Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) services provide many businesses with the assistance they need to thrive and expand. However, Amazon does not offer these services for free. You can review all the FBA fees in use as of May 2022 here..
It’s important to understand these fees before setting the listing price on your products. Reviewing these fees can help you decide if FBA services are the right choice for your business. If you have further questions about fee changes, you can reach out to our team at Click Fluency.
Basic Information About FBA Fulfillment Fees
The core FBA fulfillment fees cover essential services provided by Amazon. You pay Amazon FBA fees if you want Amazon to:
● Pick your order
● Pack the order
● Ship the order
● Provide customer services
● Handle returns
Amazon calculates these FBA fulfillment fees per unit that they handle for you. You can also expect to pay monthly storage fees for Amazon to carry your inventory. These storage costs only apply to businesses that store products at Amazon fulfillment centers or warehouses.
FBA additional storage fees depend on the space your products take up in the warehouse.
The Size and Weight of Your Products Determines Your Amazon FBA Fees
Size matters when it comes to your fulfillment fee and FBA monthly storage fee. Amazon bases pricing around the size and weight of your product.
Standard Size Tier
Standard size products weigh under 20 pounds after getting completely packed. They do not exceed the following dimensions: 18” x 14” x 8”.
Oversize items have different fees and fulfillment costs on Amazon. Any product that exceeds standard dimensions counts as oversize.
Other Factors that Impact Your FBA Fee
In addition to the weight and size of your product, Amazon looks at the type of product you want to sell and the channels you use to sell your product when determining FBA charges. For example, you may pay more if you sell your products on a site other than Amazon.
You can expect to pay more for products over the weight limit for FBA small and light fees.
Examples of Amazon Seller Fees
Now you know about the structure of the FBA seller fees, we can review examples of what it typically costs to sell products on Amazon. This list details current costs for May 2022. Prices may change over time.
Most costs depend on unit weight. The company charges a flat fee for most size categories. These costs exist outside of monthly inventory storage fees and long-term storage fees.
Amazon Fees for Small Standard Size Products
● Small (Less than 6 oz) costs $3.07
● Small (6 oz to 12 oz) costs $3.22
Amazon Fees for Large Standard Size Products
● Large (Less than 6 oz) costs $3.72
● Large (6+ to 12 oz) costs $3.96
● Large (12+ to 16 oz) costs $4.75
● Large (1+ to 2 lbs) costs $5.40
● Large (2+ to 3 lbs) costs $6.08
● Large (3+ lbs to 20 lbs) costs $6.44 with $0.32/lb above the first 3 lbs
Amazon Fees for Oversize Products
● Small Oversize (70 lbs or less) costs $9.39 and $0.40/lb above the first pound
● Medium Oversize (150 lbs or less) costs $13.37 and $0.46/lb above the first pound
● Large Oversize (150 lbs or less) costs $86.71 and $0.83/lb above the first 90 pounds
● Special Oversize (Over 150 lbs) costs $158.49 and $0.83/lb above the first 90 pounds
Amazon Fees for Apparel
When considering the FBA fee structure, consider that many numbers end up excluding apparel. Amazon uses a different FBA cost for many apparel items. Amazon uses shipping weight for these packages instead of packaging weight.
The company charges more FBA fees for apparel at the following rates:
● Up to 6 oz costs $3.43
● 6+ to 12 oz costs $3.60
● 12+ to 16 oz costs $4.15
● Up to 6 oz costs $4.43
● 6+ to 12 oz cost $4.62
● 12+ to 16 oz costs $5.32
● 1+ to 2 lbs costs $6.10
● 2+ to 3 lbs costs $6.83
● 3+ lbs to 20 lbs costs $7.01 and $0.32/lb above the first 3 lbs
Oversize tiers use the same payment fees mentioned above. Amazon sellers should factor these costs into the selling price of their items to make sure they still make the profit necessary to continue operations.
Changes to Amazon Fulfillment Fees
Amazon recently implemented FBA fulfillment fee changes. The company added a 5% surcharge for fuel and inflation at the end of April 2022. The surcharge applies to all types of products, including:
● Dangerous goods
● Apparel and non-apparel
● Small and light goods
The charge goes on all items shipped from Amazon’s fulfillment centers. FBA sellers should check for any changes and new FBA fees to ensure they stay up to date on what to expect.
Amazon’s Pick and Pack and Referral Fee
Amazon charges a referral fee for every item you sell on the website. The referral fees add to your item price and apply to every unit sold by your company. While referral fees do not increase the total sales price for your customer, it does cost you money.
These fees can vary if you have a total sales price greater than a set limit.
The referral fee does not count as part of the Amazon FBA fee, which covers things like picking and packing and the disposal fee for damaged goods. You can use an Amazon fee calculator to determine how much you may need to pay.
We can also help you track referral fee changes and learn more about Amazon’s inventory placement service.
Get More Information as an Amazon Seller
Do you have more questions about Amazon seller central, FBA storage fees, disposal order fees, FBA removal fees, or an aged inventory surcharge? You can learn more about Amazon FBA removal, dangerous goods, and Amazon’s long-term storage fee or closing fee by reaching out to our team.
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