, you will only be allowed to select eligible items.
No. During the trial program, Amazon tax calculation services and certain features of Seller Central will not be available. At your request, Amazon will provide you with a report via email that captures transaction information for liquidated items such as ASINs, quantity, related payment amounts, and shipment address. You are solely responsible for understanding and complying with your tax obligations.
When you enrol in the trial program, an email address will be provided where you can send requests for these reports and certificates.
We have contracted with wholesale liquidators who resell both Amazon-owned and FBA inventory to downstream consumers. Liquidators are contractually restricted from reselling FBA liquidated products directly on Amazon. These liquidators resell liquidated inventory through other e-commerce or brick-and-mortar channels. Liquidators cannot return liquidated inventory back to you.
No. When you submit a liquidation order, Amazon will attempt to arrange a liquidator for this inventory. If arranged, a wholesale liquidator will purchase this inventory for a gross recovery value, which is about 5% to 10% of its average selling price (ASP). Once this inventory is shipped to a liquidator—approximately 30 days after submitting the liquidation order—you can review the gross recovery value by opening a removal order from the Removal Order Detail report and clicking View recovery summary. Once Amazon receives payment from a liquidator—approximately 60 days after submitting the liquidation order—the net recovery value will be available on your Payments page.
After you submit a liquidation order, there is a short window of time between submitting the liquidation order and when the inventory is moved to Reserved status. During this period of time, customer orders can be fulfilled with your inventory. If your inventory is used to fulfil a customer order while liquidation is pending, you will receive the proceeds of sale rather than a liquidation payment.
You can find payments in the Payment section of Seller Central. Payments will be listed by shipment order ID, not removal order ID. If your inventory has been shipped to multiple liquidators, you will see multiple shipment order IDs within a single removal order. To view all shipment order IDs for one removal order, open a removal order from the Removal Order Detail report, click the View recovery summary button and view the Shipment order ID column.
IPI measures how efficient and productive you are in managing your FBA inventory, and excess inventory adversely affects your IPI score. Once you’ve submitted a removal order to FBA Liquidations, the order will show as Pending on the Removal Order Detail report. Inventory that is pending removal does not influence or adversely affect your IPI score. This is the case for other removal options as well, such as Dispose and Ship-to address. Therefore, liquidating inventory can help improve your sell-through rate by reducing excess or aged inventory and positively influence your IPI score.
We may cancel a liquidation order if the inventory isn’t available for removal (for example, if it is part of a pending customer order). The items will display as Cancelled in the Removal Order Detail report and will be returned to your inventory. Note that monthly and long-term storage fees will resume. If your order was cancelled, please submit a new one.
No. Such restrictions apply only to inventory you have returned to yourself (using the ship-to address in Seller Central) and do not apply to liquidated ASINs. For more information about restrictions, visit FBA long-term storage fees.