How To Perform An Amazon Removal Order

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Navigating the world of online selling can sometimes feel daunting, especially when dealing with large platforms like Amazon. Among the various operations sellers might need to familiarize themselves with is the removal order. If you've stored your products in Amazon's warehouses but need to get them back or dispose of them, this is the process you'll use. Here's a simple, easy-to-follow guide on how to perform an Amazon removal order.

Understanding Removal Orders

First and foremost, it's essential to understand what a removal order is. When you use Amazon's fulfillment services, your products are stored in Amazon's warehouses. If you decide you want some of these items returned to you or disposed of, you'll initiate a removal order. This request tells Amazon to either ship the items back to you, dispose of them, or even send them to a different location.

Accessing Your Inventory Dashboard

Begin by logging into your Amazon Seller Central account. Once you're in, navigate to the 'Manage Inventory' section. This is where you'll see a list of all your products currently listed on Amazon.

Selecting Items for Removal

From the list of products, choose the items you want to be removed. You can do this by ticking the boxes next to each product. If you're looking to remove multiple items, you can select them all at once.

Choosing the 'Create Removal Order' Option

Once you've selected the items, go to the 'Actions' menu, which is usually located at the top of the product list. From the dropdown menu, choose the 'Create Removal Order' option. This action will lead you to the main removal order page.

Filling Out Removal Information

On the removal order page, you'll be asked to provide details about the removal. This includes specifying the quantity of each product you want removed. Additionally, you'll need to decide whether you want the items returned to you, disposed of by Amazon, or sent to a different address.

Providing Return Details

If you're having the items returned to you, fill in the return address where you want the products shipped. If you've used this return address before, Amazon will have it saved, and you can simply select it. If it's a new address, you'll need to provide all the necessary details.

Reviewing Fees

There are fees associated with Amazon removal orders. Before finalizing your request, Amazon will show you a breakdown of the costs involved. Review these fees to ensure you're comfortable with the charges. The fees usually depend on the size and weight of the items, as well as the type of removal service you've chosen.

Finalizing and Submitting the Order

Once you've filled out all the necessary information and reviewed the associated fees, you can submit your removal order. Amazon will then process your request. It's essential to monitor your provided email as Amazon may send updates or ask for additional information regarding the removal order.

Monitoring Order Progress

After submitting the order, you can track its progress from the 'Removal Order History' section in your Amazon Seller Central account. This section will provide details about the status of your order, whether it's being processed, shipped, or completed.

Understanding Timeframes

While Amazon is generally efficient, removal orders can take time, especially during peak seasons. It's essential to be patient and understand that processing times can vary. Generally, removal orders are processed within 10-14 business days, but it's always a good idea to monitor the progress regularly.