Amazon Update – FBA Fee Changes 2019

Amazon Update – FBA Fee Changes 2019

Have you forgotten about the email Amazon sent sometime back? There are no major changes though, here’s a summary at a glance to brush things up and prepare before time:

Fulfillment Fee w.e.f. February 19th, 2019

This is the shipping fee charged to the customer and it is generally due to change in charges by UPS, Fedex, USPS etc.

  • No changes for small standard size and large standard size items under 10 Oz.
  • Expect a slight increase for other size tiers in future.
  • Oversized items will be charged w.r.t. dimensions and weight.
  • Products termed ‘dangerous’ or ‘hazardous’ with flammable, pressurized aerosol substances containing lithium-ion batteries will be treated separately.
  • You can avail 5% or 10% discount for each new product added to the program.
Storage Fee – w.e.f. February 15th, 2019

These charges are applied if the product is not sold in 30 days.

  • Elimination of fee for units in fulfillment centers from 6 months to 1 year.
  • Continuation of long-term storage fees for units staying in the centers beyond 1 year.
  • Reduction in long-term storage fee from $0.50 to $0.15 per unit, applicable after January 15th, 2019
  • From April 2019, expect a rise in monthly storage fees for product termed ‘dangerous’ containing flammable or pressurized aerosol substances reaching fulfillment centers in March 2019.
  • No effect on monthly storage fee for other products.
Referral Fee – w.e.f. February 19th, 2019

This is the commission that Amazon charges its sellers ranging from 8% to 15% on their sales.

  • Beauty, Health & Personal Care & Baby Products (excluding Baby Apparel):
    • $10 or less: Reduction from 15% to 8% in referral fee.
    • Above $10: No change in referral fee i.e. 15%.
  • Grocery & Gourmet:
    • $15 or less: Reduction from 15% to 8% in referral fee.
    • Above $15: No change in referral fee i.e. 15%.
  • Jewelry & Watches:
    • Reduction from $1 to $0.30 and $2 to $0.30 per item minimum fee across 30 categories.
    • Reduction from 20% to 5% on items $250 & above for jewelry.
  • Furniture: Reduction from 15% to 10% for $200, excluding mattresses.

For complete details: https://sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/help/external/G201411300?language=en_US&ref=efph_G201411300_cont_GABBX6GZPA8MSZGW

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