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Stranded inventory required removals

The Amazon Services Business Solutions Agreement requires that you remove all "unsuitable units" from Amazon fulfilment centres. If your inventory remains stranded, you will receive an email notification from Amazon.

Important: Inventory that remains stranded will be returned or disposed of 30 days after this notification in accordance with the Agreement. If you have designated Amazon to accelerate automatic removal of stranded units they may be removed more quickly. To customize your automatic removal settings go to Fix stranded inventory and click Edit automatic-action settings.

Stranded inventory units with active offers will not be automatically removed. The following stranded reasons are not subject to required removals at this time:

  • Future listing sell date
  • Under hazmat review

Note: On Fix stranded inventory, the Date of stranded event column tells you when the inventory was stranded. The Automatic removal date column states when listings are scheduled for removal.

Delaying automatic removal

If you require more time to fix stranded inventory for select listings, you may select Delay removal 30 days on Fix stranded inventory for each listing to provide an additional 30 days before automatic removal.

Avoid stranded inventory issues

Follow these guidelines to avoid the stranded inventory issues:

Do not close or delete a listing immediately after selling through your inventory

If there is lost inventory at the fulfilment centre, or if there are customer returns of an item, without an active offer, this inventory will be stranded.

Bulk upload templates

If the quantity column is populated on Bulk Upload template (e.g., Listing Loader), listings will change from Fulfilled by Amazon to Fulfilled by Merchant automatically, which strands your inventory.

Avoid creating multiple offers for the same product

When you create a new or revise an existing listing, make sure the ASIN, SKU, and condition are the same as the inventory in your stranded inventory list. Include all vital information for a listing before sending a shipment, including the brand, category, price, and condition.

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