Amazon notified FBA sellers today that from now through April 30, 2016, you can have any inventory removed for free. This is to clear their warehouses of slow-moving inventory and is a great savings for those of you with items you need to remove. Also, worth noting is the fact they mention, “If you remove units as part of this promotion for which you paid a Long-Term Storage Fee in February 2016, we will reimburse 66% of the fee that you paid per cubic foot for those units.” Below is the full email:
Hello from Fulfillment by Amazon,
You may have slow-moving or low-selling inventory. Starting today, March 31, 2016, FBA is waiving fees for any removal order for return or disposal of your inventory that is currently in U.S. fulfillment centers. This promotion ends April 30, 2016, after which time normal removal-order fees will apply.
If you remove units as part of this promotion for which you paid a Long-Term Storage Fee in February 2016, we will reimburse 66% of the fee that you paid per cubic foot for those units.
FBA remains dedicated to supporting your growth and ensuring that our U.S. fulfillment centers have the right quantity of products. This promotion is designed to free up space for products that are selling fast.
Learn more about free removals [in your Seller Central account] (sign-in required).
How will this work?
You can create a removal order from the Manage Inventory page in Seller Central. Learn more about removing inventory [in your Seller Central account] (sign-in required).
- If you filed a removal order for stranded or unfulfillable inventory on or after February 29, 2016, you will be reimbursed for these removal-order fees.
- If you file a removal order for sellable inventory on or before April 30, 2016, to dispose of this inventory or have it returned to you, you will be unable to send in additional units of these ASINs until October 1, 2016. If your inventory level falls below the number of units you have sold of this ASIN in the previous four weeks, you can send this ASIN to Amazon.
How can I check my inventory levels?
To view your current inventory age, download the Inventory Age report in the Fulfillment Reports section of Seller Central. If you have a Professional selling account, you can view the FBA Inventory Age page on your Inventory Dashboard (sign-in required).
You can check your February Long-Term Storage Fee charges in the Long-Term Storage Fee Charges report in Seller Central (sign-in required).
Thank you for selling on Amazon.
The Fulfillment by Amazon team