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FBA Liquidations programme free ahead of Amazon fee change

By Chris Dawson August 12, 2021 - 10:43 am

On the 8th of September 2021, Amazon will adjust the fee structure for FBA Liquidations programme. However in better news, they’re making the programme free until the 7th of September so now is the time to liquidate your stock ahead of Q4 if that’s what you need to do.

From the 8th of September, for your liquidated inventory, Amazon will apply a per-item processing fee that is based on the item size and weight, and a per-item referral fee. You can see the complete FBA Liquidations fees schedule in Seller Central.

With the FBA Liquidations programme, you can easily liquidate overstock or customer-returned inventory, instead of having inventory disposed of or returned to you. Amazon will attempt to arrange a buyer for the eligible items that you submit for liquidation within 30 days of your submission. If a liquidation transaction is successful, Amazon will coordinate the transfer of the amount that the buyer pays for these items (the gross recovery value), minus fees, to your seller account. This is your net recovery value.

The net recovery value will appear in your account within approximately 60 days after the shipment is marked as Completed in the Removal Order Details page. Amazon say that sellers typically recover between 5% to 20% of the item’s average sales price. However, Amazon cannot guarantee a set recovery rate.

Amazon are currently waiving FBA Liquidations fees for any liquidation order that is submitted by 11:59 p.m. (CET) on the 7th of September 2021. FBA Liquidations is only available for items that are stored in Germany, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Spain, and Italy.

To get started, go to any inventory planning page and choose Liquidations when you create a removal order. For detailed steps, refer to the FBA Liquidations page on Amazon.

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