In every business, there comes a time when you face challenging situations. Sometimes, you need to have your inventory returned to you from an FBA warehouse. It typically happens when your product is not selling, and you want to avoid long-term storage fees. To have it returned, you have to submit an FBA removal order. It may sound like a huge amount of paperwork and effort, but it doesn’t have to be. Remember that the FBA removal order ensures that you don’t have to waste your money.

Getting started on submitting a removal order is easy, especially if you have only ten or fewer items to return. Log in to the seller central in the Amazon website and select “Manage Inventory.” You can spot right away the option to “Create removal order.” There is a small difference if you want to remove a larger set of items like 100 to 250 products, clicking “Action on 250 selected” before proceeding to the removal order button.

It’s important to take into consideration what you want to happen to your products. Once the removal process has begun, either you can have it disposed of by Amazon with a nominal fee for each item, or Amazon will deliver it to a selected address that is not a fulfillment center either. Now, all you have to do is track your removal order. Here are some ways on how you can monitor the process:

  • Save the order ID – Upon submitting the removal order, you need to enter a custom ID or random order ID. There is also an automatic generator if you leave it blank. It will come in handy when you are checking the removal order and where it is going.
  • Double-check the details – For removal items require a sharp eye for potential mistakes. Your ship-to address must be correct or else it may end up on someone else’s doorstep. If you have to change it, go over to the seller central again and select the “Change” option.
  • Watch out for the time – While your removal order is underway, the carrier would try to contact you about the specific delivery time. They can be quite tricky since if you are not able to accept the delivery on-time, they can mark your ship-to address as incorrect. Your items will be labeled as “abandoned” and it will be disposed