Update to Automatic Removal of Unfulfillable Inventory: Oct 2022

Amazon Marketplace

Amazon has recently announced they will be making changes to the Automatic Removal of Unfulfillable Inventory which took affect October 14, 2022. We’d like to break this down for our clients and readers; continue reading to learn more.

What is Unfulfillable Inventory?

Unfulfillable Inventory is the number of units stored at Amazon Fulfilment Centers which are not fit for being sold. Sellers can view their Unfulfillable Inventory by Navigating the Seller Central menu – Inventory > Manage All Inventory > Remove Unfulfillable Inventory.

Amazon sets aside inventory that is not in the expected condition as calls it unfulfillable. Most often, this is the result of returned products – so it’s inevitable that FBA Sellers will see units show under Unfulfillable Inventory.


What is Automatic Removal?

Sellers have the option to use the Automatic Removal setting to manage their Unfulfillable Inventory. To set up Automatic Removal, navigate to the Remove Unfulfillable Inventory page, and click the “Automated unfulfillable settings” Button in the top right corner of the page.


What will change for FBA sellers?

Currently, Amazon removes Unfulfillable Units after they’re 30 Days Old. Starting October 14, 2022 – Units over 14 Days Old will get removed. The change provides benefits:

  • Sellers will incur fewer storage fees.
  • Improves IPI (Inventory Performance Index) Score

With the constant updates in online marketplaces, it’s important to stay up to date with the latest changes. If you are a client looking for additional information, contact your Account Team for more info. If you are interested in learning more about how Retail Bloom can assist your brand efforts in online marketplaces, schedule a consultation with our team.

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