Amazon Insights
August 25, 2023

How To Pull Inventory From Amazon?

If you're new to Amazon and you've started selling products on the platform, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to request your inventory back. This can be a stressful situation, especially if you're not familiar with their terms and procedures.

In this post, we'll discuss the exact steps you need to take to request your inventory back from Amazon. This includes how to contact Amazon, exactly what information to provide, and what to do if your request is denied. We'll also go over the different policies around Amazon inventory returns and help you to understand the process better.

How Do I Request My Amazon Inventory Back?

Removing your inventory from the Amazon FBA platform can help you free up space, reduce costs, and improve efficiency in your fulfillment operations. 

Closing or Deleting Product Listings

Deleting a product listing will make the product unavailable for purchase but will not remove it from the FBA warehouse. 

But the real question is, “How?”

Well, in order to close or delete a product listing, you’ll need to access the “Actions" menu in Seller Central and select “Delete and Close” from the dropdown. 

How to Remove Inventory From Amazon FBA?

Once you've closed or deleted any necessary product listings, you then need to request a removal order for any inventory stored at an Amazon FBA warehouse. This can be done by accessing the “Manage Inventory” tab in Seller Central and selecting the “Actions” menu next to each listing. Then select “Create Removal Order.” Note that you can create multiple removal orders with different items listed on each one. 

Removal Order Charges For Amazon FBA

When creating a removal order on Amazon FBA, be aware that there are some associated charges for the service. These charges will depend on many factors, including the weight of your items and whether you're shipping them to an online marketplace or to yourself. It's important to review these charges before submitting your removal order since they may change from month to month. Additionally, most removal orders are subjected to a $0.30 handling fee per item removed from an Amazon FBA warehouse. 

Canceling a Removal Order

If you've created a removal order but decide that it needs to be canceled, you can do so by accessing Fulfillment By Amazon and following the next steps:

  1. Manage FBA Shipments & Inventory
  2. Click Manage Removal Orders
  3. Select Your Removal Order
  4. Click Edit Order Details
  5. Cancel Order. 

Note that cancellation requests must be made before 4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time for same-day processing and refunds of any removal order fees may take several business days to process. 

Automating Removal Orders on Amazon FBA

If you have frequent inventory removals with multiple items listed each time, it might be useful to consider automating your removal orders with software solutions tailored for manual processes such as this one. Automation can save time while ensuring accuracy and efficiency with your removal orders processes across all warehouses associated with your account.  

Checking the Cost of a Removal Order

Before submitting your removal order, it's important to check what the cost will likely be. You can do so by accessing “Manage Inventory” in Seller Central and finding the item in question listed under its name or SKU number. Then use the “Action” dropdown menu to select “Calculate Fees & Taxes" and review all associated costs listed on the pop-up window. 

Most Popular Questions On The Internet

Q. How do I pull up my inventory on Amazon?

A. You can request your Amazon inventory back by contacting the Amazon Seller Support team. You will need to provide details of the inventory that you wish to have returned, including the item's SKU or product ID, and any other relevant information. Once the request is received, Amazon will investigate and respond with a resolution. 

Q. How do I remove inventory from my Amazon seller account?

A. In the "Manage Inventory" section of your Seller Central dashboard, you can select the item and click "Unpublish." This will make the item unavailable for sale until you change its availability status back to "in stock" or until you manually re-list it. You can also delete the item from your Seller Central dashboard completely by clicking the "Delete this listing" button.


The process of requesting inventory back from Amazon FBA can be a complex process for those unfamiliar with it. With this guide, however, we hope that you better understand the process and the different policy aspects involved.

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