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The Guide To Amazon FBA Removal Orders

Updated: Feb 17




Amazon FBA (Fulfilment by Amazon) presents a transformative opportunity for sellers to significantly expand their operations. By entrusting storage and shipping logistics to Amazon, FBA participants are liberated from the burden of maintaining their own warehouses. Additionally, they can streamline costs associated with customer support services. However, it's important to acknowledge that these advantages are accompanied by financial obligations along with the FBA liquidation program.


As an FBA member, you are subject to a monthly subscription fee. Furthermore, you are responsible for remunerating Amazon for the storage and handling of your inventory within its facilities. Should your products remain stored in an Amazon fulfilment centre for more than a year, you will also incur long-term storage fees. Some sellers choose an Amazon FBA liquidation, whilst others opt for removal or disposal. You can use our free amazon lliquidation program fee calculator to work out how much Amazon will pay you for a liquidation order.


The Amazon FBA Removal fees are:


Size

Weight

Per-unit fee (£UK) (€DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, PL, BE)

Standard Size

0–200 g

£0.45 - €0.46


201–500 g

£0.61 - €0.67


501–1,000 g

£1.36 - €1.36


1,001+ g

£1.66 + £0.76 per kg above 1,000 g* - €2.01 + €0.82 per kg above 1,000 g*

Oversize

0–500 g

£2.05 - €2.37


501–1,000 g

£3.91 - €4.57


1,001–2,000 g

£5.03 - €5.86


2,001–5,000 g

£7.00 - €8.16


5,001+ g

£10.01 + £0.76 per kg above 5,000 g* - €10.01 + €0.82 per kg above 5,000 g*

* Incremental weights are rounded up to the nearest 1,000 g


How to remove inventory from Amazon FBA


Managing the disposition of products stored within Amazon FBA centres entails considerations of cost and strategic inventory management. While removal or disposal processes are not without expense, they offer a means to mitigate long-term storage fees and optimise inventory turnover.


Reasons for initiating removal processes vary but commonly include the need to minimise ongoing storage costs or to reassess product viability. Should the cost of warehousing outweigh potential sales revenue, prompt action is advisable. Here's a structured approach to navigate the removal process efficiently:


Initiate a Removal Order:

  • Utilise either the "Manage Inventory" page or the "Recommended Removal" report to create a removal order. The latter specifically identifies items subject to long-term storage fees, streamlining decision-making. Select relevant items, access the "Action" drop-down menu, and choose "Create Removal Order."


Select Disposition Method:

  • Upon commencing the removal process, opt for one of three disposal methods:

  • Dispose: Amazon will responsibly dispose of items for a nominal fee.

  • Return: Products will be shipped to a designated address, incurring higher costs compared to disposal.

  • Liquidate: Select liquidation to sell your inventory at reduced prices.

  • Note that items under removal orders cannot fulfil customer orders or relocate to alternative fulfilment centres.


Provide Delivery Information:

  • If opting for return, furnish the delivery address where items will be dispatched. Additionally, assign a custom or automatic order ID for tracking purposes.


Specify Items for Removal:

  • Identify products by searching with relevant identifiers such as title, ASIN, FNSKU, or MSKU. Add selected items to the removal list.


Determine Removal Quantities:

  • Specify quantities of fulfillable and unfulfillable items slated for removal, ensuring accuracy vis-à-vis available inventory.


Review Removal Order Details:

  • Prior to confirmation, meticulously review all aspects of the removal order including order ID, removal method, delivery address, and associated costs. Amend contact or return details if necessary.


Confirmation and Processing:

  • Upon confirmation, the removal order enters processing, typically completed within 10 to 14 days. However, during peak periods, such as holidays, processing may extend to 30 business days.


It's imperative to remain accessible during the delivery phase to prevent misdelivery, as failure to receive items may result in abandonment, precluding reimbursement. By adhering to this structured protocol, sellers can efficiently manage their Amazon FBA inventory, optimising both costs and operational efficiency.


How do you cancel an Amazon removal order?

Cancellation of a removal order is feasible solely during its initial stages, characterised by the statuses "Pending" or "Planning." Once an order progresses to the "Processing" phase, cancellation becomes impracticable.

To initiate a cancellation:

  1. Navigate to the "Manage Orders" page and opt for the "Advanced Search" feature.

  2. Select "Order ID" from the drop-down menu and input the specific order ID of the removal order.

  3. Click the "Search" button to proceed.

  4. Locate the desired removal order and under the "Action" section, select "Cancel This Order."


How do you check the cost of an amazon removal order?

Charges for removal services are incurred only upon the completion of disposal or shipment of your inventory. To ascertain the associated costs of your removal orders, refer to the "Payments" report.

To monitor the expenses attributed to removal orders, adhere to the following procedure:

  • Access the "Payments" section and navigate to the "Transaction View" tab.

  • Opt for "Service Fees" and specify the desired date range.

  • Click on "Update" to refresh the displayed information.

  • Within the "Product Details" section, identify transactions denoted as "FBA Removal Order" for comprehensive cost tracking.

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